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New Tax Measures Cause Reactions

Minister of Economy and Finance Yiorgos Alogoskoufis recently announced new tax measures that raised the concern of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Tourism Leader Calls for Lobbying Agency

Stavros Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises, last month called for the formation of a single lobbying agency for Greek employers. One, he said, that would represent businesses in proportion to their contribution to the national economy.

Tourism Development Minister Signs Contracts with K.E.K

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has initiated contracts with 97 Vocational Training Centers (K.E.K) throughout Greece for the training of some 8,000 employees of the tourism sector with the aim of improving and upgrading respective skills and knowledge.

Athanasios Oikonomou

From the beginning of the year until now Greek tourism has shown resistance. I will not get tired of constantly repeating what Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has observed from the start. That 2008 was not a usual year.

The Human Factor in Tourism and Shipping

The human factor and the growth of tourism and shipping, two key aspects of the Greek economy, was the focus of IST/University of Hertfordshire's meeting last month. Professors Haris Kokkosis and Ioannis Tzoannos, each representing the ministry's they work for, pointed out the...

Dimitrios C. Lambadarios

The Philoxenia exhibition, now in its 22nd year, has become an institution for Greece, which has been organised successfully for all these years and is an event of great significance for the Greek tourism industry.

Tourism Organization President Now Optimistic

At his first confrontation with the press, Hellenic Tourism Organization President Haris Kokkossis said that he expects this year's tourism arrival figures to stay at the same level as last year. (In an interview days earlier, the newly appointed president had said that he...

New Incentives to Foster Tourism Investment

Red tape, leading to delays and the disappointment of investors, has lead to less-than-expected investment in the Greek tourism sector over the past years. But now Economy and Finance Minister Giorgos Alogoskoufis and Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos, say the...

Tourism Minister Meets with IFTA Chief

Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said last month that Greek tourism would enter "a new dynamic phase" after the Olympics, mainly by tapping the potential offered by the considerably improved infrastructure and the image of the country. He said tourism would take...

Kostas Tsovilis

In these difficult and obscure days where the Greek economy and society are being beaten by unprecedented forces, our country’s tourism industry is at the start of a peculiar journey, the journey of the salmon.

Tourism Impact On Greek Economy, Study

The overall effect on the Greek economy from tourism spending in the country by both Greek and foreign visitors and tourism investment was estimated at 34.4 billion euros or 15.1 percent of GDP in 2010, a recent study released by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial...

Greeks Stay Home This Summer

Six in 10 Greeks said they would not take a vacation this summer due to the financial crisis, a recent nationwide survey conducted recently by the General Consumer Federation of Greece (INKA) said.

Greek PM: Greek Economy Will Recover In 2014

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras said on 7 September that Greece's economy will recover in 2014 as the government will present a primary budget surplus and no additional measures will be needed.
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SETE 12th Tourism & Development Conference: Tourism Strategic Planning 2021

“Tourism Strategic Planning 2021: The Implementation Roadmap” will be the theme of SETE's 12th Tourism & Development Conference, which will take place on 21-22 October 2013 at the Athenaeum Intercontinental Hotel in Athens.

Kefalogianni Underlines Significance Of Tourism For Greek Economy At German Conference

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the importance of tourism for the revival of the Greek economy during her speech at the 17th annual conference of the Federal Association of the German Tourism Industry on 2 December in Berlin.

Kefalogianni: Greece Is Slowly Leaving The Crisis Behind

Greece is slowly emerging from its recession, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Greek Tourism To Receive Funds From New NSRF For 2014-2020

Tourism will be one of the sectors of the Greek economy that will receive funds from the new National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) for the new programming period 2014-2020, according to Greek Development Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

Report: Shipping Can Further Contribute To Greece’s Economy

Greek shipping can further contribute to the country's economy provided a stable and competitive institutional framework is maintained, according to the recently released annual report of the Union of Greek Shipowners.

Tourism’s Contribution To Greek Economy To Be Researched

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) has partnered with the Centre of Planning and Economic Research (KEPE) to carry out studies in regards to the tourism sector's contribution to the Greek economy.

Kefalogianni: Tourism Is The Locomotive Of Greece’s Economy

"Tourism proved that it can be the locomotive of the Greek economy," Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Thursday 9 October in Parliament, during the debate on a vote of confidence requested by the coalition government.