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Minister Stathakis Reveals Tourism Agenda for Greece

Speaking during the 23rd annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Thursday, the Minister of Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism, Giorgos Stathakis, revealed the strategic objectives of the government in regards to tourism.

SETE: Tourism is at the Forefront to Support Greece

"Tourism will not surrender but continue to work hard to preserve the jobs it has created, to support the state's revenue... and to climb even higher in the world rankings of competitiveness", the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said on...

Greek Tourism Body Proposes Safeguard Clause Against Sudden VAT Hikes

In efforts to ensure that pending deals for 2016 go ahead, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) proposed on Thursday, the inclusion of a safeguard clause in contracts between foreign tour operators and local accommodation entrepreneurs to cover potential VAT changes.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.

SETE Reaches Out to Tourism Pros through Regional Offices

Reaching out to local sector professionals, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 2nd regional event on the island of Corfu, with the aim to present the highlights of its “Roadmap 2021 for Greek Tourism”.

Greece sees 10.5% Increase in Arrivals in the First Five Months

In the first five months of 2015, the number of international tourist arrivals to Greece increased by 10.5 percent compared to the same period last year, according to data released on Tuesday from the country’s main airports covering the January-May period.

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

SETE Lays Groundwork for Central Macedonia Tourism Boost

In efforts to tune in to the increasing needs of its members, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held its 3rd regional event on Tuesday, in the northern port city of Thessaloniki, and presented its comprehensive strategic marketing plan for the Central Macedonia Region.

Greek Business Associations Appeal to Prime Minister: Keep Greece in the Euro

The heads of Greece's business associations made a joint appeal to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to keep the country in the euro in line with growth prospects.

‘Fortune’ Says Greece a Good Deal for Vacationers

As Greece’s tumultuous negotiations continue, international media is casting the spotlight on tourism, the one industry they say is pulling the country up economically.

SETE: ‘Who Stands to Win from the Destruction of Greek Tourism?’

"We still can not comprehend the reasons why the lenders insist on imposing an uncompetitive VAT rate on the Greek tourism product and we ask: Who stands to win from that?", the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Tuesday.

SETE Calls on Tourism Professionals to Protect Greece’s Image

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called on all involved in tourism to stay alert and use their experience and maturity and do all they can for the Greek tourism industry to continue to run smoothly.

Greece’s Social Partners Request Urgent Meeting With Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras

The representatives of Greece's social partners (employers and trade union associations) have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today to present their positions and proposals in regards to the recent developments in the country.

Greece Continues to Welcome Tourists but Sees Halt in New Hotel Bookings

Arrivals to Greece are proceeding smoothly, with few cancellations, but new bookings have not been entered in hotel booking systems so far, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told Greek SKAI TV on Monday night.

Hotline Opened for Greek Tourism Professionals

A hotline has been set up for Greek tourism professionals that may need assistance with operational and functional issues that have arisen due to the recent developments in Greece.

SETE: Hotel Bookings Will Bounce Back if Greece is ‘Back to Normal’ After Referendum

Due to the recent developments in Greece, hotel bookings in the country are off by an average 30 to 40 percent, compared to the same period last year.

Bookings to Greece Slump After Referendum Announcement

Following the government's announcement on June 26 to hold a referendum in Greece, holiday bookings to the country slumped by 17 percent during June 27-30.

Greek Referendum Toll on Tourism in the Spotlight

The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.

Arrivals to Greece Rise 6.7% in First Half

International arrivals at Greece's main airports increased by 6.7 percent during the first six months of the year, according to data released on Thursday by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).