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Greek Visas to Russian Travelers on the Rise

There may have initially been some glitches to the visa process for Russian travelers to Greece, but the procedure is now as prompt as ever with the number issued between January and July 2016 up by 11 percent compared to last year.

Tourism Breathing Life into Greek Economy, Alpha Bank Says

Tourism is picking up pace and breathing life into the Greek economy according to the latest weekly report by Alpha Bank.

Excessive Taxes Hinder Tourism Development in Greece

The excessive tax burden in Greece, both in terms of direct and indirect taxes, continue to negatively affect the development of the country's tourism and economy in general, according to a study released recently by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (InSETE).

SETE: July Last Minute Tourist Rush Boosts Arrivals to Greece

A last minute rush of bookings to Greece in July may help achieve the goal of a six percent increase in arrivals to the country this year but is not expected to translate into more revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Wednesday.

Greece Sees Increase in Last-minute Bookings in July

The performance of the Greek tourism industry in the first half of 2016 may have been sluggish but rising tides of last-minute bookings in July has raised hopes.

Professional, Tourism Bodies Call for Refugee Island Measures

The Hellenic Confederation of Professionals, Craftsmen & Merchants (GSEVEE) and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) are calling on the government to introduce special aid measures in order to assist the North Aegean islands which have seen their tourism traffic dwindle due to...

Greek Hotels See High Level Of Guest Satisfaction In June

Hotels in Greece are keeping their customers very satisfied as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for June 2016 compared to the corresponding index for the country's rival destinations.

Greece Welcomes More Russian Tourists, Turkey Spillover

The number of Russian travelers to Greece and the resultant spending has given the Greek economy a much-needed boost with arrivals up by 47.6 percent at 83,000 and spending increased by 8.7 percent or 54 million euros in the first five months of the year, according to data...

SETE: 2016 Greek Tourism Depends on Road Arrivals, Developments in Turkey

Greece's tourism progress this year heavily depends upon arrivals by road and developments in Turkey, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told journalists during a media briefing on Thursday.

Santorini Sets Sights on Boosting Enotourism with October Congress

Set to become one of the world’s fine wine tourism destinations, the Greek island of Santorini will host the 1st Wine Tourism Congress (IMIC 2016) on October 14-16 at the Petros M Nomikos Conference Center in Firostefani.

Bank Analysts See Potential in Greek Tourism

Tourism traffic to Greece stands to gain in great part from the ongoing insecurity in the surrounding region and the improved visa procedure for Russian and Chinese travelers, according to Alpha Bank analysts.

Greek Tourism, Trade Sector Bodies Call for Turn to E-transactions

Greece’s tourism and trade sector bodies are calling on the government to push for the implementation of electronic transactions in efforts to cut operational costs for both businesses and government and to tackle tax evasion.

Germans Eyeing Greece Investments Enterprise Body Says

German investors are exploring opportunities in Greece to place their capital, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

SETE: Brexit Expected to Bring Changes in Greek Tourism

The United Kingdom's vote for Brexit creates new conditions for Greek tourism, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece: Last Minute Bookings May ‘Pay’ Brexit Price

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, expects last minute bookings to Greece to be affected from the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.

Influential Journalists, Bloggers are Visiting the South Aegean Islands (and will tell us all about it)

The islands of the South Aegean are expected to take social media and news websites by storm this summer.

Eurobank: ‘2016 will be a Good Year for Greek Tourism’

2016 will be a good year for Greek tourism, but it is essential for all to assist in order for Greece to maintain its competitiveness, according to a study of Eurobank that was presented on Thursday at the 1st Greek Tourism Conference in Athens.

Boosted Greek Consular Services Meet Russian Visa Demand

Greek consular services in Moscow are meeting the increased demand for visas by Russian nationals wishing to travel to Greece, Alternate Foreign Minister Nikos Xydakis said on Tuesday, adding that the goal is to further increase tourist flows from Russia.

SETE Appoints Kalliopi Andriopoulou as New Memberships Officer

Kalliopi Andriopoulou was recently appointed to the position of Memberships Officer in the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece’s ‘East Med Yacht Show’ Paves Way for Sea Days 2016 in Piraeus

It was all about sea and sailing at this year’s East Med Yacht Show held at Piraeus’ Zea Marina, featuring some of the finest boats on the market and attracting experts of the field to share experiences paving the way for the “Sea Days 2016, Go Piraeus!” events which kick off on...