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Tourism revenues already exceed 18 bln euros, says Minister

Revenues from Greek tourism have already exceeded 18 billion euros this year, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias told reporters on Friday, on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the presidents of the Hellenic Hoteliers’ Federation held in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 37th Philoxenia exhibition. “The Bank of Greece …

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Greek Tourism Association: 5 suggestions for short-term rentals

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises SETE submitted its proposals for improving the institutional framework for the operation of the short-term rental market on Thursday, in a letter sent to Akis Skertsos, Minister of State, Vassilis Kikilias, Minister of Tourism and Theodoros Skylakakis, Deputy Minister of Finance. The proposals for …

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Rhodes seeks to attract tourists also during winter

Rhodes expects to have tourists in the island’s hotels right up to November 15, with relatively high occupancy rates, Rhodes municipal councilor Thanassis Vyrinis told state-run news agency amna on Sunday.  He expressed satisfaction with the tourism season on the island so far, stressing it broke all previous records. Vyrinis …

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Unemployment in Greece rise amid peak of tourism season

The number of unemployed in Greece rose in July compared to June, despite the tourism season entering its peak period, data released by the Public Employment Agency show. In July, the registered unemployed actively seeking jobs stood at 948,930, 27,283 more than in June. Of those, 67.21% (637,836) are women, …

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Greece’s tourism revenues at record levels

Revenue from tourism this past June exceeded 2019 levels and has boosted predictions of a record year for the sector as far as receipts are concerned. While arrivals from abroad in June stood at 89% of those in 2019, the last full season before the coronavirus pandemic, revenue reached €2.62 …

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“Tourism proved this year, it is Greece’s heavy industry,” says Minister

This year tourism proved that is Greece’s “heavy industry” and can not only support the national economy but also offer a substantial support in very difficult conditions” Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias stated. In an interview with state-run news agency amna,the Tourism minister said that nobody can doubt the excellent course …

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Greek tourism gets vote of confidence this year too

Government spokesperson Giannis Oikonomou on Wednesday referred to the good prospects for this year’s tourist season. On a post on Twitter, he wrote: “The first direct flight from USA arrived yesterday, earlier than any other year, at Athens International Airport, while the plan is for nine direct flights from USA to …

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Greece’s tourism sector to assess war damage

The local tourism industry is trying to map out the possible consequences of the Russian invasion of Ukraine on the sector in Greece. “It is too early to make any safe statements today over the consequences on tourism. It will all be assessed in the coming weeks,” said the president …

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Greece’s experts examine lifting the mandatory use of masks outdoors

Greece’s epidemiologists’ committee is meeting on Wednesday to examine the possibility of further lifting of Covid-restrictions with the mandatory use of masks outdoors expected to be on the focus of the discussion. The epidemiologists who advise the Health Ministry will reportedly consider whether to lift the mandatory use of masks …

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Reshuffle: Changes in crucial ministries, one more minister from the far-right front

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis proceeded to cabinet reshuffle removing ministers who were supposed to have been “successfully” managing the crises like the pandemic and its side effects in health and tourism. The cabinet reshuffle includes the introduction of a Civil Protection Ministry that will also have jurisdiction over the Fire …

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Tourism revenues rise to €1.1 billion Jan.-June 2021, says Bank of Greece

The balance of travel services posted a surplus of 689 million euros in June 2021 and a surplus of 826 million euros in January-June 2021, the Bank of Greece (BoG) said in a report on Monday. BoG said that travel receipts rose by 851.8% to 791 million euros in June …

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