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Late Bookings to Greece are Bouncing Back ‘Slowly But Steadily’

The numbers of late bookings to Greece are bouncing back, slowly but steadily, the general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Alexandros Lamnidis, said in an interview to CNBC.

Happening Now: #GreekSummer – New National Campaign to Boost Bookings to Greece

A new national communication campaign, which highlights Greece's actual image and aims to boost last minute bookings to the country, has been launched.

The Greek Summer is ‘Happening Now’. Spread the Word!

Greek tourism professionals and businesses are invited to take part in the country's new national communication campaign and spread the word that the unique Greek summer is "happening now".

‘WSJ’ Sees Swift Comeback for Greek Tourism

The Wall Street Journal is placing its bets on Greek tourism in a story published earlier this week titled “Greece Makes Fast Recovery in Tourism”.

Greek Boatmakers Warn of Choppy Waters Ahead

The extension of a yearly luxury tax to all recreational boats over 5m and a tax increase from 10 percent to 13 percent are bound to take a bite out of Greece’s traditional boatmaking industry, which has already seen the number of boat registrations dwindle, according to its...

Greece’s Tourism Set to Withstand the Country’s Economic Woes

Greek tourism is showing strong signs of resilience, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Monday.

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Liberalization of Greek Vacation Rental Market Worries Sector

Professionals in the Greek accommodation sector have expressed concern over the decision to open up the tourist rental market to include homes and villas and do away with a 30-day time restriction, saying it creates conditions of “unfair competition” and will inevitably lead to...

Tourism Industry Vital for Employment in Greece, Figures Show

Greek tourism contributes to the country's employment and boosts the revenue of social security funds, more than other sectors of the economy, recent figures show.

On the Road Again… Arrivals to Greece from Bulgaria, Turkey Rise

Road travelers from neighboring Turkey and Bulgaria are sending land arrival figures in Greece to new heights.

Greece Tourism Resilient: Arrivals Stronger Than Ever

Greece may be in the midst of economic and political turmoil, but tourism is still going strong, according to the latest figures released by the Bank of Greece.

Greek Elections to Put Tourism to the Test… Again

Greece’s tourism industry will again have to flex its muscle ahead of yet another election period set for this coming September, in the middle of the fall tourism season, which is expected to see some 5.5 million tourists - roughly translating into 3.2 billion euros - making...

Greece May See 2015 Tourist Arrivals, Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

2015 seems to be on its way to becoming another record-breaking year for Greece’s tourism sector, according to recent data.

Greece Keeps High Guest Satisfaction Rating in July Despite Capital Controls

Greek hotels received a high guest satisfaction rating in July, despite the uncertainty in the country due to capital controls at the time.

Alpha Bank: Improved Tourism Performance Puts a Brake on Recession in Greece

Increased tourist arrivals and the incoming cash flow appear to have saved Greece from the depths of recession, according to a report released last week by Alpha Bank.

100% Hotel Show Sets Sights on Further Tourism Growth

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to talk tourism at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to take place on November 27-30 at the MEC exhibition center in Peania, eastern Attica.

Greek Tourism On a Roll, Banner Year Expected

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Greece’s main industry body, is anticipating some 26 million international visitor arrivals and revenue above 14.5 billion euros this year, provided that the country’s market conditions are stable.

Head of Greek Tourism Confederation Hopes for Stability After Elections in Greece

On the occasion of the upcoming elections on September 20 in Greece, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, underlined the importance of political stability and the need for the country to implement necessary reforms.

City Workshop Designs the ‘Perfect Day’ for Athens Visitors

The municipal authorities of the Greek capital will be welcoming travel bloggers through to October, who will have the chance to experience their “Perfect Day” in Athens during a series of three-day fam trips.

SETE to Hold First Open Data Hackathon for #tourism

Aiming to strengthen Greece's competitiveness and highlight tourism's leading role in the Greek economy, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold the first open data application development marathon (hackathon) for tourism next month.