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Greek Shipping Ministry Approves Routes for Two Ferry Operators

The Greek Shipping Ministry has given the green light to two coastal ferry companies to operate certain routes to the Greek islands.

Greek Ferry Operators Increase Fares by 6%

Greek ferry operators increased fares by 6 percent citing higher fuel costs due to the implementation of IMO 2020.

Greek Ferry Fares Set to Rise in View of IMO 2020

Greek ferry fares may increase by as much as 10 percent in view of rising fuel costs following the implementation of IMO 2020.

Greece to Entice Millionaires with Non-dom Program

Greece has announced a non-dom program that foresees offering foreign nationals the chance - by investing in Greece - to avoid paying taxes in their own country.

Greek Tourism Ministry Considers Training Programs for Unemployed

In view of the start of the summer season, the Greek Tourism Ministry is considering the launch of training programs for the unemployed.

Greece Still Needs to Implement Reforms to Stimulate Productivity

Despite measures to drive Greece's economic growth, the government must find ways to increase productivity and advance employee training.

Greek Gov’t Lays Groundwork for Advanced Tourism Education

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing the groundwork for the upgrade of the tourism education system in view of the sector’s robust performance.

Mitsotakis’ Meeting with Trade Bodies Focuses on Investments

Attracting investment and ensuring employee rights topped the agenda of talks between Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and trade representatives.

SETE Updates Greek Finance Minister on Key Tourism Matters

Key tourism issues and challenges were addressed during a meeting between SETE President Yiannis Retsos and Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

Smaller Players Take Lead in Greek Coastal Shipping Market, Says XRTC

Smaller Greek shipping companies currently control 62 percent of all coastal transport needs, according to an XRTC Business Consultants report.

A Year After Bailout Exit, Commission Says Greece Making Progress

The European Commission issued a statement, marking the one-year anniversary of Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

XRTC: Greek Coastal Shipping Fleet Getting Old

Greece’s coastal shipping fleet is getting older with the average age of its vessels at 26 years, requiring investments for renewal, according to an XRTC report.

Greek Shipping Needs Stronger Regulation to Remain on Top – Report

In order to retain its leading global position, Greece's shipping sector is calling for stronger regulation.

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.