connect with us
Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.

SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Athens Airport Hosts Senior Aviation, Tourism Executives at 5th ‘ACES-Athens’

More than 160 senior executives from the air transport and tourism sectors participated in the 5th Airport Chief Executives’ Symposium organized by Athens International Airport (AIA).

Greece Looks to Connect Tourism with Culture

Ways to connect tourism with culture to promote Greece as a year round destination were discussed during a workshop held by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).

SETE Chief: Chinese Market is a Great Opportunity, Big Challenge

Improving air connectivity and creating additional visa centers are key to increase inbound tourism from China to Greece, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Linking Agri-food and Tourism Set to Make Greece Stronger

Bringing together the country’s primary and secondary sectors can generate multiple economic benefits for Greece, it was concluded during a workshop in Athens.

SETE Announces ‘On Tour’ Tourism School Initiative

SETE has announced the launch of the 'On Tour' Tourism School, an initiative that will provide seminars to Greek tourism professionals, employees and students.

Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Greece Shows Strong Presence at WTM London 2017 Expo – Photo Report

Greece showed a strong presence during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2017, held November 6-8 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL in London.

UK Bookings to Greece Show Improvement, SETE Chief Says

Bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece are showing an improvement so far, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

SETE Chief: First Signs for Greek Tourism in 2018 are Positive

The first signs for Greek tourism in 2018 seem to be positive, SETE President Yiannis Retsos said on the opening day of the WTM London 2017.

European Tourism Online Sales Grow, Opportunity for Improvement in Greece

Greece has a large opportunity for further growth in tourism related online sales, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Spatial Planning, Legality Top State Minister’s Agenda at Greek Tourism Industry Meet

Minister of State Alekos Flambouraris spoke of the importance of a structured spatial planning scheme for tourism at the recent SETE conference.

Tourism Body SETE Calls for Investment-friendly Environment in Greece

Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos has called for a stable and friendlier investment environment in Greece.

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).

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.

SETE Chief, Crete Governor Meet, Lay Out Tourism Agenda

The vast potential of Crete’s tourism offerings was discussed between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Crete Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

Greek Archaeological Council Postpones Decision, Hellinikon Project on Ice

The Hellinikon project is still in limbo after the Central Archaeological Council postponed its decision on whether the site has areas of archaeological importance.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2017

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, Greek key tourism figures gave their messages, marking the importance of the sector for Greece.

Greek Tourism Professionals Urge Fewer Words, More Action Over Oil Spill

Tourism professionals are calling for the quickest possible cleanup of the Saronic Gulf area, which was recently polluted with tons of fuel oil.