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INSETE Tells How Greece Can Protect its Tourism Competitiveness

Greece needs a long-term tourism strategy and destination management in order to protect its tourism competitiveness, says INSETE.
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Ministry: Greek 2019 Tourism Performance Robust

Greek tourism flows and revenue have retained the upward momentum recorded in previous years, with international arrivals up by 13 percent in the first four months of 2019.

Greek PM Repeats Promise to Slash VAT Rate on Hotels in 2020

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras reminded the tourism sector of his promise to cut the value-added tax (VAT) rate charged on hotels in 2020.

New Democracy Reveals Plans for Greek Tourism

Tax cuts in Greece's tourism sector are among New Democracy's plans if the center-right party wins the national elections to be held on July 7.

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.

Brits, Germans, French Driving April Tourism in Greece

Travelers from the UK, Germany and France were in the lead in terms of hotel bookings in Greece for the month of April, according to data released by INSETE.

INSETE: Greek Tourism Drives Growth, Creates Jobs in 2018

The Greek tourism industry’s direct contribution to the country's GDP came to 21.6 billion euros in 2018, according to data released by INSETE.

Changing Trends Alter Tourism Outcomes for Greece

The changing trends in Greece's source tourism markets and duration of stay appear to have changed the sector’s outcomes, according to INSETE.

Athens Gains Ground as MICE Destination

Athens is gaining ground as a global MICE destination, according to the ICCA - International Congress and Conference Association 2018 list.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Tax Cuts in Transport

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling for reduced taxation on transport, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of tax relief measures.

Greek Tourism Sector Hails Announced VAT Reductions in Food, Hotel Sectors

Tourism bodies in Greece have applauded the government's announced relief measures, which include the reduction of VAT on restaurants and hotels.

Greek PM Announces VAT Cuts Ahead of May Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of new relief measures to take effect in 2019-2021 including the reduction of value-added tax (VAT) on restaurants and hotel accommodation.

Marketing Greece’s 2018 Tourism Campaign Grabs Attention of Global Media

Focusing on the multi-dimensional character of Athens and lesser known destinations, Marketing Greece’s 2018 tourism campaign attracted the interest of international media.

Cyclades, Epirus Top Hotel Satisfaction Index in March

Greece is in the lead in terms of hotel services for the month of March, followed by Cyprus and Croatia, according to INSETE's monthly bulletin.

Kavala and Thasos Come Together for Tourism

Marketing Greece has launched the new “Tourism Partnership for Kavala-Thasos” in efforts to further develop and promote the tourism offerings of both destinations.

Athens Revamp Phase 1 Complete, Says Mayor

Athens Mayor Giorgos Kaminis recently presented a series of completed city upgrade projects, which are part of the municipality’s multi-phase urban regeneration program. 

Athens Holds 1st Meeting with its ‘Partners’

With the common goal to establish Athens into a top tourism destination, the city's mayor opened the 1st executive council of 'This is Athens & Partners'.

‘Oh My Greece’ Tourism Campaign Targets Int’l Travelers

Following the launch of its “Oh My Greece” video, Marketing Greece has announced actions, aiming to attract more foreign holidaymakers to the country.

This is Athens – Polis Initiative to Clean City Building Facades

Athens is set to get a much-needed facelift with the cleaning of dozens of building facades across town on the initiative of the "This is Athens - Polis" pilot program.

INSETE: City Breaks, Winter Destinations ‘Hot’ in February for Greeks

Αthens, Thessaloniki and Arahova welcomed the most Greek visitors in February, according to recent data released by INSETE.