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SETE Chief Presents Greek Tourism Strategy to Opposition ND 

Challenges, goals and strategy were the focus of talks between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

MEPs Put Greece, Europe Tourism on the Table

The importance of initiatives to advance tourism growth and cruise travel to Greece and Europe was at the center of a day event held at the European Parliament on Monday.

Girl Power: Kefalogianni, Kountoura Join Forces to Lure Tourists to Greece

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and former minister Olga Kefalogianni have agreed to leave political wrangling and disagreements aside and instead join forces to bring in even more tourists to Greek shores.

Greece: Olga Kefalogianni Hands Over Tourism Portfolio to Elena Kountoura

Greece's Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura took over her new post from Olga Kefalogianni at a special ceremony held today in Athens.

Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism

Athens, Greece, Welcomed Over 15 Million Visitors in 2014

Athens was visited by more than 15 million tourists last year, which represents an increase of more than 20 percent, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.

NYT: Greece’s All-Inclusive Resorts in the Eye of the Storm

Tourism industry professionals in Greece are expressing concerns ahead of Sunday’s general elections as fears grow that should the leftist Syriza party come to power, it will hinder progress made in the sector in the past year.

Greece Hotel Rating Scheme Finalized

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni has finalized a hotel rating system that will apply to over 9,700 hotels and 35,000 accommodation providers (rooms to let), the ministry announced.

Tourism Ministry Proposes Slew of Actions to Improve Athens Center

"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.

Rooms to Let Excluded from Greece Property Tax

Rooms to let have been excluded from paying additional property tax, following an amendment last week to the initial bill voted in parliament in September.

Snap Elections in Greece Put Crucial Projects on Backburner, Impact Tourism

Greeks are set to vote on January 25 after Prime Minister Antonis Samaras failed for the third time to convince lawmakers to support his nominee, Stavros Dimas, for president.

Greece’s Tourism, Shipping Ministries Aim to Boost Home Porting

Cruise tourism to Greece posted a 13 percent rise, with luxury liners arriving at Greek ports beyond the regular tourist season, Shipping Minister Miltiadis Varvitsiotis said recently.

Ministry to Launch Platform to Support Startups in the Greek Tourism Field

The Greek Tourism Ministry is reaching out to young entrepreneurs and will launch an online database platform aimed to support startups.

Parnassos Ski Center 17m Euro Upgrade Slides into Action

With a total investment of 17 million euros, the upgrade of one of the country’s leading ski resorts in central Greece is underway. Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni officially launched the revamped Parnassos Ski Center on Friday, with a ride on a new lift for a panoramic view...

Greece 100% Hotel Show Set to Take Off with International Hosted Buyers Ready for Action

Hoteliers, entrepreneurs and international tourism professionals will have the chance to exchange ideas, concerns and solutions at this year’s 100% Hotel Show, to be inaugurated by Tourism Ministry Secretary General Anastasios Liaskos on 24 January at the MEC exhibition center in...

Major Meeting for the Development of the Cruise Industry in Greece Scheduled for Monday

The developmental prospects of the cruise sector in Greece will be tabled at a meeting on Monday 22 December between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Merchant Marine Minister Miltiades Varvitsiotis.

Greece to Promote Marathon as Ideal Filming Location, Tourism Destination

Promoting the Eastern Attica region of Marathon as a tourist destination and as a filming location was at the center of the agreement Marathon Mayor Ilias Psinakis and Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni signed on Thursday.

Conditions for Growth of Greece Conference Tourism in Place

Developing a strong conference tourism network and forming metropolitan centers with excellent infrastructure are at the center of the national tourism promotion strategy, according to Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Tourism Heads to Discuss Possible Effects of “Unsettled” Political Situation in Greece

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will hold an emergency board meeting on Tuesday 16 December to discuss possible "devastating effects" on the economy and tourism due to the unsettled political situation in Greece.

Greece’s Action Plan for Tourism Bearing Fruit

The utilization of NSRF (National Strategic Reference Framework) funds in order to boost entrepreneurship, create the framework for new investments and modernize the tourism product is a top priority, Tourism minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday.