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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.

‘Panorama Greece’ Organizers Launch Info Event on Crete, More Planned

Grekland Panorama organizers are visiting the island of Crete, as their first stop in a series of destination events aiming to inform local tourism professionals about the Polish and Swedish markets, where this year’s “Panorama Greece” exhibitions will take place.

Greece’s ‘Green Key’ Eco-Label Hotels to Feature at 3rd Grekland Panorama

Eco-friendly “Green Key” certified hotels will take center stage at this year’s Panorama Greece exhibitions in Poland this December, and in Sweden in February.

Greece Hotels: Satisfaction Guaranteed, Says SETE

Greek hotels, the quality of services offered and the warm welcome are ensuring guaranteed satisfaction for visitors to Greece in the first half of 2015, according to data released by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Sea Turtle NGO MEDASSET ‘Swears to Care for Clean Seas’

In efforts to safeguard Mediterranean marine and coastal habitats of the sea turtle, non-profit organization MEDASSET is launching its “Clean Seas: Swear to Care” campaign, inviting visitors and residents to respect the environment and take action to keep Greece’s beaches...

S. Aegean Region, SETE Work Together to Revitalize Greek Tourism

Launching a re-imaging campaign to handle last-minute cancellations and regain lost ground resulting from Greece’s tedious negotiation efforts are the priorities of the recently announced collaboration between the South Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE on CNBC: ‘We Believe in the Euro’

Alexandros Lamnidis, general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), told CNBC on Tuesday that SETE wants Greece to remain a member of the currency union.

Greek Labour Ministry Receiving Applications for Vocational Training in Tourism

The Labour and Social Solidarity Ministry is receiving applications through to July 30 for its vocational training in tourism program to offer tuition to 8,000 unemployed individuals aged 18-29.

Why Greeks Should Say ‘YES to Greece, YES to the Euro’, Pro-Europe Movement Founders Explain

The founders of a nationwide movement called "YES to Greece, YES to the Euro", made a call for volunteers to support their effort to secure a "YES" vote at the July 5 referendum on the Greek bailout terms.

Sector Authorities Take Action to Safeguard Greek Tourism

In a letter to Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura earlier this week, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling on relevant ministries and sector professionals to work together to ensure that the tourism market continues to remain operational.

Greek Tourism Says ‘Yes to Greece, Yes to the Euro’

Greece’s Social Partners SETE (Greek Tourism Confederation), SEV, GSEVEE and ESEE, are participating in a newly-launched pro-Europe committee dubbed "Yes to Greece, Yes to the euro", a communication campaign launched to inform the Greek citizens on why the country must remain in...

What Greek Tourism Stands to Lose With a ‘No’

The day after a “no” on the July 5 referendum may find Greek tourism in a dismal predicament, according to Greece Tourism Confederation (SETE) board member Fotis Kokotos.

Greek Islanders Call for Public Vote on Tourism Tax Hikes

Tourism sector professionals on the Greek islands are calling for a public vote as the talk of a VAT (value-added-tax) hike on tourism picks up pressure and the negotiation process with Greece’s international lenders lingers on.

Tourists to Greece Spend 2.5bn Euros Annually by Credit Card

Holidaymakers to Greece in 2014 spent 2.5 billion euros on their credit cards, up by 15 percent, according to the latest figures released during a recent VISA Hellas event titled “Growth Through Innovation”.

Greece Tourism Heads Call for Credit Card Use to Tackle Tax Dodgers

Greek tourism authorities are urging travelers to pay in plastic as a way to fight tax evasion, which has been taking a toll on the ailing Greek economy for decades.

SETE Calls On Government to Tackle Illegal Accommodation, Propose Feasible Measures

Tackling illegal accommodation and tracking down payments should be the government’s first priority, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said, adding that though it supports negotiation efforts to bring the country back to growth, the tourism sector should not be sacrificed in...

Greece Among Top Five Choice Destinations for German Tourists

German travellers are expressing interest in Greek packages ahead of the summer season, Deutshe Welle reports ahead of the international tourism ITB 2015 show, which kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday.

Greece is the Word in Sweden After Grekland Panorama Steals the Show

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings took Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when some 11,000 visitors flocked to the 2nd Grekland Panorama, which took place at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe, making it one of the largest tourism expos...

Sweden Goes Greek This Week @ 2nd Grekland Panorama

Greece, its products, its culture, its gastronomy and its diverse tourist offerings take Sweden by storm on February 13-15, when the 2nd Grekland Panorama kicks off at Stockholm’s Ericsson Globe.

Greece’s All-Inclusive Model Fine-Tuned to Benefit Local Economies

The newly-elected leftist government Syriza said on Thursday, that it has no intention to do away with the all-inclusive resort model but instead focus on making it beneficial for local markets and communities.