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Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...

Greece Business Travel Professionals Forum Aims To Build Ties

This year’s Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF), set to take place on 11-12 December at the Divani Caravel Hotel in central Athens, aims to provide a relationship-building platform for local tourism industry professionals.

Greek Tourism Professionals Gain Insights On The Chinese Luxury Traveler

The Chinese traveler represents the biggest opportunity for brands in the hospitality and tourism sector and is the largest demographic segment of global travel, Agility Research & Strategy, a world class leading research agency focused on the Affluent consumer, recently informed...

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Says Shops In Athens And Thessaloniki Must Be Open All Sundays Of The Year

Greek tourism professionals recently expressed concern over the potential exclusion of Athens and Thessaloniki from a pilot scheme that will allow shops in Greece to open on all Sundays of the year.

Athens Explored By Travel Agents From Croatia

Twelve representatives from Croatia's major travel agencies recently visited the Greek capital to gain insight and promote Athens as a city destination to travelers from Croatia.

Greece: Tourism Driving Up Demand For More Hotel Investments

Greek tourism professionals recently pointed out that investments for high class hotels must be made in Greece for the country to keep pace with expected growth.

HACT To Launch Free Seminars To Educate Greek Tourism Professionals On U.S. Travel Practices

The Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism (HACT) is inviting Greek travel professionals to "get involved" in the American travel and gastronomy market.

Greek Tourism Officials Fight Against Economic Sanctions On Russia

Greek tourism professionals are opposed to proposals that have been made for economic sanctions against Russia, as the situation between Russia, the Ukraine and the rest of Europe continues.

Greece Focuses On Accessible Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Confederation of Disabled People (ESAmeA) will work together so that persons with disabilities will have equal access in cultural life, recreation, leisure and sport.

Travel Trade Athens Event Attracts High Interest From Professionals

International and Greek tourism professionals have expressed a high interest to participate in the second edition of the annual Travel Trade Athens event to be held 14-15 April 2014 at the Megaron Athens International Conference Center.

U.S. Travel Agents Discover Greece At Networking Event In Athens

The Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism (HACT) is re-establishing Greece's appeal to the United States through a networking event in Athens.

“100% Hotel Show” To Welcome Italian Tour Operator Viaggi Oggi In Athens

Rome-based tour operator Viaggi Oggi, widely known in the Greek travel sector thanks to its intense activity since 1992, will attend the upcoming 100% Hotel Show exhibition to take place in Athens, Greece, in February 2014.

First Business Travel Professionals Forum To Launch In Athens

Athens will be the meeting point between hotels, major companies and tourism organizations at the 1st Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) in February.

Greek Government, Professionals Talk Tourism

The Greek Government and tourism professionals are seeing eye to eye on the importance of tourism for the country's economy, according to the outcome of a meeting that took place at the Maximos Mansion.
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TUI To Bring More Tourists To Greece Next Year

TUI tour operators will bring an additional 300,000 tourists to Greece next year, thus exceeding two million visitors, the CEO of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, was reported to have said during his recent visit to the country.
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Greek Professionals Want Single VAT Rate For The Whole Tourism Sector

Greek tourism professionals applauded the recent announcement of the VAT cut in the food service sector but also underlined that similar tax reductions must be considered for the whole tourism sector for the country's competitiveness to improve.

Bank of Greece Governor On Greek Tourism

"Greek tourism must become more competitive," Bank of Greece Governor Yiorgos Provopoulos said Tuesday, 9 July, while speaking at a tourism conference in Athens.
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SWOT: New Greek Hospitality and Tourism Management Company Launches

A team of respected Greek tourism professionals, with years of experience at leading Greek and multinational travel organizations, constitute SWOT, a new company for the management and development of tourism enterprises.
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“Marketing Greece” On Roadshow To Brief Professionals

Private marketing company for Greek tourism “Marketing Greece” is currently on a road show to inform Greek tourism professionals about its activities.
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Argosaronic Gulf Islands Explore Religious Tourism Possibilities

Greek tourism professionals from the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf are in talks with the Greek National Tourism Organization and the Greek Church to launch a unified strategy for the promotion of religious tourism to markets abroad.