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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.

SETE: Tourism Supported Greek Economy by €125 Billion Since Crisis

Since the start of the financial crisis in Greece, tourism has supported the economy by 125 billion euros, according to data of SETE.

Lebanon Seeks to Learn from Greek Tourism ‘Success Story’

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura outlined the policies implemented for the upgrade of Greece's tourism product and services, during her recent visit to Lebanon.

EIB ‘Committed to Unlocking Priority Investment in Greece’

The European Investment Bank (EIB) in 2018 financed a record number of projects in Greece, making it the largest beneficiary of EIB Group financing in Europe.

Greek Shipowners to Voluntarily Boost State Coffers by €75m a Year

The Union of Greek Shipowners has agreed to boost state coffers annually by more than 75 million euros for an indefinite period of time.

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.

Kountoura: Greece’s Tourism Success All About Hard Work, Not Circumstance

Greece has emerged as a leading tourism destination, strengthening ties and reaching out to new markets, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

More Greeks Choose Tourism Studies Thanks to Best Career Outlook

All the more young people in Greece are choosing to study tourism thanks to its strong professional outlook, according to the Labor Ministry's Ergani system.  

Thessaloniki Tour Guide School Set to Take Training to a New Level

The Thessaloniki Tour Guide School is getting ready to open its doors to Greek and Greek-speaking EU and non-EU nationals.

OECD: Steep Taxation Taking Toll on Greece’s Growth

Heavy taxation continues to be the leading obstacle to growth in Greece, according to data released by the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD).

ICAP Study: Tourism Enterprises Among Greece’s Most Profitable

Tourism enterprises hold leading positions among Greece’s 500 most profitable businesses for 2017, according to an ICAP study.

IOBE Study: Athens Airport Significantly Contributes to Greek Economy Growth

The contribution of Athens International Airport to the Greek economy has significantly increased during the last six years, due to a sharp rise in air arrivals.

Celestyal Cruises Targets 21% Guest Growth for Greece in 2019

Celestyal Cruises in 2018 "showed Greece" to 108,000 passengers and is aiming to boost that number by 21 percent, to 130,000, in 2019.

Greek Assets Body Set to Run New Round of Privatization Tenders 

Greek assets body TAIPED is set to launch a new round of privatization tenders for thermal springs, regional ports and marinas across Greece.

Applications Open for Athens Tour Guide Schools, Vocational Training Units

The Athens Tour Guide School and eight vocational training units are accepting applications for the 2018-2019 academic year through to September 14.

Tsipras: ‘Liberation Day’ for Post-bailout Greece

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras described August 20, as a day of liberation for Greece, as the country completed its nearly eight-year rescue period.

Greece Exits Bailout Era Amid Uncertainty, Betting on Regaining Trust

August 20 marks Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Amanzoe Resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese

Grivalia Hospitality has moved ahead with the acquisition of the Amanzoe luxury resort in Porto Heli, Peloponnese, Greece.

Applications Open for Tourism Training Programs in 13 Greek Cities

Waged-workers or short-term unemployed seeking to further their education can apply as of Monday, July 16, for state-run post-graduate programs in tourism.