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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.

EC Vice President Tajani On Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni requested for the European Commission’s support on tourism issues during a meeting with Antonio Tajani, Vice-President of the European Commission, responsible for Industry and Entrepreneurship, held today, 29 October, in Athens.

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...

World Tourism Day Finds Greek Tourism Troubled

As the tourism sector around the world came together to celebrate 2010 as the international year of biodiversity for the 31st World Tourism Day (27 September), the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) called on all of Greece’s forces to work together for a...

SETE: “Marketing Greece” To Be Privately Funded

The public-private marketing company for Greek tourism, Marketing Greece, will be financed exclusively by the private sector and is expected to launch in the first quarter of 2013, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, announced...

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...

New Model For Tourism Discussed At Conference

The year 2011 will find Greek tourism with improved arrivals and overnights and also an increase in revenue, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said at the 3rd European Tourism Conference in late November 2011 in Thessaloniki.
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Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism is currently in a phase of creative reconstruction, which is steadily supported by the independent Tourism Ministry that has been reestablished by the Greek Government to give sovereignty to this administrative sector of the economy. At...

GNTO Presents New Strategy To Boost Greece’s Attractiveness

The unique name of “Greece” will be the tool to redefine the country in the global tourism market, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Wednesday, 31 October, during the presentation of the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) new communication strategy for Greek...

WTM 2012 Ready To Open

World Travel Market (WTM), the leading global event for the travel industry, on 5-8 November 2012 will open its doors to the international travel trade sector on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

GNTO Closes Offices Abroad, Restructures Services

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) offices abroad in their current form have increased costs and produced a poor outcome, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said last month in Parliament.

WTM 2012 – GNTO Pavilion Inaugurated By Special Guest

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and renowned UK author Victoria Hislop inaugurated the Greek National Tourism Organization’s (GNTO) pavilion at the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, yesterday, 5 November.

WTM 2012 – “Greece, All Time Classic” Introduced To The UK

Greece’s new communication strategy for Greek tourism was presented yesterday, 5 November, to Greek and foreign journalists attending the 33rd World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK, during the traditional press conference given by the Greek delegation.

UPDATE: Ministers’ Summit Focuses On Lifting Travel Barriers At WTM 2012

The coordination between tourism and other governmental portfolios – home affairs, finance, transport or infrastructure – was unanimously pointed out as key to addressing current obstacles to stronger tourism growth during the 6th UNWTO/World Travel Market (WTM) Ministers’ Summit...

Int’l Media On Greece’s Tourist Trade Revival

CNN And BBC Show Interest In Greek Tourism During Recent WTM 2012 "The feedback from the market is very positive," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni says.
Olga Kefalogianni in Greek Parliament (archive photo).
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Greek Tourism Minister On 2013 National Budget

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni highlighted the great importance of tourism to the Greek economy, during her speech in Parliament yesterday, Sunday, 11 November, during the debate on the 2013 national budget that contains large spending cuts.
Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Nikos Karachalios
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GNTO Presents “Rethinking Greece” Strategy

The strategy plan for Greek tourism was focused on and the support of the private sector requested at the “Rethinking Greece” event, organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and held at the Acropolis Museum on Thursday, 15 November. The event focused on the...
Philoxenia 2012 press conference - Despina Amarantidou, vice president of HATTA; Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotel Association; Paris Mavridis, president & CEO of HELEXPO; Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Chairman of the Theology Department Seminary of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; and Yiannis Papakonstantinou, general manager of HELEXPO.
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Countdown To Philoxenia 2012

“The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia will play a key role in attracting more tourists to our country, even from new foreign markets, which, until now, were not familiar with the Greek tourism product,” President and CEO of HELEXPO, Paris Mavridis said yesterday,...
Greek Flash Mob In London - WTM 2012
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Greek Flash Mob Event At River Thames, London

One of the Greek highlights at this year's World Travel Market in London, UK, was the flash mob event organized by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization on the banks of the River Thames in London under the message “Greece Welcomes You.”
Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and SETE President ANdreas Andreadis. Mrs. Kefalogianni said she expects the private sector and SETE to contribute greatly to the ministry’s efforts for tourism.
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Greek PM Discusses Tourism Issues With Minister, SETE

Tourism, as a driver of the economic recovery, was the focus of the meeting held on Monday, 19 November, between Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis.