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Tourism Ministry Joins Forces With SETE

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos and the president of the Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises, Nikos Aggelopoulos, recently decided to work together on issues in relation to tourist traffic data and marketing strategies.

Plan for Privatization of All Greek Airports

The interministerial committee for denationalization last month gave the 'green light' for the utilization of regional airports by private investors.

New Tourism Investment Infrastructure Interest

According to local press reports, foreign investors and large foreign enterprises are targeting some of the most important Greek ports and all airports, expecting that the country's tourism development will continue and expand, in particular into the winter season.

2nd Tourism & Property Show a Double Success

More than 7,000 visitors, hundreds of investors in the tourism sector and some 250 foreign visitors attended the 2nd International Tourism & Property Show held from 22 to 24 February at the Olympic Fencing Center at Hellinikon.

Tourism Minister Optimistic

Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos called a press conference recently and expressed his conclusions on Greek tourism and his optimism in regards to the current image Greece has within the sector.

Greece Sees Drop In Air Arrivals

Air arrivals to Greek airports appeared reduced by 7.8 percent for the January-October 2009 period while for the month of October the decline reached 6.2 percent, the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP) reported recently.

Airport Arrivals Show A Slight Drop

International arrivals at Greek airports dropped some 2.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.

Aviation Chamber Sought To Tackle Problems

The establishment of an aviation chamber and the development of Greece’s general aviation to the benefit of areas where Greek regional airports are located are two issues that must be seen to immediately, according to the common conclusion of speakers at the fifth scientific...

SAAE On AIA’s High Charges

The luxurious status of the most expensive airport in Europe must end, according to the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) in regards to Athens International Airport’s (AIA) high aviation charges.

Rodos And Kos See Major Non-Resident Arrival Increase

Although non-resident arrivals showed a 1.3 percent decrease from last year levels in the first seven months of 2010, Greek islands Kos and Rodos enjoyed more visitors despite the economic downturn, according to figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greek Tourism Sees Steady Arrivals But Less Revenue

Greek tourism managed to withstand obstacles this season despite the economic crisis and hardships created by demonstrations and strikes, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.

Ryanair Announces New Route

The Culture and Tourism Ministry announced last month that it aims to encourage airlines to add routes to Greek destinations or enhance existing flights to Greece from many destinations especially in Europe.

Slight Recovery Expected For Greek Tourism In 2011

Foreign arrivals at 13 of Greece’s main airports increased by 0.85 percent year-on-year in September while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 0.57 percent during the first nine months of the year, according to Civil Aviation Authority data released last month.

Greek Tourism Expected To Rise In 2011, Deputy Minister

The Greek government places great importance on the tourism sector as it can help the country survive the economic crisis, Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister George Nikitiadis told journalists during his visit last month to the global meetings and events exhibition EIBTM in...
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Kostas Tsovilis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Despite initial predictions, Greek tourism this year weathered the storm and kept strong. However, problems did not disappear. As we all know, travel by air is the main gateway to our country and we must support and be rational to the operation of air...

Greek Airport Fees Scrapped For Next Nine Months

As of this month and until the end of the year all aircraft using Greek airports are exempt from paying landing, takeoff and stopover fees, according to an announcement last month by the Transport and Infrastructure Ministry.

Air Transport Conference

An International Conference on Air Transport and Airports and their evolution in the 21st Century takes place next month at the University of Patras on December 3 and 4. Organizers expect to welcome some 300 experts in air transport from the European Union, including Greece, and...

Tourism Sector Calls For Abolition Of Airport Tax As Air Fares Rise

High insurance fees and low revenue have forced Greek airlines to increase fares. At the same time, they want major decreases in airport fees and taxes. And so far, they have managed to get all of the tourism-related associations in the private sector behind them in a strong...

Report Shows Good News For Greek Tourism

Positive data was released recently by a report providing a snapshot of the performance and outlook of the Greek hotel industry, within the broader context of Greek tourism and Greek socioeconomic developments.