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Greece Soon to Slash VAT on Tourism – Minister

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on Greece's tourism-related services will very soon be slashed to the 13 percent rate, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Samothrace Mayor Presses for Actions and Port Investments

Samothrace Mayor Athanasios Vitsas has called for infrastructure upgrades on the island, which recently saw its incoming tourism dwindle due to a lacking ferry service.

Greek Government Announces Support Measures for Samothrace

The Greek government has announced measures to solve the problematic ferry service of Samothrace and also attract more tourists to the island.

‘Corrective Action’ for Greek Tourism Comes First, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry will focus on reaching out to last-minute bookers, with additional efforts aimed at speeding up visa procedures.

Ministry and Fraport Agree on Upgrade, Promotion of 14 Greek Destinations

The Greek Tourism Ministry has agreed on a "strategic cooperation" with Fraport Greece to promote the destinations that are home to the 14 airports managed by the company.

Greek Tourism and Transport Ministries Strengthen Ties

The Greek ministries of tourism and transport have expressed keenness to strengthen ties and boost cooperation to resolve critical issues.

Minister Calls for Immediate Inspections to Swimming Pools in Greek Hotels

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis has ordered the increase of inspections at swimming pools that operate in tourist accommodation units in Greece.

TUI’s CEO Confirms Interest in Greece as Tourism Destination

Travel giant TUI has confirmed its confidence in Greece as a tourism destination and is interested in further developing its presence in the Greek market.

Angela Gerekou Appointed New President of the Greek National Tourism Organization

Angela Gerekou has been appointed as the new president of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), according to an announcement by the Tourism Ministry.

TUI Expects to Bring 3 Million Tourists to Greece in 2019

With Greece ranking among its two most important destinations for travel in 2019, TUI expects to bring more than 3 million customers to the country this year from all across Europe.

Regulatory Framework for Airbnb-style Rentals in Greece Expected After Tourism Season

A new regulatory framework involving the short-term rental market in Greece should be expected after the end of this year's tourism season.

Greek Church Updates Minister on Religious Tourism Actions

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis was briefed on the role of the Greek Church in the development and promotion of pilgrimage tours in Greece.

Year-round Tourism for Greece Included Among Minister’s Priorities

The development of all-year-round tourism in Greece is included among the priorities of the Tourism Ministry.

Greek Tourism Minister Sees ‘Business as Usual’ with Thomas Cook

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis sees business proceeding as usual with Thomas Cook, following a meeting with the company's CEO Peter Fankhauser.

GNTO Launches Actions to Support Halkidiki in Target Markets

A special video campaign and fam trips are among the actions launched by the GNTO to promote Halkidiki, following the flash storm that hit the area on July 10.