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SETE Maintains Positive Outlook for Greek Tourism

The outlook for Greek tourism in 2015 remains positive despite an air of uncertainty in the mind of the global public opinion regarding Greece created by much of the international media coverage of the January 25 elections.

The 10th HORECA Industry Show Set to Take Off

Foodservice, hospitality and tourism take center stage at this year’s 10th HORECA trade show to take place on February 6-9 at the Metropolitan Expo at Athens International Airport.

TUI Hellas Heraklion First Greek Travel Company to be Awarded Travelife Certificate

TUI Hellas in Heraklion, Crete, has become the first Greek travel company to be fully certified by Travelife – the international sustainability system for Tour Operators and Travel Agencies.

Greece Tourism Arrivals Surge 15.4% in 2014, Kalamata Sees Biggest Increase

International visitor arrivals to Greece's main airports surged 15.4 percent to 14.5 million during the January-December 2014 period, according to processed data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece’s All-Inclusive Model Fine-Tuned to Benefit Local Economies

The newly-elected leftist government Syriza said on Thursday, that it has no intention to do away with the all-inclusive resort model but instead focus on making it beneficial for local markets and communities.

Minister Kountoura Discusses with Greek Tourism Sector Representatives

The heads of Greece's tourism sector associations outlined their positions in a meeting today with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece Tourism Sector Targets 25 Million Int’l Arrivals in 2015

SETE, Greece's main tourism body, announced today that its official target for 2015 is for the country to attract 25 million international arrivals and over 14 billion euros in revenue.

Greece Hotel VAT Hike Could Put a Damper on 2015 Tourism Expectations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has outlined the importance of maintaining the current value added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek hotel industry, in a letter sent today to Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis.

Greece Gets Ready to Attend ITB Berlin 2015

Greece is getting ready to attend the ITB Berlin 2015, the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, with quite a few events planned. ITB Berlin 2015 will take place from March 4 to March 8.

Greece Among Top Five Choice Destinations for German Tourists

German travellers are expressing interest in Greek packages ahead of the summer season, Deutshe Welle reports ahead of the international tourism ITB 2015 show, which kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday.

ITB 2015: SETE Seeks to Further Develop Germany as Greece’s Leading Tourism Market

Expecting another record year of tourism arrivals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) brought a message of confidence and collaboration to Germany on Tuesday, the eve of ITB 2015.

SETE Agrees to Gradual Minimum Wage Increase in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) today agreed with the government's plans to gradually raise the minimum salary from 511 euros to 751 euros.

Tourism Professionals Decide to Fight Illegal Accommodation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), has decided to fight back against illegal tourism accommodation in Greece.

Greece Sees Impressive Increase of Foreign Arrivals in First Quarter of 2015

The first three months of 2015 posted an impressive increase in foreign arrivals from abroad to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Wednesday.

Greece: Tourism Bookings from Germany Drop, SETE Worried

The economic instability and the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents in Greece may have dented the country's appeal to tourists from the traditional markets of Germany and the United Kingdom.

Minister Stathakis Listens to Greek Tourism Sector’s Concerns

Greece's tourism bookings, regional airports, European Union funds, investments, and illegal tourism accommodation units were the main topics discussed during the Thursday meeting between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping...

SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE: VAT Rise Will Damage Tourism and Wipe Out 200,000 Jobs in Greece

A possible increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) will have "catastrophic consequences" on tourism, representatives of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said on Tuesday after their meeting with the President of the Hellenic Republic, Prokopis Pavlopoulos.

Greek Tourism Sector Calls for VAT Rate to Not Exceed 10%

The single value-added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek tourism package should not exceed 10 percent on average nor the levels of competitor countries, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the heads of the country’s tourism sector associations said through a joint statement.

More Non-Schengen Travelers Choose Greece

The number of travelers outside the 26-country Schengen Area visiting Greece has tripled in 2014 compared to 2010, according to figures released by SETE Intelligence.