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Think-tank: Greek Coastal Shipping a Major Force of the Economy

Coastal shipping is one of the driving forces of the Greek economy, the country’s most influential think-tank said this week.

Wall Street Journal: Greece On A Return To Growth

"The latest stage in Greece’s economic rollercoaster ride shows numerous reasons to cheer," the Wall Street Journal (WSJ) Europe says in a special edition on Greece.

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.

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.

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.

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.

Kefalogianni: Greece Is Slowly Leaving The Crisis Behind

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

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.
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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.
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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.

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...

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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...

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...