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Greek Tourism Stakeholders Call for National Plan, Coordination

The Greek tourism sector has high expectations of the new center-right government and its leadership, said Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Ancient Greek Monuments Facing Climate Change Impact

A number of Greek monuments that have stood intact since antiquity now appear to be facing the consequences of climate change, according to scientists.

Thessaloniki Info Desks Welcome over 40,000 Visitors in a Year

More than 40,000 visitors to Thessaloniki had the chance to learn more about the city’s tourist attractions through the Tourist Information Centers (TIC) set up a year ago.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Integrated and Permanent Taxation Policy

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has reiterated its call for government planning that will include tax cuts in transportation, among others.

Santorini Named Best Island in Europe by ‘Global Traveler’ Readers

Santorini has been voted “Best Island in Europe” by the readers of US monthly travel magazine Global Traveler.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Tax Cuts in Transport

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling for reduced taxation on transport, after Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of tax relief measures.

Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

Greek PM Announces VAT Cuts Ahead of May Elections

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras announced a series of new relief measures to take effect in 2019-2021 including the reduction of value-added tax (VAT) on restaurants and hotel accommodation.

Cruise Heads, Santorini Officials Agree to Launch Works on Athinios Port

Santorini authorities have agreed to proceed with urgent repair works on the Athinios Port, which receives thousands of cruise travelers every year.

Repair Works on Acropolis Lightning Conductor Underway

Repair works on the lightning conductor system of the Acropolis in Athens, will begin immediately in the aftermath of a lightning accident last week.

Heraklion Home-porting Boosts Cruise Passenger Traffic by 39%

Thanks to increasing home-porting actions, the Cretan town of Heraklion marked a 39 percent rise in cruise traveler numbers in 2018 against 2017.

Western Greece Region Sets Aside €1m for Tourism Promotion until 2021

The Region of Western Greece has secured 1 million euros in EU funding for tourism promotional activities for the 2019-2021 period.

Greece to Promote Tourism in Shanghai Free-Trade Zone

Greece will be present in the Shanghai Free Trade Zone for the next 10 years, showcasing and promoting Greek tourism, culture, gastronomy and products.

Spain, Greece Strong Players in German Market in 2019, Says DRV Chief

Spain and Greece are top choices for German holidaymakers, along with recovering competitors Turkey, Tunisia and Egypt, according to the German Travel Association (DRV).

Greece’s First Energy Independent Community on Fourni

The tiny island of Fourni in the north Aegean is set to host the first energy independent community in Greece with the introduction of technologies based on renewables.

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.

Petition Launched to Reinstate Ferry Link Between Greece and Cyprus

An online campaign calling for the reinstatement of a ferry service connecting Piraeus in Greece with Limassol in Cyprus, has thus far gathered over 11,400 signatures.

Ten Single-use Plastics on EU Black List

In efforts to preserve waters and beaches across its territories, the European Union is aiming to cut the use of plastics with a new proposed EU-wide regulation.
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