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Key Actions For Effective Greek Tourism Policy Announced

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni referred to key actions for a unified and effective tourism policy during her speech on the strategic plan for the country’s tourism development at the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce 23rd annual conference “The Greek Economy: State...
Meeting between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Germany’s federal deputy labor minister, Hans-Joachim Fuchtel*.
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Greece Considers To Team Up With Germany On Tourism Education

The launch of a Greek-German cooperation to link tourism education with the Greek labor market for students to be absorbed directly by the tourism industry was discussed in a meeting, yesterday, 7 December, between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Germany’s federal...
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Greece, France Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Greece and France discussed the possibility of developing joint tourism programs between the two countries, yesterday, Monday, 17 December, the Greek Tourism Ministry reported.
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Greece Teams Up With ATOUT FRANCE

Greece will receive know-how from France in regards to tourism issues, according to a cooperation protocol signed in Paris on Tuesday, 18 December, between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the general manager of the French Tourism and Development Agency ATOUT FRANCE,...
New GNTO Secretary General Panos Livadas.
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New GNTO Secretary General Appointed

The new Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is Panos Livadas, political scientist and communications specialist. Mr. Livadas’ appointment follows the resignation of Nikos Karachalios from the GNTO as secretary general.
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VAT Cut For Restaurants Planned For Next Year

In 2013, the reduction of the VAT rate on food catering services, from 23 percent it stands today to 13 percent, will be one of the Greek Tourism Ministry’s targeted actions to boost the competitiveness of Greece’s tourism product, the country's Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni...
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Embezzlement Scam Leads To Probe Into GNTO Finances

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni ordered a probe into the finances of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) after an embezzlement scam against the organization surfaced during the recent Christmas holiday.
Scene from UK reality series “What Happens In Kavos…” that recently aired on Channel 4.
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Tourism Minister Slams UK Reality Show On Kavos, Corfu

“Greece, Corfu and the tourism product we offer in any case does not have this repulsive image presented,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said in regards to the reality series “What Happens In Kavos…” that recently aired on the UK’s Channel 4.
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Minister Signs Agreement With Greek Church To Promote Religious Tourism

“We must work together with the Church to correctly promote religious-pilgrimage tourism as a tourism product of Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, Tuesday, 15 January, after signing a cooperation protocol with the Church of Greece for the development...
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Greek Hotel Profits Hit By Domestic Tourism Plunge

The target of 17 million tourists is achievable for this summer season but Greek tourism will continue to face serious problems and declining revenue as a result of hotel discounts and the “overpricing regime,” the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis...
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Tourism Minister Welcomes Daniel Day-Lewis In Athens

“The arrival of Daniel Day-Lewis is a strong message that Athens is one of the most important and safest tourism destinations in the world,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said in regards to the visit of the Oscar-winning British-Irish actor in Athens.
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Major Tourism Investment On Kea Gets Go-Ahead

The first tourist accommodation complex in Greece will be built on Kea after a major investment proposal was recently given the green light by the special tourism investment service* of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).
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SETE Responds To Greek Draft Tourism Bill

“The draft tourism bill is moving in the right direction... However, significant improvements are required,” the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, said yesterday, 31 January, in an official letter to Tourism Minister Olga...
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Greece And Israel To Strengthen Tourism Relations

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will make an official visit to Israel this week to strengthen cooperation in areas of tourism.
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Greece And Israel Agree On Tourism Cooperation

“We want to further develop the important market of Israel in Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said after meeting her Israeli counterpart Stas Misezhnikov, today, 5 February, in Tel Aviv.
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Greece, Israel To Further Enhance Ties

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni met with Israeli President Shimon Peres yesterday, 6 February, in Tel Aviv, on the second day of her official visit to Israel aiming to further advance ties between the two countries.
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8th HO.RE.CA. Expo Opens With Great Expectations

“HO.RE.CA. has become an important trade event for our country that offers opportunities to tourism professionals to stand up to the difficult economic times the country is going through,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Friday, 8 February, during the opening...
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Strict Visa Rules Hamper Russian Arrivals To Greece

Greece welcomed 875,000 Russian tourists last year with the average expenditure per visit at 1,085 euros but strict visa regulations still remain an obstacle for a major increase of arrivals, it was underlined at the Greek-Russian Forum for tourism held today, Sunday, 10...
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Greek Tourism Minister On Two-Day Visit In Berlin

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni traveled to Berlin, Germany, today, 11 February, to meet with leading German travel agents, representatives from TUI and tourism industry associations.
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Tourism Minister Welcomes Past Eurovision Winners In Athens

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, today, Monday, 18 February, accompanied a group of past Eurovision song contest winners during a tour of the National Archaeological Museum in Athens.