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Cruise Ships Sailing to Santorini Set to Drop

Cruise programing data for 2017 is indicating that Greece’s world famous Santorini is set to see cruise traffic to its shores drop next year.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Tourism professionals must forget "business as usual", but think and act out of the box. We have to be innovative and true to the authenticity of Greece’s tourism product, while offering the best possible services.

Greek Tourism Body Urges Investments in Infrastructure

In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Six Greek Hotels Go Under, Now in the Hands of Eurobank

Unable to pay off their loans, six Greek hotels are now in the hands of Eurobank, the group’s Head of Group Corporate & Investment Banking, Konstantinos Vassiliou, said this week.

European Commission Chief Spokesperson Lauds Greek Tourism

Referring to the prospects of Greek tourism on Monday, the European Commission's chief spokesperson, Margaritis Schinas, noted that in 2026 the contribution of tourism to the country's GDP will exceed 22 percent, while 28 percent of the total workforce will be employed in the...

Tziallas Touches on Greece Tourism Season Extension, Entrepreneurship Support

Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, Yiorgos Tziallas, recently informed sector professionals on the ministry's plans to extend the tourism season and support entrepreneurship.

SETE Presents New Target: 35 Million Tourist Arrivals in Greece by 2021

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has revealed its revised target for 2021: for Greece to welcome 35 million international arrivals and 20 billion euros in revenue.

Stournaras: Prospects for Greek Economy Positive, But Risks Remain

Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said on Monday that the Greek economy could see growth of 2.7 percent in 2017 under the condition that the second evaluation of the Greek programme was soon concluded by international creditors.

Insider Says Greece Cruise Traffic to Shrink Next Year

Cruise traffic in Greece is expected to decline by 30 percent in 2017 resulting in fewer tourists and dwindling tourism revenues, according to Andreas Stylianopoulos, responsible for cruise travel at the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE: Last-minute Tourists Boost Arrivals to Greece in September

Discounts and special travel packages offered by tourism enterprises to attract last-minute tourists were the main reasons that Greece recorded an increase in arrivals in September, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Tourism Sector Urges Air Traffic Controllers to Suspend 4-day Strike

Key figures of the Greek tourism sector on Saturday called for the country's air traffic controllers to suspend announced strike action.

SETE Expresses Concern Over 2016 Tourism Revenue in Greece

Although tourist arrivals to Greece this year are showing an upward trend - very close to the original target of 25 million - revenue seems to be falling below forecasts.

July 2016 Tourism Revenue for Greece Disappoints

Despite promising arrival figures to Greece, tourists are not digging into their pockets, according to Bank of Greece data release on Tuesday, indicating a 3.5 percent drop in travel receipts, down by 100 million euros, for July compared to the same month in 2015.

SETE’s Conference 2016

The 15th Tourism & Development Conference of SETE, under the title “Greek Tourism: New figures & Future challenges” will be held on Monday 18th and Tuesday 29th of October 2016, at the Divani Caravel Hotel, Athens.

Modern Art Show ‘documenta 14’ Set to Take Athens by Storm in April 2017

The City of Athens is officially counting down to one of the art world’s most prestigious events set to take place in the Greek capital in April 2017: the contemporary art “documenta” exhibit.

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.