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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

SETE Chief Says Overtaxation to Hamper Greek Tourism

The tourism sector, Greece’s strongest foreign currency attractor, is ringing alarm bells that the rise in value added tax to 24 percent - which was agreed on earlier Wednesday - will have a negative impact on incoming tourism for 2016.

Astir Palace Sale to Pick Up Pace

The sale of a majority stake in the highly coveted Astir Palace Resort to consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund is set to start anew this week.

Sector Body GEPOET Upgrades its Online Presence

Representing the country’s travel ventures, the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) announced last week that it’s new site - www.gepoet.gr - is up and running.

GEPOET Meets with Alternate Tourism Minister

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the Greek Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET) to discuss the challenges of the sector and formulate a joint strategy ahead of the official launch of the summer tourist season.