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SETE: Tourism is Third Biggest Employer in Greece

Tourism is Greece's third biggest employer after retail and the primary sector, according to recent data by SETE Intelligence.

Reduced Overnights Knock Down Greek Tourism Revenues

The decreasing numbers of overnight stays is the factor determining revenues in tourism, according to a recent study conducted by SETE Intelligence, the research institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation.

Excessive Taxes Hinder Tourism Development in Greece

The excessive tax burden in Greece, both in terms of direct and indirect taxes, continue to negatively affect the development of the country's tourism and economy in general, according to a study released recently by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (InSETE).

SETE: Brexit Expected to Bring Changes in Greek Tourism

The United Kingdom's vote for Brexit creates new conditions for Greek tourism, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Minister Kountoura Attends ATM 2016, Promotes Greek Tourism in UAE

Minister Elena Kountoura met with United Arab Emirates (UAE) government officials, tourism sector professionals and entrepreneurs at the recent Arabian Travel Market 2016 to gauge investment interest as well as discuss ways to boost tourism flow to Greece.

Censuswide Survey: Greece is a Safe Destination

Greece has a very good reputation in the markets of the United Kingdom, Germany and the United States with respect to the attractiveness and safety of the destination, according to a survey carried out by Censuswide for SETE Intelligence.

SETE: Incoming Traffic to Greece Soared in 2014

A total of 24,482,630 people visited Greece in 2014, broken down into 13,929,193 via plane, 9,103,546 by car and 1,449,891 by sea, according to data released Thursday, by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) research unit.

Bookings to Greece Slump After Referendum Announcement

Following the government's announcement on June 26 to hold a referendum in Greece, holiday bookings to the country slumped by 17 percent during June 27-30.

Italy Travelers Shy Away from Greece in Jan-Apr

Incoming traffic from Italy has dropped by 14 percent in the first four months of 2015, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) figures released last week reveal. Arrivals from the Italian ports of Ancona, Brindisi, Bari, Venice, Trieste and Ravenna, declined by 14 percent between...

More Non-Schengen Travelers Choose Greece

The number of travelers outside the 26-country Schengen Area visiting Greece has tripled in 2014 compared to 2010, according to figures released by SETE Intelligence.

Greek Tourism Boosts Employment by 23% in 2014

Tourism bolstered employment by 23 percent in 2014, according to data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) based on statistics by IKA, the country’s largest social security fund.

ETC Report: European Tourism Towards Another Positive Year

The majority of European destinations recorded positive results for the first months of 2015, according to the European Travel Commission’s (ETC) latest report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects (Q1/2015)”.

Greece Welcomes Visa Waiver for UAE Travelers, Expects Boost in Tourism Revenue

Greece is among the countries set to benefit from the Schengen visa waiver for UAE nationals that came into effect on Thursday, as UAE citizens will now be able to travel to 34 EU countries without having to obtain a visa.

Saudi Arabia Backs Greek Tourism, Seeks Transport Knowhow

The Saudi Arabian government pledged that it will support Greek tourism during Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s recent visit to Riyadh, as part of the government’s action plan to attract foreign investment.

Greece 7th Among Top 10 European Traveler Picks

Greece is ranked 7th among the Top 10 destinations of choice for European travelers, according to data released on Monday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) research unit.

Athens, Crete and Kalamata Lead the Way as Popular Greek Destinations

Athens, the island of Crete and Kalamata, in the central Peloponnese, were the three Greek destinations that drew the crowds in 2014, according to a SETE Intelligence report.

SETE: Greek Tourism Good as Gold, Concerns Over Elections

Boasting over 20 million incoming visitors, creating some 100,000 new jobs and contributing more than 20 percent to the country’s GDP, Greece’s tourism sector is undeniably a driving force to be reckoned with, the president of the main industry body said in his New Year’s...

SETE Aims to Include Local Businesses in All-Inclusive Deals

In efforts to balance the benefits of incoming tourism to Greece, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) aims to create a model that will see all-inclusive resorts working together with local businesses.