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Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

Astypalea Explores Ways to Tap into Marine Tourism

Astypalea should invest in marine tourism and take advantage of its prime geographical position, says Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

EBRD Unveils 10-year Destination Management Plans for Santorini, Rhodes

EBRD has unveiled two pilot destination management schemes for Santorini and Rhodes, setting priorities and providing action plans for the next decade.
Yiannis A. Retsos, President Greek Tourism Confederation
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Yiannis A. Retsos, President, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)

Greek Tourism Confederation President Yiannis A. Retsos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

Former Google Executive Steve Vranakis is Helping to ‘Reposition’ Greece

Steve Vranakis, a former Google executive and current Chief Creative Officer of the Greek government, is aiming to reposition Greece on the global map.

Marketing Greece Pushes for Zero Waste Tourism Policies with ‘Opa’ Campaign

Marketing Greece has launched a new campaign urging tourism enterprises and organizations to say “opa” to environmentally harmful practices and adopt zero waste policies.

SETE Looks Ahead and Aims to Redefine Greek Tourism

A number of best practices and business models were introduced to Greek tourism professionals during SETE's annual conference held in Athens.

SETE: Greek Tourism Must Adapt to New Trends

Greek tourism needs to change and adapt to the new international trends, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Greece Gains Ground with Canadians, Australians in 2016-2018

Canada, Australia, Denmark, the US and Poland were the top source markets for Greece over the 2016-2018 period, according to INSETE.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

INSETE: Stable Financial Ecosystem Key to Greece’s Economic Growth

Sustainable development and reducing taxation should be the key components of a new post-bailout economic policy for Greece, says a report by INSETE.

Butterfly Stories to Share Expertise with Tourism Professionals on Skiathos

Greek food management company Butterfly Stories will share its know-how with travel professionals on the island of Skiathos, during the “OnTour” Tourism School event, on September 21.

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.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.

Tourism Among Greece’s Top Job Creators

Greek tourism services providers in accommodation and F&B accounted for 10.6 percent of all employment for the July-September 2018 period, according to INSETE.