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Greece On Track But “Ain’t Plain Cruising Yet” Says Global Cruise Industry

Greece is extremely popular as a destination for cruise companies but the country still needs to do more in order to realize its full potential, representatives from the world’s two biggest cruise lines said today, 28 May, on the first day of the 2nd Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum...

Cruise Industry Says Goodbye To Greek Cabotage

“Cabotage is finally lifted,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month after the Cabinet approved the bill that included the full lifting of cabotage restrictions for non-European Union flag cruise ships.

A note by the publisher

Ξεκινάω αυτόν το μήνα δανειζόμενη την πολλή πετυχημένη, και μάλλον σαρκαστική, φράση ενός φίλου: «Ένας νόμος την ημέρα, τη χρεοκοπία κάνει πέρα». Δεν υπάρχει αμφιβολία πως η Ελλάδα καλείται να κάνει μέσα σε λίγους μήνες όσα δεν έκανε σε δεκαετίες. Η Κυβέρνηση έχει επιδοθεί σε ένα...

Deputy Minister Attends International Cruise Convention

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis presented significant opportunities provided for cruise tourism and investments in Greek port projects, following the lifting of cabotage restrictions (currently in process by the Greek government), last month at the 8th...

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Τέλος Αυγούστου και ήρθε πάλι η ώρα για απολογισμούς, μετρήσεις και αριθμούς. Οι τουρίστες σιγά σιγά αναχωρούν και οι Έλληνες επιστρέφουν στις δουλειές τους μετά από ένα ομολογουμένως πολύ ζεστό καλοκαίρι. Οι επαγγελματίες του τουρισμού κάνουν ταμείο, οι διάφο...

Tourism Sector Disappointed With Cabotage Draft Law

“The draft law (on the lifting of cabotage) has terms that are jointly acceptable by all agencies that deal with the cruise issue so that Greece will become a sea cruise center for the entire Mediterranean,” Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Minister Louka Katseli said after...

PM Announces Tourism Support Measures

The lifting of cabotage restrictions should take place immediately following a dialogue with all agencies involved until the end of May, Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou announced during the recent 18th general assembly of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).