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Greek Tourism Drives Down May 2018 Jobless Rate

Greece’s seasonally adjusted unemployment rate eased by 20 percent in May 2018 for the first time in seven years driven in large part by the tourism sector.

Greek Revenue Body Launches ‘Apodixi Please’ Campaign to Nab Tax Evaders

The "Apodixi Please' campaign is urging tourists in Greece to ask for a receipt with their transactions.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Greek Gaming Commission Invites Proposals for Casino Tender Teaser

The Hellenic Gaming Commission is welcoming proposals on a teaser for the international tender for the license to operate a casino at Hellinikon.

Thessaloniki 2018 Fair Figures Rising as Countdown Begins

Preparations are getting underway for the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run in the Greek northern port city during September 8-16.

Greek Holiday Home Market Making Comeback

The Greek market for holiday homes is picking up pace with going prices for properties on main island destinations increasing in the first half of 2018.

Investment Activity in Greek Hotel Sector Going Strong

Greece is evolving into one of the most popular global destinations, with investment activity in its hospitality sector picking up pace, according to a GBR Consulting report.

Greek Hotel Sector Needs Favorable Tax Policy to Attract Investments, Says Alpha Bank

The Greek hotel sector needs a more favorable tax policy in order to attract investments and improve the quality of offered services, Alpha Bank says.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese

Grivalia Hospitality has moved ahead with the acquisition of the Amanzoe luxury resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.

Handelsblat: Robust Tourism Driving Greece out of Crisis

Tourists continue to flock to Greece despite the deadly fires, reports Handelsblat days after the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reassured travelers that the country was a safe destination.

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.

XRTC: Smaller Shipping Companies Gaining Ground in Greece

Smaller shipping companies have emerged the winners of the economic crisis, boosting their share of the market compared to major players, according to a study by XRTC Business Consultants.

Greek Tourism Success Story Going Strong

Greek tourism is flying high, setting the groundwork for better days to come, according data released over the last six months.

Greek Q1 Tourism Revenue Edging Upward

Greek tourism-related revenue grew in the first quarter of the year to 554 million euros, marking a 13.2 percent increase compared to 2017, according to the Bank of Greece.

ΕΥ: Greece FDI Projects Up in 2017, Create 1,194 New Jobs

Foreign Direct Investment projects in Greece, in 2017 increased to 24 from 13, creating 1,194 new jobs, according to the EY European Attractiveness survey.

IOBE Think-tank Sees 2% Growth for Greece

The Greek economy is set to grow by approximately 2 percent in 2018, according to the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (IOBE).

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greek Tourism Creates Most Jobs in June

Accommodation and food services created the most new job openings in June, according to the Greek labor ministry's Ergani system.

EU Approves of ‘Enhanced Surveillance’ for Post-bailout Greece

The European Commission presented an “enhanced surveillance" framework in order to support Greece in its post-bailout efforts to return to “normalcy”.

Greek Islanders Can Now Claim Transport Discounts

Residents of 49 Greek islands can now claim transportation discounts as announced earlier this year, by registering on the newly launched "Metaforiko Isodynamo" platform.