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Tourism Heads to Discuss Possible Effects of “Unsettled” Political Situation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday 16 December to discuss possible "devastating effects" on the economy and tourism due to the unsettled political situation in Greece.

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

Hotel Chamber to Broaden its Membership to Include Greek Travel Agents

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni held a meeting with the presidents of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and was informed on their plans to work together for the benefit of the country’s tourism.

University of Crete Says Tourism School Operation Impossible

The operation of an undergraduate tourism studies program at its campus is not feasible, the University of Crete said.

Kefalogianni Expresses “Serious Reservations” about Effectiveness of Hotel VAT Increase for Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni expressed reservations about the effectiveness of the increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

Tourism Development of Amphipolis, Greece, On the Table

The archaeological findings of Amphipolis will contribute to the further development of Greek tourism, according to the tourism minister, Olga Kefalogianni.

Greece’s Culture and History to Receive Extra Promotion

Greece's rich culture and history will receive extra worldwide promotion through a new collaboration between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

Greece Can Become a Medical Tourism Hotspot, Minister Says

Greece can become an international destination for medical tourism in the coming years, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined while speaking at the "Medical Tourism in Practice - Thessaloniki" conference on Thursday.

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.

Greek Universities to Launch Tourism Management Programs for Foreign Students

The Greek ministries of Education and Tourism announced that two undergraduate programs on tourism management will launch in the country's universities for students from outside the European Union.

Greek Tourism Expo to Open its Doors in Athens

The first Greek Tourism Expo international fair with over than 150 exhibitors and hosted buyers from 18 countries will open its doors on Friday 5 December at the Athens Metropolitan Expo.

Kefalogianni: Tourism Key to Greece’s Economic Recovery

Greek tourism's progress, prospects and contribution to the Gross Domestic Product (GDP) were the focus of a meeting in Athens between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Bank of Greece governor Yiannis Stournaras.

Greek Tourism Minister Calls for Investments in “Crucial” Transport Sector, Lauds Aegean Airlines

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined the crucial role of the transport sector in the development of the tourism industry and invited all industry players to invest and contribute to the "national affair" of ensuring that the Greek tourist product is known for its...

Greek Domestic Tourism: Short School Break Proposal On the Table, Again

The establishment of a new annual school holiday period in Greece to boost domestic tourism has once again been suggested by the Hellenic Hotel Federation (POX).

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Will Invest Half a Billion Euros For Tourism Investments Per Year

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the new development perspective of Greek tourism and revealed the country's strategic plans for the sector until 2020, during the opening ceremony of the 30th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition on 13 November in Thessaloniki.

2015 Expected to Be Landmark Year for Tourism Investments in Greece

This year Greece was established as a global tourist destination and 2015 is expected to be a landmark year for attracting tourism investments to the country, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a press conference at the 30th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki, Greece, To Receive Global Promotion Via Tourism Ministry, TIF-Helexpo Alliance

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's national exhibition body, TIF-Helexpo, will jointly participate in international exhibitions abroad to promote Thessaloniki, according to a memorandum of cooperation signed Thursday, 13 November, in the Greek northern city.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Athens Marathon Shows Greece Is Open All Year Round To Visitors

Greece has the ability to attract visitors all 12 months of the year through a multi-layered development of the tourism sector, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the award ceremony of the World's Best Marathon Runner of the year held at the Athens College in...