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Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Celebrates 70 Years, Honors Key Sector Entrepreneurs

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation celebrated its 70th Anniversary and honored 12 entrepreneurs for their contribution to the sector's development.

2012 SETE Conference Luncheon

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' hononary president, Nikos Angelopoulos (left) and president, Andreas Andreadis (right) listen to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni giving her speech at the luncheon that followed SETE's 11th tourism and development conferen...

Resignation Forces Hotel Sector Leadership Reshuffle

The Greek tourism sector last month saw changes in the leaderships of the country’s key tourism organizations with Yiannis Retsos taking over the chairmanship of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

SETE Promotes Fresh Model For Greek Tourism

“The proposal for a new development model for Greek tourism is basically a policy proposal primarily aimed at bringing about a major mentality change,” President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos said at the presentation of the “Greek...

Greek Tourism 2010 Overview

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis recently announced that legislation on alternative forms of tourism should be completed this year and expressed his hope that 2011 would be the development year for Greek tourism.

HATTA Awards 2010

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia last November. Best Brochures...

SETE Conference An Eye-Opener For Professionals

The situation of the Greek economy is improving but there still is a long way to go and therefore no excuse for complacency, Bank of Greece Governor Yiorgos Provopoulos said last month at the welcome dinner of the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association...

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is one of the world’s largest industries. In Greece, tourism is the sector with the greatest prospects for development, a unique opportunity for our generation.

SETE: 9th Tourism & Development Conference

The challenge of adding tourism to the Greek government’s development priorities will be analyzed at the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) scheduled for 18-19 October.

PM Optimistic On Greek Tourism, Professionals Worried

“Greek tourism has been switched to autopilot and left unattended, something that was obvious at this year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)… We did not hear that Greece would carry out what its competitors are im­plementing, whether that be a promotion campaign or the...

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).

VAT Hike Puts A Damper On Greek Tourism

The government’s effort to solve Greece’s fiscal problems will not be successful if not accompanied by measures to support tourism, President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) Nikos Angelopoulos recently said in a letter to Finance Minister Yiorgos...

SETE’s 2009 Overview Not A Pretty Picture

Greek tourism seems to be headed in the same direction it always has, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Nikos Angelopoulos, said last month while addressing Greek journalists at the association's 2009 overview.

SETE Analyzes Greek Tourism And Economy

Next year will not be an easy year as the recuperation from the global economic crisis may possibly be sluggish, said the UNWTO's Secretary General Taleb Rifai on the first day of the eighth annual Tourism and Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises...

SETE Looks Ahead For Greek Tourism

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) recently announced that it is preparing the study "Greek Tourism headed for 2020," which will include the strategy for building a new development model for Greek tourism. The sole sponsor and supporter of this initiative is...

Nikos Angelopoulos

Tourism is the vital part of our economy and our national social status. It is the sector with the greatest prospects of development and therefore a unique opportunity for our generation.

PM Chairs Meeting On Tourism

The results of the 2009 tourism season were higher than expected, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos said after having attended a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Kostas Karamanlis with representatives of the tourism sector on 1 September.

HATTA Calls For United Stance Against Crisis

The economic crisis dominated this year's general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies that recently took place.

SETE Sees a Gloomy Tourism Season

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises painted a black picture at a press conference last month and called on to the government for additional measures to support the tourism industry.

Job Cuts in Tourism Sector

The economic crisis has already affected tourism occupations as enterprises are planning layoffs and pay cuts, according to Christos Polyzogopoulos, president of the Economic and Social Council of Greece.
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