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Pros of Greek Marine Tourism Presented at Düsseldorf Boat Show

The advantages of Greece’s marine tourism were at the center of a presentation on Tuesday, by Marketing Greece, ahead of the boot Düsseldorf 46th International Boat Show, which runs through to January 25 in Germany.

Study: Tourism Contribution to Greece’s GDP Hit 17 Billion Euros in 2014

Tourism directly contributed 17 billion euros in GDP for Greece in 2014, or some nine percent of Greece's total GDP, according to a study released by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Alternate Tourism Minister Scraps Special Accommodation Seal

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has decided to terminate the special seal indicating legitimate accommodation, which was issued by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) in collaboration with other trade bodies.

Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.

SETE on CNBC: ‘We Believe in the Euro’

Alexandros Lamnidis, general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), told CNBC on Tuesday that SETE wants Greece to remain a member of the currency union.

Tourism is the ‘Heavy Industry’ of Greece, Revised Study Confirms

Tourism's importance to the Greek economy is confirmed through 2014 figures released in a revised study on Friday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the research department of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Greece Hotels: Satisfaction Guaranteed, Says SETE

Greek hotels, the quality of services offered and the warm welcome are ensuring guaranteed satisfaction for visitors to Greece in the first half of 2015, according to data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece Sees More Arrivals by Air, Road in Jan-Aug

International tourist arrivals to Greece by air continued to show a strong upward trend in August as well as during the first eight months of the year, InSETE’s latest report showed.

SETE Calls on Minister to Facilitate Procedures, Help Greek Tourism Grow

Highlighting tourism’s overall contribution to the economy and its key role in keeping unemployment figures low, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing the majority of the sector, called on Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis to ensure that conditions for further and...

Four Greek Airports Blacklisted, Aegean VP Calls for Upgrades

"2015 was the worst year with regard to operations and functionality of Greece’s airports", Aegean Airlines Vice President Eftychios Vassilakis said while speaking at SETE's 14th Greek Tourism Confederation conference. Meanwhile, four Greek regional airports have been listed...

More than Just a City or a Break: This is the Athens World!

Over 7,000 wristbands, 400 photo posts and dozens of bloggers from six countries brought Athens to the world on United Nations’ World Cities Day on October 31.

Hellastat Sees Further Rise in Incoming Air Traffic to Greece

Athens-based statistics company Hellastat, says it expects a further rise in incoming air traffic for 2016, which is set to further establish Greece as a prime tourist destination.

Tourism Sector Seeks to Capitalize on ‘Cross-Year Greece & Russia’

The tourism sector has its sights set on promoting Greece offerings, forging ties and forming partnerships on the occasion of the “Cross-Year Greece & Russia” events and is calling on the government to ensure that reinforced consular services are in place to handle the growing...

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.

Sector Ready to Handle Tourists Dropping Turkey for Greece

The Greek tourism sector is rubbing its hands in expectation of the tourists who have dropped neighboring Turkey from their holiday agenda and instead opted for Greek shores.

Extra ‘Sleep’ Tax Angers Greece Hoteliers

Weeks before the official launch of the summer tourism season, Greece’s hoteliers are furious over a proposed tax on accommodation which comes on top of other levies imposed last year.

SETE Chief Tweet of Q1 Dip in Greece Bookings Creates a Stir

A tweet on Wednesday by Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis that tourism bookings for 2016 have taken a downturn compared to last year, has gotten the industry on edge.

SETE Chief Says Overtaxation to Hamper Greek Tourism

The tourism sector, Greece’s strongest foreign currency attractor, is ringing alarm bells that the rise in value added tax to 24 percent - which was agreed on earlier Wednesday - will have a negative impact on incoming tourism for 2016.

Sector Body Says Greece Evaluation Process Thwarting Tourism

Greece’s ongoing negotiation and evaluation process may be taking a toll on tourism and forthcoming revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said this week.

Kountoura: World Still Has Confidence in Greece, Tourism Figures on the Rise

With the tourism season ready to take off, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her optimism during the recent 24th annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that she expects a record year and sees international interest in Greece...