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Incoming Traffic at Greek Airports on the Rise in February 2018

February tourist arrivals increased at major Greek airports by 24.9%, reinforcing estimates of a good year ahead for Greek tourism, according to SETE Intelligence.

SETE: ‘Gastronomy Destinations’ Initiative to Promote Greece’s Culinary Tourism

Greece's culinary tourism offerings will be promoted through “Gastronomy Destinations”, an initiative launched by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the Greek Gastronomy Guide.

International Arrivals to Greece Soar in January 2018

International arrivals to Greece increased by 22.4 percent in January 2018, according to the latest data released by INSETE.

Report Profiles Incoming Tourists to Greece in 2015-2016

The majority of tourists visiting Greece in 2015 and 2016 opted to pre-book their holidays, according to the latest study released by SETE Intelligence.

SETE Explores Ways to Link Tourism with Agri-food, Culture

Ways of linking tourism with the agri-food sector and culture were the focus of a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) on Lesvos.

North Aegean Region – SETE Join Forces in Tourism

The North Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) plan to jointly develop tourism training and promotion programs.

INSETE: Greece Air Arrivals Up in December 2017

International arrivals at Greece’s main airports grew in December 2017 by 5.3 percent and 8.6 percent since the beginning of the year, according to INSETE.

SETE: Lack of Transparency, Spatial Planning Curb Tourism Investment in Greece

The lack of a spatial planning framework and long delays in administrative procedures hinder tourism investment in Greece, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Stronger Economy in Source Markets to Boost Greece-bound Tourism

Stronger international growth is expected to boost tourism to Greece in the coming year, according to research by the Institute SETE (INSETE).

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Digital Marketing Workshop Offers Thessaly Tourism Pros Know-how

Thessaly's tourism professionals had the chance to gain valuable insight into digital practices and the use of social media during a workshop recently held in Volos.

Greece’s Winning and Losing Destinations in First Half of 2017

An InSETE study recently examined incoming tourism for each Greek region, comparing first half data for 2016 and 2017 based on number of visits, overnights stays and revenue.

Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Philoxenia, Hotelia Expos Bring the Crowds to Thessaloniki

The 33rd edition of the International Tourism Exhibition "Philoxenia", held in parallel with the Hotelia show, attracted more than 20,000 visitors to Thessaloniki.

Fraport Greece Aiming for Direct Flights from Asian, Arab Markets

Riding the momentum of growing tourist flows, Fraport Greece aims to boost direct flights from Asian and Arab markets to Thessaloniki airport.

Philoxenia, Hotelia Tourism Shows to Welcome the Crowds Nov. 10-12

The 33rd Philoxenia and Hotelia tourism and hospitality sector shows, will welcome hundreds of participants and visitors in Thessaloniki during November 10-12.

INSETE: Autumn Tourism to Greece Going Strong

Greece’s efforts to extend the tourism season are paying off as demonstrated by an 8.6 percent rise in traffic for September and October, according to Institute SETE (INSETE).

InSETE: Greek Spatial Planning Strategies for Tourism Lagging

Spatial planning and regulatory strategies risk being ineffective, inexecutable or obsolete due to constant delays in the approval process, InSETE reveals.

SETE’s 16th Conference to Explore Tourism’s Role in Sustainable Development

Under the title “Greek Tourism: The Perfect Balancing Act”, the 16th conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) will take place on October 16-17 in Athens.