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Minister’s World Tourism Day Message

“World Tourism Day finds us towards the end of the tourism season, a difficult and exhausting period for professionals and employees of the sector. However, it finds us determined to reverse the situation. To once again create a strong tourism power in the country... "

GNTO Office To Open in Istanbul, Turkey

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on Thursday, 27 September, announced the establishment of a Greek National Tourism Organization branch in the Sismanoglio Megaro in Istanbul. The minister’s announcement followed a meeting she had with her Turkish counterpart, Ertuğru...

Greek Tourism Ministry Unites Greek History With Music On World Tourism Day

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, the Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization yesterday, 27 September, hosted a special concert of the Orchestra of Colors at the New Acropolis Museum.

Tourism Ministry Hosts World Tourism Day Event

Secretary General of Tourism Anastasios Liaskos, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, President and CEO of Aegean Airlines Theodoros Vassilakis, Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) General Secretary Nikolaos Karahalios and GNTO President Konstantinos Zikos, after the...

Greece, Abu Dhabi To Strengthen Bilateral Ties In Tourism

Greece and the United Arab Emirates on Monday, 1 October, agreed to strengthen their bilateral cooperation in the tourism sector, according to a press release by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Marine Tourism Professionals Invited To Exchange Ideas With Greek Government

All parties associated with marine tourism have been invited to submit proposals and suggestions to the ministries of tourism and shipping for preparation of a draft law to be tabled in Parliament, the Tourism Ministry said yesterday, 2 October.

GNTO’s Special Tourism Investment Service In The Works

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) started to recruit staff for its new “fast track service,” established for the faster licensing procedure of tourism investments, Greek daily Kathimerini newspaper said today, 4 October.

Minister Discusses Open Tourism Issues

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni requested cooperation at all levels with all tourism professionals, yesterday, 4 October, while attending a board meeting of the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET).

Minister Kefalogianni To Take Part In 1st Greek Investment Forum In N.Y.

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for the U.S. tomorrow to participate in the 1st Greek Investment Forum scheduled to take place 9-11October at Bloomberg's headquarters in New York City, the Tourism Ministry announced today.

Greek Tourism Minister Highlights Priorities At NY Forum

Attracting and supporting Greek tourism investments is the Tourism Ministry’s top priority and part of the government’s plans to revive the Greek economy, the country's Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, 9 October, during her speech at the 1st Greek Investment Forum...

Tourism Minister Discusses Crisis Management With Former NY Mayor

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni discussed issues of security, crime and crisis management with former New York Mayor Rudolph Giuliani, during a meeting today, Wednesday 10 October, in New York, US.

Olga Kefalogianni On Greek Tourism, Bloomberg TV

“Tourism has shown to be the most resilient of all the economic factors in Greece,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni recently told Bloomberg Television during her visit to New York, US.

Kazakhstan Expresses Interest To Invest In Greece

Greece will soon sign a bilateral cooperation agreement with Kazakhstan on tourism issues, the Greek Tourism Ministry said today, Monday, 15 October.

Greece Targets Medical Tourism

A bill that will put an end to legal uncertainties and cover any gaps that hinder the development of medical tourism in Greece should be completed by the end of this year, according to an announcement made during the presentation of a study by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels,...

Tourism Ministry Presents 2012-2013 Strategy

“Our goal is to maximize tourism income and showcase Greece as a global strong tourism force,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during her first official press conference to the media, yesterday, 19 October.

Tourism Minister: German Tour Operators Contract Amendments Not Helping

The restrictive clause German tour operators are adding to their contracts with Greek hoteliers in case Greece exits the euro, was one of the main issues Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni discussed with German Deputy Economy Minister Peter Hintze, during her official visit...

Greece Seeks To Strengthen Tourism Ties With Germany

“Germany is a traditional top market for Greece. Although this tourism season was difficult, evidence suggests that the year may close positively,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said after her meeting with Germany’s federal deputy labor minister, Hans-Joachim Fuchtel,...

EU Task Force Head Discusses Greek Tourism

The extension of the Greek tourism season was one of the main issues discussed yesterday, 24 October, by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Horst Reichenbach, head of the Task Force of the European Commission in charge of providing technical assistance to Greece.

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...

Gov’t Reshuffle Reinstalls Shipping Ministry

Nearly a year after PASOK socialist party came into power Prime Minister George Papandreou reshuffled his government to speed up the economic revival of Greece, which had been on the verge of bankruptcy, government spokesman Yiorgos Petalotis said last month.