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Greece-based CEOs: Tourism, Food Services to Top Investor Interest

Tourism and F&B services are the key areas of interest for investors seeking to place their money in Greece, according to market experts and company CEOs.

‘Our Innovations Start in Greece’ – Interview with Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser

Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser speaks of plans for the Greek market, underlining that the Group has faith in destination Greece.

Four Seasons Astir Palace Hotel Athens Aims for March 2019

The fully renovated and extended Astir Palace in Vouliagmeni, is set to open for business in March 2019, with the seal of approval of the Four Seasons hotel brand.

Quality Transport Infrastructure to Lure Property Investors to Athens

Enhanced transport infrastructure across Attica and in Athens is set to stimulate the interest of foreign buyers seeking to invest in property, according real estate broker Tranio.

Greek Economy Ministry Sees Stronger Investment Activity in 2018-2019

The Greek economy ministry is expecting stronger investment activity this year and in 2019, following last year’s positive trend.

US Ambassador: Energy, Shipping Key to Stronger US-Greece Ties

Shipping and energy are sectors of common interest that can further strengthen relations between Greece and the US, according to US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

Positive 2017 Results Spur Lampsa Group’s Future Activities

Greek hotels group Lampsa is seeing sales, profit and occupancy levels at its units on the rise, paving the way for the further development of its activities.

Three Greek Ports Set for Development, Says Minister

Three Greek ports are in line for immediate development following in the steps of the Thessaloniki Port Authority, according to Alternate Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Minister Pitsiorlas: Hellinikon Licensing Enters Final Stretch

The urban regeneration project slated for the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is entering the final stretch, according to Alternate Economy Minister Stergios Pitsiorlas.

Green Groups Appeal for Multibillion-euro Hellinikon Project to Stop

The Hellinikon project, set to be erected at the former Athens airport, is yet again about to be put on hold after environmental groups took the case to Greece’s highest court.

‘EquiFund’ Set to Stimulate Greek Innovation, Entrepreneurship

Contributing to the speedy recovery of the Greek economy, the EquiFund initiative aims through funding to spur innovation and pave the way for new investments.

SEV Urges Greek Gov’t to Become More ‘Investor-friendly’

SEV President Theodoros Fessas is calling on the Greek government to become more investor-friendly and offer a range of services that will attract investments.

Lamda CEO Optimistic, Says Hellinikon Works May Start Next Year

Lamda Development, the consortium behind the investment project of Athens’ former Hellinikon airport, expressed hope that works can finally begin in 2019.

SEV: Greece Can Double Investments by 2025

Greece can more than double productive investment and create some 200,000 new jobs by 2025, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Crete: Kastelli Airport Engineer Selected, Works to Begin in Autumn 2018

Hill International has been selected as the independent engineer set to undertake works on the highly anticipated Kastelli airport project on Crete.

First Thessaloniki Port Works to Be Ready Ahead of Plan

Infrastructure works budgeted at 180 million euros may be ready ahead of schedule at the port of Thessaloniki in northern Greece.

Santorini’s Port Fund Looks to Create a Marina at Monolithos

The Thira Port Fund of Santorini and Enterprise Greece are looking to prepare an investment plan for the creation of a marina in the Monolithos area of the island.

Tender for Xenia Hotel and Thermal Spring on Kythnos to Launch April 2

Greece's assets fund will launch a tender process for the Xenia and thermal spring property on the island of Kythnos on April 2.

Greek Federation of Enterprises Calls for Maritime Spatial Planning Framework

Despite boasting the world’s 9th largest coastline with 90% of its tourism and recreation business there, Greece lacks a maritime spatial planning framework, according to SEV.

Thessaloniki Port Authority Sale a Done Deal

South Europe Gateway Thessaloniki Limited (SEGT) is now the majority shareholder in the Thessaloniki Port Authority, with a share of 67 percent.