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Greek Tourism Drops Due to Grexit Scenarios and Russian Crisis

Greek tourism hit a new record in 2014 thanks to the large amount of foreign tourist arrivals that boosted the country’s overall income and created jobs. However, according to travel agents, Greek tourism may not be as successful in 2015,...

Slowdown in Greek Hotel Bookings for 2015

Greek hotel bookings for 2015 have dropped due to the uncertainty over political developments, said President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis. According to Andreadis, foreign tour agencies are expressing concern to Greek hoteliers over deposits they...

Greek Tourism Minister: The Unpleasant Possibility of New Taxation Does Not Facilitate Our Plans

Her optimism regarding the counterbalance of possible new taxation in the tourism industry expressed yesterday, during the budget debate in the Greek Parliament, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, declaring at the same time that the Ministry is in constant communication with...

Planned VAT Increase in Hotels Disastrous, Say Tourism Professionals

The strong reaction of Greek tourism industry professionals caused the scenarios that leaked lately regarding a possible rise in the VAT rate for hotels, from the current 6.5% to 13%. Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) chief Andreas Andreadis characterized such...

Record Number of Tourists in Greece This Year

October’s statistical data have forced the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) to once again revise this year’s predictions regarding tourist arrivals. According to SETE, the number of international arrivals is expected to reach 20.5 million, a significant increase compared...

PM Samaras: Tourism Key to Grecovery

"We do not need another memorandum, as Greece is not just exiting it, but the country will also be absolutely safe in the post-memorandum era." With these words, Prime Minister Antonis Samaras described what he sees as the near...

Which Tourists Spend the Most in Greece

Although tourist arrivals this summer hit a record high, revenue from tourism in July and the first months of 2014 remained low due to the reduction of the average expenditure by tourists who have chosen Greece to spend their summer vacation. Data...

SETE: Danger From Russian Tour Operators Bankruptcy

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) warned of the danger from further Russian tour operators bankruptcies threatening the Greek tourism market, after the bankruptcy of major Russian tour operator Solvex Tour. St. Petersburg-based Solvex Tour has shut down, leaving 9,000 customers stranded...

Google Announces Initiative to "Grow Greek Tourism"

On Tuesday, Google announced a plan that will improve Greek tourism’s online communication tools, in collaboration with the Greek National Tourism Organization (EOT) and the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE). The “Grow Greek Tourism Online” project aims to provide enterprises operating...

Target of 19 Million Tourists In Greece Will Be Met

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) on Tuesday reiterated its confidence that the 19 million tourists target set for 2014 will be met, despite problems in the Russian and Ukrainian markets. According to SETE's data on international arrivals in...