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Greek Tourism Minister Welcomes ECOFIN Update on VAT Rules

EU finance ministers have decided to update value-added tax rules, which would pave the way for the reduction of VAT rates on all Greek islands.

Poll: Greece Among Top 10 European Destinations for Source Markets

Greece is in the top 10 European destinations of choice for travelers coming from key source markets, an INSETE study found.

Greece Aims to Launch Tourism Business Accessibility Label

Greece is pushing ahead with actions that will make tourist destinations and beaches accessible to disabled travelers, announcing a new certification for enterprises.

Tourism Should Be Accessible for All, Says GNTO President

Accessible tourism is a right and should be a given, GNTO President Angela Gerekou said during the recent "Tourism for All" conference held in Italy.

Greek Minister Wants to Create Framework for Tourism – Trade Activities

The time has come for Greece to set up a framework that will regulate the operation of tourism trade activity, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Tourism Strategy to Focus on Investments, Sustainability

Greece is preparing a 10-year national tourism development strategy focused on high quality investments and sustainability, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias.

CLIA – Greek Gov’t Discuss Cruise Sector Priorities for 2022

CLIA Europe executives discussed the 2022 cruise season with Greek government officials and focused on issues of safe travel, port operations and responsible tourism.

Ioannina Sets New Tourism Priorities on Back of Strong Winter Bookings

With hotel occupancy levels in Ioannina at 70% in November, local authorities have plans to further establish the city as a strong Greek tourist destination.

Greece Aiming for March 2022 Cruise Travel Start

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - Europe and the Greek Tourism Ministry are aiming to kickstart cruise travel to Greece in March 2022.

Greece Participates in Transition Pathway for ‘Greener’ Tourism

Greece took part in a meeting of EU tourism ministers to discuss the creation of a "Transition Pathways” pact for the green transformation of Europe’s tourism industry.

Greek Minister: Tourism and Wellbeing Go Hand in Hand

‘Tourism and health are directly linked,’ Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias said in an interview, stressing the importance of covering lost ground and achieving tourism success in 2022.

Greece – Turkey Hoteliers Arrange Istanbul Meet for Spring

Hoteliers from Greece and Turkey will be meeting in Istanbul in April 2022 to discuss cooperation and ways to address the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece and Turkey Agree to Cooperate in Tourism

Greece and neighbor Turkey agreed to cooperate on issues of tourism and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Izmir.

Greece Counting on Winter Tourism to Conclude Positive Year 

Greece is counting on seeing more tourists in winter as part of a long-term strategy to extend its tourism season past the summer months.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

Enhancing the Athens Tourism Experience a Ministry Priority

Ways of enhancing the Athens tourism experience were discussed during a recent meeting between Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias, municipal authorities and trade associations.

Greece’s 2021 Tourism Revenues Reaching €12bn

Greece’s travel receipts for 2021 are already above initial projections of 5-6 billion euros and are expected to reach 12 billion euros.

Greece Beats 2021 Target, Recoups 50% of 2019 Tourism Revenues

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to promote off-season travel and new destinations in Greece after the sector managed to achieve its goal for 2021.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Extension of Quarantine Hotel Operations

The Greek Tourism Ministry is proposing for the extension of leases that allow hotels to provide accommodation for travelers that test positive for Covid-19.

Minister Kikilias Tells Sky News Greece’s Tourism to Recover Fully in 2022

Greece’s tourism sector is aiming to fully recover significant losses incurred by Covid-19 in 2022, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias tells Sky News.