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Greece Tourism Body Says 11th-hour Travelers to Compensate for Lost Ground

Last-minute vacationers are offsetting losses recorded in the first summer months of the year with the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) indicating a 9 percent rise in the number of arrivals in July at regional airports and a 9.6 percent increase at Athens International Airport (AIA).

Mainland Greece Destinations Get August Tourism Boost

Tourism traffic for August is picking up pace particularly in mainland Greece destinations while British travelers are still hitting Greek shores despite Brexit fears and the devaluation of the pound against the euro.

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.

Last-Minute Bookings to Make or Break 2016 Tourism for Greece

While incoming air traffic to Greece for the January-June period marked a 4.9 percent increase, up by 278,000 arrivals, inbound road traffic dropped by 7.4 percent at a loss of about 337,000 arrivals compared to the same period in 2015.

SETE, Crete Region Explore Ways to Make Island Top Destination

Seeking ways to attract more tourism to the island of Crete, local authorities and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) held a day event last week bringing together private and public interests towards the achievement of this goal.

Germans Eyeing Greece Investments Enterprise Body Says

German investors are exploring opportunities in Greece to place their capital, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Mediterranean Panorama & Stockholm Travel Week to Promote Greece in Scandinavia

The organizers of the successful Grekland Panorama - which has been promoting Greece to the Scandinavian market in the past years - are taking the event to the next level by incorporating other Mediterranean destinations and re-naming it into “Mediterranean Panorama”.

SETE Chief Says 2016 ‘Last-minute’ Year for Greek Tourism

SETE President Andreas Andreadis' outlook for Greek tourism in 2016 is reluctantly optimistic, as he described it as a “last minute year” due to the inconsistency of bookings and said that the positive outcome is more due to the geopolitical events in the region rather than...

‘Guardian’ Sees Greece Tourism Upsurge Due to Safety, Stability

Athens is ready to host some 4.5 million visitors this year and the Guardian is describing the rising tourism numbers as a “miracle”, adding that much of the upsurge is linked to Greece’s safety record.

Eurogroup: Greece Gets New Lease on Life, Tourism, Business Sectors Relieved

Greece clinched additional loans from its international creditors to the tune of 10.3 billion euros on Wednesday, while Eurogroup finance ministers agreed to offer debt relief extending the repayment period and capping interest rates.

SETE Says New Greek Incentives Law Complex, Unclear

The new Greek incentives law tabled earlier this month which foresees deductions and exemptions, leasing and interest subsidies, and a 12-year fixed tax framework, must be simple with clear guidelines and deadlines for potential investors, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE)...

Kountoura: World Still Has Confidence in Greece, Tourism Figures on the Rise

With the tourism season ready to take off, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her optimism during the recent 24th annual general assembly of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), adding that she expects a record year and sees international interest in Greece...

Sector Body Says Greece Evaluation Process Thwarting Tourism

Greece’s ongoing negotiation and evaluation process may be taking a toll on tourism and forthcoming revenue, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said this week.

SETE Chief Says Overtaxation to Hamper Greek Tourism

The tourism sector, Greece’s strongest foreign currency attractor, is ringing alarm bells that the rise in value added tax to 24 percent - which was agreed on earlier Wednesday - will have a negative impact on incoming tourism for 2016.

SETE Chief Tweet of Q1 Dip in Greece Bookings Creates a Stir

A tweet on Wednesday by Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Andreas Andreadis that tourism bookings for 2016 have taken a downturn compared to last year, has gotten the industry on edge.

Extra ‘Sleep’ Tax Angers Greece Hoteliers

Weeks before the official launch of the summer tourism season, Greece’s hoteliers are furious over a proposed tax on accommodation which comes on top of other levies imposed last year.

‘Tourism Awards 2016’ Spotlight Shines on Greece’s Best Practices

The best practices of Greek companies and organizations in all sectors of travel, hospitality and leisure and initiatives that encourage innovation and the quality of Greek tourism were rewarded on Wednesday, April 6, at the glitzy awards ceremony of the Tourism Awards 2016.

ReGeneration Internship Project to Back Greek Tourism

The six-month ReGeneration internship program kicks off for a third consecutive year in Greece, lending its support this year to the tourism sector.

Grekland Panorama Gains Ground for Greece in Sweden

Held on February 12-14 at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, the 3rd Grekland Panorama Med Cypern generated a positive wave of publicity for Greece.

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.