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Commerce Body Says Greek Tourism Failing to Boost Retail Trade

The growing inflow of tourists to Greece has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).

Greek Business Associations Appeal to Prime Minister: Keep Greece in the Euro

The heads of Greece's business associations made a joint appeal to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Wednesday to keep the country in the euro in line with growth prospects.

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...

Campaign Launched To Inspire Tourists To Shop

The National Confederation of Hellenic Commerce has launched a campaign aimed to stimulate local Greek markets by attracting tourists and Greek consumers to shop, the Greek press said last month. The new campaign is titled “AGORA” and promotional material to inspire consumers to...

Cabotage Abolition Draft Law Tabled In Parliament

The draft law for the lifting of cabotage restri­ctions, drawn up by the Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping Ministry, was tabled in Parliament on 20 July and was pending since then due to the August sum­mer break.