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Greece – China Boost Connectivity with Juneyao Air Direct Flight

Greece has entered a deal with Chinese carrier Juneyao Air for direct flights between Shanghai and Athens starting July 2020.

Greek Tourism Counting on Secure Digital Environment

Greece's tourism sector is counting on secure digital infrastructure for safe online transactions after legislation is enforced, Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas said.

Greece-China Agree to Double Flights, Boost Connectivity

Greece and China have signed an MoU for increasing the number of flights connecting the two countries to 35 weekly from the current 14.

Ministers Examine Boosting Greece-China Flight Frequency

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis discussed on the potential of increasing air connections between Greece and China with Chinese Culture and Tourism Minister Luo Shugang.

Urban Renewal Programs Can Boost Athens’ Tourism, Says Deputy Minister

Urban renewal programs are key to transforming Attica into a vibrant urban center appealing to both residents and travelers, says Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

GNTO Head Gerekou Ready for New Era in Greek Tourism

The Greek National Tourism Organization has entered a “new era” and will support tourism startups, innovation and new ideas, says GNTO President Angela Gerekou.

Minister Announces Northern Greece Tourism Agenda

The tourism product of Northern Greece was on the meeting agenda of Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Greek Tourism Minister Starts Regional Tour from Epirus

Greece's Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis recently launched a series of policy meetings with regional governors from Epirus, for the creation of a regional tourism council.

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.

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.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Integrated and Permanent Taxation Policy

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has reiterated its call for government planning that will include tax cuts in transportation, among others.

Greece Top Pick for Polish Travelers in 2019

Greece is the first choice of travel for Polish nationals in 2019 continuing last year’s momentum which saw more than 1 million visitors from Poland.

Greek Minister Calls for Unified EU Tourism Policy

While in Brussels, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura urged European stakeholders to work together towards setting up a common EU tourism policy.

FedHATTA Info Campaign Aimed at non-EU Tourism Services Providers

Greece’s travel agency body fedHATTA has launched a far-reaching information campaign regarding the provision of tourism services by non-EU nationals/entities in Greece.

Polish Demand for Greece on the Rise, More to Come in 2019

Greece welcomed 960,000 visitors from Poland during the January-September 2018 period, remaining at the top of the Polish market.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

GNTO VP: Perseverance and Consistency Behind Greek Tourism Success Story 

Establishing Greece as multi-island destination in the Mediterranean, offering 365 days of tourism options, tops the tourism ministry’s agenda, according to GNTO VP Aggeliki Chondromatidou.

Direct Air Links Key to Greece Tourism Growth, Says Ministry

Direct air links with new markets worldwide, secured by the Tourism Ministry, have helped boost the number of international arrivals to Greece.

Crete Region, SETE Team Up to Boost Greek Tourism Presence in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is collaborating with the Region of Crete and will be holding its promotional and networking activities at the Region's office in Brussels.

Greek Tourism Targets Latin American Markets

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura held meetings with her counterparts from Colombia, Cuba and Argentina and discussed ways to cooperate in the field of tourism.
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