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Greek Tourism Minister Calls For United Front

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently met with a cross-party group of MPs responsible for tourism to discuss challenges, issues and ways to enhance their cooperation towards bolstering the sector.

Minister Kountoura Invites Obama to Holiday in ‘This Small, Great World’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited US President Barak Obama to spend his next holidays in Greece, during the dinner held in his honor in Athens recently.

Greece-US Partnership at a Glance

On occasion of President Barak Obama’s visit to Athens this week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) looks at key points of Greece’s relations with the United States.

Obama in Athens: Equal Chances for the Young, Meaningful Debt Relief

US President Barak Obama arrived in Athens on Tuesday bringing a message of support and hope as he had pledged ahead of his visit from the White House: austerity does not bring prosperity, and the young must have equal opportunities, he said after meeting with Prime Minister...

Greece Readies for US President Obama Visit

Outgoing US President Barack Obama will be in Athens on Tuesday and Wednesday, and will meet with government officials to discuss among other things ways for Greece to be given “meaningful debt relief” in efforts to offer the Greek people hope.

Greece’s Tourism Ministry to Get Upgrade

The tourism ministry in Greece is set to be upgraded into an independent entity following two Presidential Decrees signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently believed to be paving the way for an upcoming government reshuffle.

United Front Against Migrant Crisis or Face Consequences, Greek PM Warns UNGA

The refugee crisis is a problem that affects every nation and as such should be dealt with in a coordinated and united matter, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras told the 71st United Nations General Assembly on Monday.

Stournaras: Tourism, Reforms, Key to Bringing Greece Out of the Tunnel

Tourism, reforms and privatizations are key to bringing Greece back into the game, Greek Central Bank Governor Yannis Stournaras said last week, expressing his optimism that faith is being restored in the Greek economy.

Greek Tourism Enterprise Body GEPOET Talks Business in China

In efforts to promote the interests of its members, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) explored the potential of working together with Chinese sector professionals during Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ recent visit to China.

Tourism, Infrastructure Top Greece-China Team Work

Tourism and infrastructure will be at the top of the Greece-China agenda of collaborative efforts, Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis said during a business forum on shipping held in Beijing.

Cosco to Dish Out Extra €500m for Piraeus Investment

Chinese shipping giant Cosco will dish out some 500 million euros over and above the paying price for the port of Piraeus, its managing director, Xu Lirong, said this week during talks with Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, who is in China on an official five-day visit to...

Greece-China Shake Hands on Culture, Science, Exports & Tourism

With the sale of a majority stake in the Port of Piraeus to Chinese shipping giant Cosco at the center of talks, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras sealed on Monday a number of deals with Chinese officials during his five-day visit this week to Beijing and Shanghai, aiming to...

Greece Country Brand Running Low, Study Says

Days after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras pledged to double spending on the promotion of Greece abroad, adding that the country brand is its “intangible asset”, a study by Canada’s Carleton University reveals that Greece’s brand name is no longer opening doors to business.

Spreading the Word About Greece to Cost €10m

Promoting Greece abroad and boosting the country’s image is a top priority for the government, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, adding that he will double the given budget to 10 million euros to achieve the best results for both the economy and society.

Research Body Says New Tax Measures to Take Toll on Greek Economy

Stringent measures to secure the next installation of Greece’s 86-billion-euro bailout plan are bound to hit the Greek economy even more, the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE) said recently.

Greece-Iran Shake Hands on Tourism, Energy, Transport

In ongoing efforts to reach out to new partners and strengthen existing ties, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras visited Teheran on Sunday, where he agreed to work together with Iran in the areas of tourism, energy and transport, expressing his hopes that Greece will serve as an...

Greek Tourism Sector Opposes Gov’t Pension Plan

The Greek tourism sector has joined a growing number of professionals across the country’s productive forces, including lawyers and farmers, expressing their opposition over the government’s plans to proceed with further pension cuts and increase social security contributions by...

Attica Region 5-year Tourism Promo Plan Takes Off

Promoting the wider Attica region as an ideal short break destination as well as bringing to the fore the unknown side of life on the outskirts of Athens and across the region, are among the priorities set by the Attica Region in its tourism promotion strategy for the next five years.

Greece Best ‘User’ of NSRF Funds

Greece is among the EU countries with the highest absorption rates of National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) funds for the 2007-2013 period.

EIB Boosts Presence in Greece, Launches Investment Team

The European Investment Bank (EIB) is serious about getting down to business in Greece, and is currently in the process of renovating its central Athens headquarters and appointing a task force that will focus on investments in efforts to support sustainable economic recovery and...