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Theoharis: Shielding Greek Tourism Key for Future

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis called for a strategic plan which will lay the foundations so that Greek tourism can enter a new era.

Greece’s New Tourism Minister Sets Agenda

Greece's new Tourism Minister Harry Theocharis presented his agenda for the upcoming period, which includes slashing VAT on tourism from 24 percent to 13 percent.

Greek Tourism Stakeholders Call for National Plan, Coordination

The Greek tourism sector has high expectations of the new center-right government and its leadership, said Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

New Greek Gov’t Gets Down to Work, Tax Bill First on the List

The newly elected Greek government, headed by Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis, met for the first time on Wednesday to lay out the agenda of priorities.

New Era for Greek Culture Ministry Under Lina Mendoni

The Greek Culture Ministry is set to enter a new era under the leadership of Lina Mendoni, who has been appointed new minister.

World Leaders Congratulate Mitsotakis on Greece Election Victory

World leaders congratulated Greece’s new prime minister, 51-year-old Kyriakos Mitsotakis, who won the national elections on July 7 by majority vote.

Kyriakos Mitsotakis Wins Majority Vote in Greece Snap Polls

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party received a majority 39.8 percent of the public vote in Sunday’s national elections.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

SETE: Tourism Supported Greek Economy by €125 Billion Since Crisis

Since the start of the financial crisis in Greece, tourism has supported the economy by 125 billion euros, according to data of SETE.

Greek Polls Round 2 Bring Conservatives to the Fore

Candidates of the conservative New Democracy party clinched most regional and municipal positions in the second round of Greek elections.

Greece to Hold Snap Elections After EU Vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election following his party's defeat to the New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections.

Poll Finds EU Voters Confused, Fearful of Union Collapse

As the European parliamentary elections draw near, EU voters appear to be concerned about the viability of the Union, with the majority fearing its collapse.

Tsipras’ Syriza Party Wins Greek Elections, Given 2nd Chance

Only 56.11 percent of the Greeks (3,730,456 out of 6,190,946 registered voters) went to the polls on Sunday, electing for a second time in under nine months 41-year-old Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party.

Hotels Chamber: Why is Tourism Off the Greek Election Agenda?

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) is expressing its concern over why the political parties vying for votes in the upcoming elections this Sunday, are not discussing tourism - one of the country’s few money-making industries.

Caretaker Government to Step In Ahead of Greek September Polls

A non-political caretaker government announced earlier Friday will be sworn in at 1pm in order to lead Greece to snap selections, which have been set for September 20, after Alexis Tsipras stepped down as prime minister last week following a seven-month tenure.

Minister Says NSRF Funds Won’t Be Lost, Airports Deal in March

Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis reassured reporters on Wednesday, that capital controls will soon be lifted, liquidity is improving and the privatization of 14 airports will most likely be completed in March.

Parties Fail to See Eye to Eye, Greek Polls Next Month

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is expected on Friday, to officially announce elections to be held next month as parties failed to form a coalition government.

Greek Elections to Put Tourism to the Test… Again

Greece’s tourism industry will again have to flex its muscle ahead of yet another election period set for this coming September, in the middle of the fall tourism season, which is expected to see some 5.5 million tourists - roughly translating into 3.2 billion euros - making...

Summer Holidays in Greece Concern for UK Press

Described by the Independent as a “political earthquake that is rumbling from the Aegean across Europe”, the January 25 victory of the leftist Syriza party in Greece, seems to have created a backlash of distress amongst British tourists as to whether it will be wise to continue...
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