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Alternate Tourism Minister: 'Greek Tourism Flourishes Again'

"Tourism unites the Greeks," Alternate Minister of Tourism Elena Kountoura said on Wednesday in her address to the Hospitality Forum and Awards conference. "The Greek tourism is on good course," she said quoting Bank of Greece's figures according to which...

China's Ambassador to Greece Sees 'Brilliant' Prospects in Tourism Cooperation

The prospects of cooperation between Greece and China in the tourist sector are "brilliant," China's ambassador to Greece Zou Xiaoli said at the "The Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum," which takes place in the Athens Concert Hall, underlining that there...

VAT Rates Will not Change in Current Tourist Season

Greek Finance Minister Yanis Varoufakis promised to Alternate Minister for Tourism Elena Kountoura that VAT rates will not change in the current tourist season, said a Tourism Ministry announcement on Thursday. "Any change occurs in the tourist package in the...

Greek Tourism Minister Opens Nafplio's 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura underlined the importance of tourism for Greece's economy and the need for stability so that "we can have the number of tourists we wish," while inaugurating the 2nd Mediterranean Yacht Show in the historic...

Thousands of Runners Participate in 4th Athens Half-Marathon

No incidents occurred during the 4th Athens Half-Marathon which was attended by more than 15,000 people of every age. In total 4,000 runners participated in the 21-kilometer run which started on Sunday, May 3 at 8 am. Furthermore, at least...

SkyGreece Airlines Plans Direct Flights to U.S. and Canada

SkyGreece Airlines will act as a communication bridge between the Greek Diaspora in the U.S. and Canada and the motherland through the launch of transatlantic flights from Greece to New York and Toronto. During a press conference that took place on April...

1st Greek Tourism Workshop in Riyadh

A total of 127 travel agents and tour operators from Saudi Arabia participated in the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop that took place in Riyadh. The event was held on April 19 at Burj Rafal Hotel Kempinski, in the presence of Greek...

Greek Easter Feast for the Unemployed Held by Armed Forces

In a solidarity display toward the Greeks worst hit by the economic crisis, the country's Defense Ministry and Armed Forces organized an Easter feast for the unemployed and other vulnerable groups on Sunday in Athens, Greece. Among those attending was Archbishop...

Greek National Tourism Organisation Participates in International Tourism Fair in China

As part of Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura’s efforts to increase tourist flow from China, the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) recently participated in the international tourism fair GITF in China’s Guangzhou, one of the most influential B2B fairs that attracts...