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Eight Politicians Who Marked the Tsipras Era in Greece

Ever since the administration of Alexis Tsipras resigned and called for early elections, now scheduled for July 7, Greece's Syriza and New Democracy Parties have been in a state of pre-election war with each other. The departing party claims that...

Greek Tourism Minister Resigns to Contest in European Elections

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura submitted her letter of resignation to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras this week in order to dedicate her total effort toward winning a seat in the European Parliament. In the letter of resignation, she warmly thanked...

Greece Triumphs in Berlin’s “Oscars of Tourism”

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura came away with four important international tourism awards during the ITB Berlin 2019 tourism show on Thursday. The PATWA International Travel Awards, given out by the Pacific Area Travel Writers Association, are in their twenty-first year...

Greek Tourism Faces Challenges After Record Year

The year 2018 broke all records for Greek tourism, with the country welcoming 33 million international arrivals and earning revenues of more than 16 billion euros, Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Tuesday. in an interview with Alpha TV, the...

Tourism Minister Kountoura Promotes Greece in Ontario

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently met with Ontario Tourism Minister Michael Tibollo in Toronto to exchange strategies and further promote Greek tourism in Canada. Tibollo congratulated Kountoura for Greece's success in tourism and asked to learn more about about Greek...

Tourism Minister: Cyprus To Reach 4 Million Tourists in 2018

Cyprus is expected to reach 4 million tourists in 2018. This according to the country's Minister of Tourism, George Lakkotrypis, who spoke of "another exceptional record year." Lakkotrypis was speaking at the annual World Travel Market, taking place at London’s...

Tourism Growth Continues as Visitors to Greece set to Surpass 32 Million in 2018

Greece is expected to attract more than 32 million tourists in 2018, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, speaking at the "Blue Flags" annual meeting organized by the Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature, the municipality of...

Greece Expects Large Number of Tourists from India in Summer 2018

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura returned from Mumbai optimistic for a large number of tourists from India visiting Greece in the summer of 2018, according to the Athens Macedonia News Agency (AMNA). The Hellenic Tourism Organization (EOT) participated; for the...

Tourism Minister: Over 30 Million Arrivals in Greece in 2017

Tourism minister Elena Kountoura talked about a "milestone year" for Greek tourism citing an estimated 30 million arrivals in the country for 2017; including cruise visitors, and a “significant increase” in revenues. “For the fourth year in a row it...

Tourism Minister: It's a Gov't Success that Greeks Don't Eat out of Garbage Cans

A statement by Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura that it is the government's success that Greeks don't eat out of garbage cans anymore and a claim that new businesses open every day that has created a stir . Speaking on Skai...