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Greece: 22.5 Million International Tourist Arrivals By End Of Year – Report

Greece is expected to record some 22.5 million foreign tourist arrivals (including cruise passengers) this year, compared to 19.9 million visitors in 2013, according to a recent report released by Alpha Bank.

Greece: 2015 Could Be The Year For Significant Tourism Investment

New growth areas in Greece are expected to emerge from a number of important investments that are underway in many of the country's regions, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Tourism Growth Is Giving Hope To Athens, Greece

The large increase of international arrivals at Athens International Airport began in June 2013 and will continue with a strong growth pace this year, analysts have said in a recent report. International arrivals at Athens Airport were up by 28.3 percent during the first nine...

Greece Sees Tourism Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

Tourism revenue in Greece is expected to eventually reach 14 billion euros this year, up from a previous forecast of 13.5 billion euros.

Greek PM: Tourism Will Receive Half A Billion Euros For Investments Per Year

Greek tourism will receive 500 million euros per year for investments in the form of European Union subsidies, according to an announcement made by Prime Minister Antonis Samaras during the 13th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE.

SETE Briefs POTAMI Party On Greek Tourism Issues

The head of the centrist party POTAMI, Stavros Theodorakis, and representatives of the party were briefed on the progress of Greek tourism, during a meeting with a delegation from the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), headed by Association President Andreas Andreadis.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Calls On Banks To Support Tourism Businesses

Following the clean bill of health that Greek banks secured from the recent European Central Bank stress tests, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called for the real economy to be financed and for healthy and sustainable tourism businesses to receive immediate support.

Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

SETE is working towards the implementation of a thorough plan aimed at improving the standards of products and services offered, while investing in education and training, both for those working in the industry and Greek society as a whole.

Capital + Vision 2014 Meet Sees Piraeus As World Shipping Hub

The establishment of Greece as an international shipping hub was one of the main highlights of this year’s Capital + Vision 2014 conference held recently in Athens.

WTM 2014: Pre-Bookings From the UK To Greece On The Up For 2015

An increase in pre-bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece for 2015 has been recorded, following a 16 percent increase in arrivals and a 20 percent rise in revenues in 2014, compared to 2013.

Greece Business Travel Professionals Forum Aims To Build Ties

This year’s Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF), set to take place on 11-12 December at the Divani Caravel Hotel in central Athens, aims to provide a relationship-building platform for local tourism industry professionals.

Grekland Panorama, Finnair Sponsor Stockholm Travel Show

Grekland Panorama and Finnair were the sponsors of this year’s Stockholm Travel Show, which took place on 23-25 October at Stockholm’s Central Station.

Greece: New 2014 Arrival Forecast Announced

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has updated its 2014 international arrival forecast after processing new data for the month of October. The new forecast of total visitor arrivals by all means of transport is shifting to the level of 23 million.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Says “No” to VAT Hike

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has expressed concern in regards to the possibility of a VAT hike as a prerequisite to conclude negotiations between the state and the troika of Greece's international lenders.

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...

Opposition Party SYRIZA Reveals Tourism Plan for Greece

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that if elected, SYRIZA's tourism policy would focus on boosting domestic tourism, enhancing the quality of special and alternative tourism forms and supporting small and medium tourism enterprises.

Tourism Heads to Discuss Possible Effects of “Unsettled” Political Situation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday 16 December to discuss possible "devastating effects" on the economy and tourism due to the unsettled political situation in Greece.

Greece: Tourist Arrivals Up by 22% in Jan-Sep 2014

International arrivals to Greece increased by 22.2 percent during the first nine months of 2014 compared to the previous year, according to a border survey carried out by the Bank of Greece and released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).