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Greek Property and Tourism Market Spur Investor Interest

Greece’s property market, backed by growing tourism flows, is drawing in investor interest, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Strong Tourism in Greece Driving Investment Activity

The dynamic growth of tourism is stimulating investment activity in Greece, with more than 400 projects submitted to the Tourism Ministry in the last three years for approval.

WTTC Impressed by Greek Tourism Sector Growth Rate

The Greek tourism sector is growing over three times faster than the wider economy, according to new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

In Memory of Colin Chisholm

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) extends its sincere sympathy and condolences to the family, friends, and former colleagues of retired journalist Colin William Chisolm, who passed away on February 28 in Athens at the age of 73.

Outwardness, Investment Key to Greek Tourism Development

Greece’s investment opportunities were analyzed during events in London, Berlin and Barcelona, by the country's Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development, George Tziallas.

Sales Seminars for Greek Hoteliers: How to Boost Bookings and Revenue

Five key players in the Greek tourism sector will share their expertise with hoteliers through a series of sales seminars on how increase hotel revenue.

New Democracy Promises to Slash Taxes in Greek Tourism Sector

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to reduce taxes in the Greek tourism sector, once his party comes to power.

Central Bank Head Sees Positive Year Ahead for Greek Tourism

The Greek tourism sector is moving full speed ahead for an even stronger year, said Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras in his 2017 report.

SEPE Imposes Fines Worth €1.87m on Greek Tourism Businesses

Greece's Labor Inspection Body (SEPE) recently imposed hefty fines on businesses active in the Greek tourism sector for labor violations.

Mitsotakis: ‘We Want to Make Greece a Powerful Brand Name in Europe’

"Our aim for the tourism sector is to make Greece a powerful brand name in Europe," Greece's center-right New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis said while addressing the 25th general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Travel Agents: No Mass Cancellations in Greek Tourism Sector

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Thursday called for restraint and unity in the Greek tourism sector and assured that there have not been any mass tourism cancellations to Greece so far.

Greek Tourism Sector Calls for VAT Rate to Not Exceed 10%

The single value-added tax (VAT) rate on the Greek tourism package should not exceed 10 percent on average nor the levels of competitor countries, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the heads of the country’s tourism sector associations said through a joint statement.

Greek Tourism Sector Strongly Reacts To SYRIZA’s Plan To Downplay SETE’s Role

Main opposition SYRIZA sparked the negative reaction of Greece's tourism sector when it suggested for the decision that recognizes the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) as a coordinate institutional national social partner to the Greek Government, to be repealed.

Report: Will Tourism Save Greece?

The Greek tourism sector is showing signs of restructuring that may simultaneously imply higher productivity and a smaller potential for absorbing unemployment, according to a recent strategic analysis by Levy Economics Institute of Bard College in the United States.

Turnover In Greek Tourism Sector Shows Improvement In Third Quarter Of 2013

The turnover index for Greece's tourism sector increased by 1.2 percent in the third quarter of 2013 compared to a year earlier, according to data released recently by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).
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Russian, UAE Investors Seek To Invest In Greek Tourism Sector

Russian billionaire Dmitry Rybolovlev recently expressed his interest to launch investment projects in the Greek tourism sector, during a meeting he had with Deputy Development Minister Notis Mitarakis in Athens.

Makedonia Palace Hotel Calls It Quits

The Greek tourism sector was shocked and deeply saddened last month when the Daskalantonakis Group announced the permanent closure of the historic Macedonia Palace hotel as of 27 December 2011.

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

Mckinsey Study: New National Growth Model For Greece

The Greek tourism sector contributed (directly and indirectly) some 27 billion euros to the Greek GDP in 2010 and could increase that contribution to 45 billion euros annually by 2021 through a series of initiatives and investments, according to the study “Greece 10 Years Ahead”...

Greece Reshuffles Cabinet, Tourism Unaffected

Pavlos Geroulanos was among the few untouched ministers and remained at his post as Culture and Tourism Minister last month following Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou’s cabinet reshuffle.
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