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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.

Greece: New Tourism Campaign Shows the Aegean Islands are ‘Like No Other’

In a move to boost its position in the international tourism market, the South Aegean Region on Tuesday presented a new campaign entitled "Aegean Islands. Like No Other", which lies at the heart of its three-year tourism strategy designed in collaboration with the Greek Tourism...

Tourism Sector Seeks to Capitalize on ‘Cross-Year Greece & Russia’

The tourism sector has its sights set on promoting Greece offerings, forging ties and forming partnerships on the occasion of the “Cross-Year Greece & Russia” events and is calling on the government to ensure that reinforced consular services are in place to handle the growing...

Hellastat Sees Further Rise in Incoming Air Traffic to Greece

Athens-based statistics company Hellastat, says it expects a further rise in incoming air traffic for 2016, which is set to further establish Greece as a prime tourist destination.

Poland Gets a Taste of Greek Tourism at ‘Grecka Panorama’

Greece’s tourism offerings took central stage in Poland last week during the 1st Grecka Panorama-CYPR travel fair held at Warsaw’s Torwar Arena.

Brainstorming Ahead of S. Aegean Region’s Tourism Strategy

South Aegean Region authorities invited Dodecanese tourism professionals to a brainstorming event last week with the aim of collecting as much data and ideas as possible ahead of the official presentation of its three-year tourism strategy.

More than Just a City or a Break: This is the Athens World!

Over 7,000 wristbands, 400 photo posts and dozens of bloggers from six countries brought Athens to the world on United Nations’ World Cities Day on October 31.

Four Greek Airports Blacklisted, Aegean VP Calls for Upgrades

"2015 was the worst year with regard to operations and functionality of Greece’s airports", Aegean Airlines Vice President Eftychios Vassilakis said while speaking at SETE's 14th Greek Tourism Confederation conference. Meanwhile, four Greek regional airports have been listed...

Key Issues for Greek Tourism to be Discussed at SETE 2015 Conference

Greece's travel industry is getting ready to attend SETE's 14th Tourism & Development Conference on October 19-20 in Athens and explore a series of key issues for the development of Greek tourism..

SETE Calls on Minister to Facilitate Procedures, Help Greek Tourism Grow

Highlighting tourism’s overall contribution to the economy and its key role in keeping unemployment figures low, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing the majority of the sector, called on Tourism Minister Giorgos Stathakis to ensure that conditions for further and...

SETE’s 14th Tourism & Development Conference to be Held October 19-20 – Program

“Tourism: The Ark of Greek Economy” will be the theme of the 14th Tourism & Development Conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), which will take place on October 19-20 at the Divani Caravel Hotel in Athens.