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Greece has Tourism Education Upgrade on the Agenda

The Tourism Ministry aims to update Greece's tourism education in view of the sector’s leading role as a pillar of the Greek economy.

Promotion of Health and Wellness Tourism on Greece’s Agenda

The Tourism Ministry is interested in promoting health and wellness tourism in its aim to establish Greece as a 365 days a year destination.

Ministry Sees Tourism Potential for Eastern Attica Destinations

The conversion of areas in Eastern Attica from stopovers to established destinations, which offer experiences 365 days a year, is among the Greek Tourism Ministry's priorities.

Greek Hotels Chamber Sets Out Goals for 2018

Key issues that must be addressed so as to "unlock" the Greek hotel sector’s full potential were underlined at the 7th Hellenic Chamber of Hotels General Assembly in Athens.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Ionian Isles: Best Greek Tourism Performers with More Revenue, Longer Stays

The Ionian islands and Crete are Greece’s winning destinations in terms of tourism-related revenue per visitor and duration of stay.

Greek Tourism Presented at ‘Women Political Leaders Global Summit’ in Iceland

Greece's positions for sustainable tourism development were presented during the Women Political Leaders Annual Global Summit (WPL) 2017 in Reykjavik, Iceland.

Greek Tourism Opens Up to French Investors

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura invited French entrepreneurs to take advantage of the momentum and invest in Greece.

Greece, Italy Discuss Tourism Cooperation

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Italy's Ambassador to Greece Luigi Marras recently explored ways to boost cooperation on tourism issues.

Russian Athletics Federation Eyes Greece as Sports Tourism Destination

Aiming to promote Greece as a sports and training destination, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with representatives of the Russian Athletics Federation.

Speakers Announced for SETE’s 16th Tourism and Development Conference

Government officials and international tourism organization's executives on October 16-17 will attend the 16th Conference of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

Greece to Chair OECD High Level Meeting on Tourism Policies for Sustainable Growth

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura will chair the OECD high level Tourism Committee meeting to take place in Paris on October 2-3.

Greece @ ITB 2017 – Photo Report by GTP

Following its participation in this year's ITB Berlin exhibition, Greece is expecting its 2017 tourism numbers to see a rise from the German market.

Greek Tourism Entrepreneurship to Receive Support Through NSRF Funds

Over 300 million euros in EU subsidies through the National Strategic Reference Framework (NSRF) 2014-2020 program will be allocated for co-financed actions relating to tourism in Greece.

‘Technology Essential for Greek Tourism Growth’, Minister Kountoura Talks Tech

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently presented the ministry's plans to invest in new innovative technologies to develop tourism in Greece.

Tourism Accommodation Body Calls for Inclusion of Greek SMEs in Funding Programs

Small- and medium-sized tourism businesses should be able to tap into development programs in order to ensure the quality of services offered and gain added value, according to the president of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) Panagiotis Tokouzis.

Tourism Minister Meets Travel Bloggers Greece

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and members of Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG) recently shared views on the rise in Greek travel blogging and its influence on the sector.

Greek Tourism Afloat Despite Capital Controls, Minister Kountoura Shares Experience

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura shared the Greek experience in managing crises, during the International Travel Crisis Management Summit (ITCMS) that took place on Thursday at the Haberdashers' Hall in London.

WTM 2016: Greece Hits ‘New High Record’ in Tourist Arrivals

By the end of the year, international arrivals to Greece are expected to exceed 27 million - including cruise arrivals - which is a new high record for the country, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on the opening day of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016 on Monday,...

WTM 2016: ‘British Travellers are Loyal to Greece’

"British travellers are very loyal and repeat visitors and the numbers are growing every year", Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said during a press conference on the opening day of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016 on Monday, November 7.
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