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Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Theodore Kontes, President, Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members

Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Association Members President Theodore Kontes underlines the importance of sea tourism for Greece and its economy.

Greece Expects Over 5.2 Million Cruise Passengers by End of 2019

Greece by the end of 2019 is expected to have welcomed over 5.2 million cruise passengers, a year-on-year increase of some 10 percent.

Cruise Ship Calls to Dodecanese Islands Dwindling 

Cruise ship calls to the Dodecanese islands appear to be decreasing, according to data on 43 Greek destinations recently released by the Hellenic Ports Association (ELIME).
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Theodore Kontes, President EEKFN

EEKFN President Theodore Kontes shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

CLIA: Greece 3rd Most Popular Cruise Destination in Europe

Greece is the third most popular cruise destination in Europe with 4.09 million passenger visits in 2017, according to a report released by the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA).

Tourism to Milos Set to Soar with Cruise Stops, New Routes 

Some 28 cruise ships are set to approach Milos by October 17, according to the Municipal Port Fund, with new ferry links making the island even more accessible.

Cruise Travel to Greece Recovering Slowly Amid Challenges

Cruise travel to Greece is picking up pace albeit slowly after a major drop last year due to the geopolitical situation in Turkey, Egypt and Israel.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Nevertheless, Greece will remain at the top of the cruise interest list due to its history and culture, its impressive coasts and beaches, its excellent services, its hospitality and gastronomy.

Cruise Travel to Greece Set for Better Days in 2018

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to pick up pace in 2018 following a slow year in 2017, according to pre-booking data presented at Seatrade Europe.

Cruise Sector to Inject €0.5bn into Greek Economy in 2017

The cruise sector is expected to inject 0.5 billion euros into the Greek economy this year, according to Theodore Vokos, executive director of Posidonia Exhibitions.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Worldwide guests show a great interest in the East Mediterranean — which includes destination Greece — as it is renowned for its important history and different cultures.

Greece’s 28-Member Cruise Affairs Coordinating Committee Meets for 1st Time

The framework of operation, challenges, developments and priorities of Greece’s cruise industry were the focus of the first meeting of the National Coordinating Committee for Cruise Affairs held on Wednesday, at Piraeus Port Authority headquarters.

Cruising the Mediterranean & Challenges for 2017

Terrorism, capital controls, the economic crisis, the refugee influx, Brexit and the Turkey coup last week have forced cruise companies to change their itineraries for 2017 cutting out many Mediterranean destinations.

Port Strikes Cause Trouble for Greek Cruise Tourism

The port of Piraeus on Saturday welcomed some 10,000 cruise passengers as dock workers continued an extended strike for the third week.

Greek Port Strikes a Set Back for Cruise Revenue

The cruise industry is feeling the brunt of ongoing strikes at ports in Thessaloniki and Piraeus, with potential losses reaching 12 million euros this month, stated Mr Theodore Kontes, the president of Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN).