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Greek Parliament Passes New Tourism Bill

The draft bill for Greek tourism was voted in principle in the Parliament’s summer session on 23 July. The bill aims to improve the quality and identity of the national tourism product and is investment friendly.

Greek Coalition Government Formed, Tourism Unsteady

New Democracy head Antonis Samaras was sworn in as Greece's prime minister last month (20 June) in a three-party coalition government following Greece’s second round of national elections on 17 June.

Tourism Falls Victim To Greece’s Political Scene

International bookings dropped some 50 percent only a few days after Greece’s general elections, according to Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Greece Gets New Leader, Coalition Government Formed

Former vice president of the European Central Bank, Lucas Papademos, was designated Greece’s new interim Prime Minister on 10 November in a new coalition government composed by the PASOK, New Democracy and LAOS political parties.

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.

Culture and Tourism Conference Held In Parliament

Culture needs the physical support of tourism to grow and to offer, while tourism needs culture to make a distinction and gain recognition within an overcrowded market, travel journalist and PASOK Member of Parliament Magia Tsokli said in parliament last month.

MP Questions Validity of Tourism Movement Statistics

Member of the Greek Parliament with PASOK for Corfu, Angela Gerekou, recently questioned the tourism development ministry, the ministry of economy and finance and the ministry of development about the serious problems that appear in the statistics collected by the Greek National...

Mont Parnes Sale Approved

A government bill to privatize the Mont Parnes casino near Athens received parliamentary approval on March 2, despite disagreement from the opposition over its terms.

Greece And The Travel Industry Loses A Man Of Ideals

On September 19, Greece's travel trade professionals paid their last respects to one of the industry's most well-known and well-liked travel and tourism pioneers, Dinos Arvanitis.