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SWISS Stays Close to Greece with 70 Weekly Flights in Summer 2016

Although there was international concern this year about Greece due to the refugee crisis, SWISS International Air Lines did not limit its routes in the country, Ioannis Zografakis, the airline's regional manager for Greece, Cyprus and Turkey, recently informed journalists in Athens.

Dodekanisos Seaways Announces Discounts up to 50% on Ferry Tickets

Dodekanisos Seaways has announced discounts on ferry tickets to all of the destinations it covers in an aim to boost tourist arrivals to the islands of the Dodecanese and of the Samos prefecture.

Greek Tourism Sector Promises to Soften VAT Increase Blow on Hotels, Islands

Tourism professionals in Greece will make efforts to absorb costs of the recent increase of value-added tax (VAT) rates on hotels and islands, a measure that "clearly affects the competitiveness of Greek tourism", the president of SETE, Andreas Andreadis, recently said in an...

Greek Hoteliers Face Challenges Despite Positive Tourism Data

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX), Yiannis Retsos, on Thursday informed journalists on the challenges Greek hoteliers are up against, despite this year's encouraging tourism figures.

Greek Ferry Companies Express Concern on Summer Passenger Traffic

Greece's recent “bank holiday” and the restrictions on cash withdrawals for Greeks led to a 70 percent drop in ferry bookings.

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

VAT Hike Rumors On Restaurants Worry Professionals

The possible increase of the VAT on restaurant services to the highest rate, at a time when tourism is trying to lead the Greek economy towards recovery, would seriously reduce the competitiveness and attractiveness of the Greek tourism product, the Association of Greek Tourism...

SETE Conference An Eye-Opener For Professionals

The situation of the Greek economy is improving but there still is a long way to go and therefore no excuse for complacency, Bank of Greece Governor Yiorgos Provopoulos said last month at the welcome dinner of the ninth annual tourism and development conference of the Association...

Rumored VAT Hike Troubles Tourism Sector

Greek tourism professionals unanimously agreed last month that a potential increase of the VAT rate on tourism services would be “disastrous” for the sector.

Greek Tourism Sees Steady Arrivals But Less Revenue

Greek tourism managed to withstand obstacles this season despite the economic crisis and hardships created by demonstrations and strikes, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.

Greek Tourism Revenue Drops, Arrivals Improve

Greece’s tourism revenue dropped 11.9 percent during the first six months of the year and 15.7 percent in June, according to data from the Bank of Greece.