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Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.

#MyBlue: Are You in Love With the Sea? Share the Feeling!

#MyBlue, a new Greek campaign running on social media, has been launched to raise awareness about our connection with the ocean and the need to protect it.

‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic’ Named Top Event of the Year

“Athens Marathon. The Authentic” recently received four distinctions at the “Event Awards 2017”, including the “Event of the Year” award.

‘Patmos Revelation’: Greek Sacred Island Gets Ready for First Sports Tourism Event!

In less than two weeks runners and swimmers will gather on Patmos in Greece to participate in the sacred island's first sports tourism event “Patmos Revelation”!

Tourism Strategy Takes Center Stage in Kountoura-SETE Talks

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the newly elected board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) to discuss joint strategies.

Kourneta Highlights Growing Role of Social Media in Greek Tourism

New technologies and social media have contributed to Greece's promotion as a year round destination, according to secretary general for tourism, Evridiki Kourneta.

Tourism Ministry Announces New GNTO Secretary General

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has appointed Konstantinos Tsegas, attorney at the Supreme Court of Greece, as the new Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

GNTO Campaign Promotes Greece via Russia, India Media

Greek destinations will be showcased on Russian and Indian media, as part of efforts of the GNTO to promote Greece to more markets abroad.

Aqua Vista Hotels Presents Growing Portfolio to US Market at 1st Greek Panorama

Professionals, residents and tourists in New York City were introduced to Aqua Vista Hotels' hospitality concept and extensive portfolio of hotels, during the 1st Greek Panorama exhibition, which took place May 11-13 at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.

Kountoura, Cousteau Discuss Marine Research Projects in Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and ocean conservationist Fabien Cousteau discussed on the promotion of Greece as a leading diving destination.

Foreign TV Productions Focus on Greece in May

Television crews from Russia, France and Belgium are expected to visit Greece in May to film popular and lesser known tourism destinations.

GNTO Attends WTM Latin America 2017, Comes Closer to Brazilian Market

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General, Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, held a series of meetings with Brazilian tourism professionals at the World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2017.

Greek Blue Flag Beaches in World’s Top 3

Greek beaches have consecutively been listed in the top three spots of the highly coveted Blue Flags Program, the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) said on occasion of the 30th anniversary of the project.

Greece has Potential to be Frontrunner in Sustainable Tourism Development

Greece has the potential to be a frontrunner in sustainable tourism development in the coming years, according to UNWTO Secretary-General Taleb Rifai.

Greece Seeks to ‘Feature’ in Bollywood Film Productions

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is seeking to cooperate with Bollywood for potential filming projects to be run in Greece.

OTM 2017: Greece Aims to Attract More Tourists from India

Aiming to tap into one of the world’s fastest growing markets with 20.38 million outbound tourists in 2015, Greece participated in this year’s OTM show held in Mumbai.

GNTO Steps Up Tourism Promo Action in Romania

Aiming to boost Romania-Greece tourism cooperation, GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Tryfonopoulos had a full agenda during the ΤΤR - Romexpo in Bucharest.

Top US-Greece Networking Event to Promote Tourism Announced

The US-Greek 6th Ultimate Tourism Business Networking Event has been scheduled for the end of 2017, the Hellenic-American Chamber of Tourism has announced.

Syros Accommodation Body Launches Action Plan

The association representing accommodation facilities on Syros recently presented a new three-year action plan for 2017 in efforts to boost incoming tourism to the island and strengthen the local economy.