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Greek Tourism Developments on SETE Brussels Agenda

Ways to attract higher quality visitors and bring in investments topped the agenda of talks between the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and EU officials.

Greek Draft Law on Thematic, Special Interest Tourism Up for Discussion

A draft law covering thematic and special interest tourism is now open for public consultation through to June 27, on the Tourism Ministry's website.

Fraport Ups Investments at 14 Regional Airports in View of Rising Arrivals

In view of increasing arrivals, Fraport Greece will accelerate its renovation works at the 14 Greek regional airports under its management.

Aegean Islands Promoted as Wedding Destinations for Chinese Tourists

The South Aegean Region is reaching out to the Chinese market, with a focus on promoting Rhodes and other islands as ideal wedding tourism destinations.

SETE Study: Tourism Greece’s Main Employer

Tourism is the sector that supports employment more than any other in Greece, with the number of employees reaching 398,700 in the third quarter of 2017.

Attica Hoteliers See Rise in Jan-April Occupancy Levels

Hotels in Athens and across Attica welcomed more guests in the first four months of the year, marking a 5.3 percent increase in occupancy rates against 2017.

Strategy Key to Tourism Growth, Says Greek Hotel Chamber Head

Ensuring the sustainability of tourism enterprises through far-reaching strategies is key to a competitive product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Tax Breaks Can Ensure Year-round Tourism for Greece, Says Aegean Airlines Head

In order to ensure tourism all year round, enterprises must be relieved of tax burdens, Aegean Airlines President Eftychios Vassilakis said during SETE's 26th General Assembly.

Thessaloniki Landmarks Come to Life Via VR App

Travel lovers can now visit Thessaloniki’s landmarks ‘virtually’ with the help of two apps launched by the northern port city’s tourism organization.

GNTO Accelerates Greece Promo Drive with FAM Trips

The GNTO is continuing its promotion of Greece through a series of familiarization (FAM) trips organized for foreign journalists, bloggers and tour operators.

New SETE Digital Campaign Highlights Value of Tourism

The value of tourism in terms of employment, growth, revenue and social cohesion takes center stage in the new digital campaign of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Tourism an Investment in the Future, Kountoura Tells EU Parliament

Placing tourism at the top of EU policy-making agendas will strengthen local economies, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Lira Tumble a Bonus to Turkish Tourism, a Setback for Greece

Tourism flows to Turkey have begun to soar, as authorities expect over 40 million travelers this year, while sector insiders expect this trend to impact Greece as a destination.

‘Kilada Hills’ Luxury Tourism Project Moves to Next Phase

The Kilada Hills luxury tourism project in the Peloponnese is moving to the next phase after authorities approved a joint ministerial decision on the investment.

Fraport Sets Sights on 23 Smaller Greek Airports

Fraport Group, currently running 14 regional airports in Greece, has expressed interest in taking over the management of 23 smaller airports across the country.

Greece has Tourism Education Upgrade on the Agenda

The Tourism Ministry aims to update Greece's tourism education in view of the sector’s leading role as a pillar of the Greek economy.

Tziallas: Ministry Focused on Sustainable Tourism, Fair Distribution of Tourist Flows

Ensuring sustainable tourism development and stronger performance is a priority for the Greek government, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Tourism to Milos Set to Soar with Cruise Stops, New Routes 

Some 28 cruise ships are set to approach Milos by October 17, according to the Municipal Port Fund, with new ferry links making the island even more accessible.

Kountoura to Address EU Parliament Tourism Event

Tourism development and infrastructure will be among the issues to be covered by Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, during a European Parliament event on May 22.

Western Crete Travel Agents Table Plans for Chania Airport Upgrade

Western Crete travel operators are calling on Fraport Greece to take measures in order to make the Chania Airport competitive by adopting a flexible pricing policy.