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SETE Asks PM to Not Change VAT on Tourism This Year

The immediate application of new VAT rates on tourism will bring a heavy blow to businesses as they will be forced to either absorb the additional cost or to pass on to their customers, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Hotel Chamber Seeks Greek Prime Minister’s Intervention Over Possible Tax Hikes

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday sought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' intervention to prevent new tax hikes to tourism enterprises in Greece.

Greek Shipping Ministry Establishes Council for Island Policy

Shipping Minister Theodoros Dritsas recently announced the establishment of the Council for Island Policy in Greece.

Angelina Jolie Concludes Visit to Greece, Urges Expansion of Legal Pathways for Vulnerable Refugees

UNHCR Special Envoy Angelina Jolie Pitt concluded her mission to Greece on Thursday meeting volunteers, NGOs and local authorities engaged in emergency response efforts on the island of Lesvos, and speaking with refugee families.

Extra Tax Measure Sparks Reaction in Greek Hotel Industry

Greece’s hoteliers are up in arms over a new indirect tax that is part of the structural reforms required as part of the country’s debt deal with its lenders.

Greek Parliament Passes Omnibus Bill Full of Tax Hikes

The Greek Parliament on Sunday night approved an omnibus bill which includes indirect tax hikes of some 1.8 billion euros.

Greek Gov’t Reshuffle Reinstates Tourism Ministry

The Tourism Ministry in Greece has been upgraded into an independent entity following a government reshuffle on Friday, November 4.

Greek PM Suspends VAT Hike on Northern Aegean Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the planned value-added tax (VAT) increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean will be suspended.

Greek Mayors Request Meeting with PM Tsipras to Discuss Refugee Issue

The mayors of five Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows have requested to meet with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras next week in Athens.

PM Tsipras: Greece is ‘Breaking Records’ in Tourist Arrivals

Greek PM Alexis Tsipras has informed UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai that "year by year Greece is breaking records" in tourist arrivals.

GEPOET Requests End of Intercity Bus Transport Monopoly in Greece

GEPOET has requested for the government to work towards the full liberalization of the country’s regular domestic and intercity bus routes, which are currently operated by "one of the few monopolies that still exists" in Greece.

PM Tsipras: Fraport’s Investment an Important Moment for Greece

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said the investment in the country's 14 regional airports by German airport operator Fraport, is an "important moment for Greece."

Greece Applauds Emmanuel Macron for French Presidency Win

"Emmanuel Macron’s victory is a breath for France and for the whole of Europe," Greek PM Alexis Tsipras tweeted following France's election result.

Athens-Beijing Direct Flights Expected September 2017

Direct flights between Greece and China are expected to launch in September, according to Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

PM Tsipras Aiming for Greece to Welcome Over 30m Tourists

During a meeting with the new Board of Directors of SETE, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said that the aim this year is for Greece to welcome over 30 million tourists.

Tax Cuts Will Boost Greek Tourism’s Competitiveness, SETE Says

Tax cuts are among the main factors that can improve the competitiveness of Greek tourism and contribute to its steady growth, according to the sector's tourism body SETE.

French President Macron: Greece is Returning to Growth

President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Athens on Thursday, September 7, and expressed France's support to Greece's effort for recovery and prosperity.

Greece Teams Up with Cyprus and Egypt to Boost Cruise Tourism in East Med

A Protocol of Cooperation between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt that aims to strengthen cruise tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean was signed in Larnaca.

Greece is an Attractive Investment Destination, Says PM Tsipras

Greece is returning to growth and has become an attractive investment destination, according to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt Cruise Link on the Table

Linking Greece, Cyprus and Egypt via cruise tourism was on the agenda of officials from the three countries, who gathered in Cairo recently.