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Kountoura Talks Tourism with Chinese Entrepreneurs

The investment opportunities of the Greek tourism market were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Chinese entrepreneurs in Athens.

Kountoura: Crete Stars in Greek Tourism’s Success this Year

"It's been an impressive start for the tourism season and Crete is in the spotlight," Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said while visiting the 7th Pancretan Exhibition held in Athens.

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

Greece: How to Rent Out your Flat on Airbnb

Those interested in renting out their properties, homes or flats in Greece on Airbnb must meet requirements as set out by the economy, finance and tourism ministries.

‘Tourism Awards’ Head Skoulas Sees Innovation as Key to Growth

For Greek tourism to grow to its fullest potential there must be rewards for those who upgrade, who take initiatives, who risk with the ultimate aim to offer only the best, former tourism minister and current Tourism Awards judging committee president Nikos Skoulas said in a...

Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

With a set of institutional interventions, we have broadened the field of offered services, improved quality and enhanced the competitiveness of our tourism product.

Greek Hotels Are Counting Losses Since 2008

Although the first signs appear positive for the 2014 tourism season, the majority of Greek hotels continue to remain in a bad position financially, according to the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos.

Kefalogianni Aims For A Common Communication Strategy With Greece’s Regions

The Tourism Ministry wants to develop a national communication strategy with Greece's regions to successfully promote the country domestically and abroad.

Greek Tourism Ministry Teams Up With Church of Crete To Promote Religious Tourism

Religious tourism in Greece will undergo further development through a cooperation protocol signed recently between the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Church of Crete.

Greece Prepares To Show Its Best At WTM 2013

Greece is getting ready to attend the World Travel Market (WTM) 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, that will open its doors on Monday 4 November at ExCeL, London exhibition center.

Kefalogianni: 2013 Is Undoubtedly A Record Year For Greek Tourism

Greece has so far welcomed 760,000 more tourists compared to last year, which is an 11 percent increase compared with 2012, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni informed on 16 October.
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Workshop To Focus On Develpment Of Spa Tourism In Greece

The contribution of spa tourism to Greece's economic development and ways to attract investments in this area will be discussed next week at a workshop in Athens.
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Kefalogianni Expresses Optimism For Greek Tourism

September and October will be "two very good months" for the Greek tourism sector, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said today, Monday.
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2014 Can Be An Even Better Year For Greek Tourism

Next year can be even a better year for Greek tourism, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on 7 September on the sidelines of the 78th Thessaloniki International Fair opening in Thessaloniki where she accompanied Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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GNTO To Launch Campaign To Boost Santorini’s Image

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will soon promote Santorini via a social media campaign to boost the island's image, which was tainted last week due to a black out that ended up lasting several days.
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Greek Government Gives Incentive To Restaurants To Drop Prices

The price of wining and dining out in Greece is expected to fall as the value added tax (VAT) reduction in the food service sector from 23 percent to 13 percent comes into effect on 1 August.
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New Airline Plans To Connect Greece To U.S., Canada In 2014

New Greek-Canadian airline SkyGreece is planning next year to launch direct flights from Athens to New York and Athens to Toronto and Montreal.
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Tourism Minister Discusses Greek Taxi Service

The important role of taxi drivers – usually the first point of contact for tourists in a foreign country – on Greece’s tourism image was the subject of a meeting held Monday, 15 July, at the Greek Tourism Ministry at the initiative of Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.
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Greece Reshuffles Government, Tourism Ministry Unaffected

Olga Kefalogianni was among the few untouched ministers and remained at her post as Tourism Minister on Monday, 24 June, following the cabinet reshuffle of Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras.
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PM Samaras On Official Visit To China To Boost Greek Economy

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras departed to China yesterday, 15 May, accompanied by some 50 Greek entrepreneurs in an effort to lay the groundwork to draw future investments and seal deals in the tourism and agricultural sectors.