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Kyriakos Mitsotakis Wins Majority Vote in Greece Snap Polls

Greece's center-right New Democracy (ND) party received a majority 39.8 percent of the public vote in Sunday’s national elections.

New Greek Government Announced, Tourism Posts Unchanged

Following the parliamentary elections in Greece on September 20 that were marked by the victory of Syriza, the new cabinet and changes to the composition of ministries were announced late Tuesday.

Tsipras’ Syriza Party Wins Greek Elections, Given 2nd Chance

Only 56.11 percent of the Greeks (3,730,456 out of 6,190,946 registered voters) went to the polls on Sunday, electing for a second time in under nine months 41-year-old Alexis Tsipras’ Syriza party.

Parties Fail to See Eye to Eye, Greek Polls Next Month

Greece’s President Prokopis Pavlopoulos is expected on Friday, to officially announce elections to be held next month as parties failed to form a coalition government.

Greek Tourism Minister Says 3rd Bailout Plan Offers ‘Milder Adjustment’

A third bailout for Greece, valued at 86 billion euros, seems to be in the works, the Greek government said on Tuesday, but European officials are still not clarifying whether the deal will go through.

SETE Lauds FinMin’s Pledge for No VAT Hikes in Tourism

SETE president Andreas Andreadis expressed his satisfaction with Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis' latest attitude during talks between Greece and eurozone finance ministers on Monday, against the increase of VAT rates that apply on the Greek islands.

Alt. Minister Kountoura Outlines Priorities for Greek Tourism

“Tourism for All” is Greece's basic philosophy for tourism, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during the debate on the government's policy statements in Parliament.

German Fraport Calls on Greece to Respect Airport Contract

Frankfurt-based transport company Fraport is calling on Greece to honor a 1.2 billion euro deal set to close in October, for the management of 14 regional airports.

German Tour Operators give Greece the ‘Thumbs Up’

German tour operators remain optimistic about the outlook for Greece bookings this year despite the widespread publicity about the policies of the new left-wing government.

Syriza Expected to Steer Clear of Shipping Industry

Dialogue, discussion and finding solutions is what the new Syriza government plans to do with the country’s major shipping players, aware of the paramount importance of Greece’s leading money-making industry.

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.

Elena Kountoura Takes Over Greek Tourism

Greece's tourism portfolio is now part of the new Economy, Infrastructure, Shipping and Tourism Ministry it was announced today. Elena Kountoura has been appointed Alternate Minister of Tourism

New Greek Cabinet Announced

Following the parliamentary elections on 25 January that were marked by the victory of leftist party Syriza, the new cabinet was announced today.

New Greek Cabinet to be Announced Today, Tourism Ministry to Merge

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras, sworn in on Monday evening, is set to announce his new cabinet later today, which according to sources will be much smaller after the merging of several ministries into four “super” government bureaus.

Syriza Tells Greek Shipping Forum ‘No Surprise’ Changes to Existing Policies

Syriza candidate, economics professor George Stathakis, pledged several hours before his party emerged triumphant on Sunday winning the majority vote in national elections, that there would be “no surprises”, when asked if there would be changes to the existing framework covering...

Leftist Party Syriza Wins Greek Elections, Makes History

For the first time in almost 70 years, a leftist party takes over the reigns of the Greek government, with Syriza winning national elections on Sunday, securing 36.34 percent of the total votes, clinching 149 seats in parliament, two short of absolute majority.

Opposition Party SYRIZA Reveals Tourism Plan for Greece

Greek opposition leader Alexis Tsipras said that if elected, SYRIZA's tourism policy would focus on boosting domestic tourism, enhancing the quality of special and alternative tourism forms and supporting small and medium tourism enterprises.

Greece’s Government And Tourism Sector Are On The Same Page

The importance of collective action and effective cooperation between the State and Greece's tourism sector was highlighted by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, during an open Board of Directors meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held in Athens.

Greek Tourism Sector Strongly Reacts To SYRIZA’s Plan To Downplay SETE’s Role

Main opposition SYRIZA sparked the negative reaction of Greece's tourism sector when it suggested for the decision that recognizes the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) as a coordinate institutional national social partner to the Greek Government, to be repealed.

Kefalogianni: “Tourism Can Lead Greece Out Of The Crisis”

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on 10 November urged her fellow MPs in Parliament to "leave behind the bankrupt past, say no to misery and give a vote of confidence to the road that leads out of the crisis."
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