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Smaller Budget, Shorter Stays for Greek Vacationers

SETE says travel spending by Greek holidaymakers has decreased by 65 percent in the last nine years with locals set to vacation less in 2017.

Sector Experts Say Big Break for Greek Tourism Now 

A friendlier investment environment and robust tourism earnings are key to ensuring the sector’s best performance ever, SETE says.

UPDATE: Weekend Strike at Museums, Archaeological Sites Suspended

A 48-hour strike announced by the employees of the Ministry of Culture and Sports during the weekend, July 29-30, has been suspended.

Private Sector, Society to Foster Growth, SETE Head Retsos Says

Growth can only come from the private sector and society, Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos said.

SETE Chief, Santorini Mayor Discuss Island Challenges

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Thera Mayor Nikos Zorzos discussed the challenges posed by the growing tourism flows to Santorini.

SETE Chief Presents Greek Tourism Strategy to Opposition ND 

Challenges, goals and strategy were the focus of talks between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and opposition New Democracy party leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Tourism Strategy Takes Center Stage in Kountoura-SETE Talks

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with the newly elected board of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) to discuss joint strategies.

Marketing Greece Appoints Ioanna Dretta as CEO and Managing Director

Marketing Greece, the private marketing company for Greek tourism, has appointed Ioanna Dretta as its new CEO and Managing Director.

SETE: Greek Tourism on Steady Growth Course

The Greek tourism sector's contribution to the economy has been on a course of constant growth, according to a report released by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s (SETE) intelligence body.

Aqua Vista Hotels Presents Growing Portfolio to US Market at 1st Greek Panorama

Professionals, residents and tourists in New York City were introduced to Aqua Vista Hotels' hospitality concept and extensive portfolio of hotels, during the 1st Greek Panorama exhibition, which took place May 11-13 at Grand Central Station in Manhattan.

SETE, PM Betting on 2017 for Greek Tourism

Making tourism work in 2017 was at the center of a dinner event hosted by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) in honor of Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and attended by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Thessaly Region Campaign Takes Off in Full Force

An integrated marketing plan for Thessaly that aims to strengthen the region's brand and attract visitors from new markets was presented recently.

SETE Says Consumer Confidence Index Can Aid in Boosting Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has added a consumer confidence index to its monthly report to identify key markets as well as travel trends.

SETE Chief Says Greece Tourism Revenue May Rise by 9% in 2017

Greece may see its revenue rise by as much as 1 billion euros in 2017, according to Andreas Andreadis, the president of the country’s tourism body, SETE.

Yiannis Retsos to Run for SETE Presidency

Yiannis Retsos, president of the Hellenic Hotel Federation, will run in the upcoming elections for the presidency of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greek Hoteliers Discuss Challenges at 6th General Assembly

Greek hoteliers discussed the challenges of the industry during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' 6th general assembly on Friday.

Trump & Tourism: The Impact on Greece

Greek tourism experts expect that newly-elected US President Donald Trump’s policies once put in place will have a positive impact on sector figures.

Lingering Debt Talks Keep Greece Tourism Officials Alert

Greek tourism officials are expressing concerns that constantly stalled bailout negotiations are bound to take a toll on the sector particularly now, the beginning of the summer booking season.

Greece Tourism Body Expects Record Arrivals in 2017, Spending Key

Tourist arrivals to Greece are expected to increase yet again this year, according to initial forecasts by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that the decisive factor will be an increase in spending.

Rise in Numbers @ Greek Destinations Over Holidays

Traditional winter destinations across Greece welcomed a rise in visitors over the holidays while tourism professionals are already speaking of positive pre-bookings for the the summer ahead.