Greek Tourism Confederation
TUV Austria, TUV Hellas, SGS Hellas and Cosmocert are the four accreditation companies that the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has authorized to draft integrated plans along with health and hygiene regulations for hotels and other accommodation units so as to contribute toward the government's effort to restart Greek tourism.
Marketing Greece SA is evolving into the leading agency for promoting the country's tourism product around the world, as the government is expected to concede to it the capacity to directly undertake promotional projects from the Greek National Tourism Organization and the country's local and regional authorities.
The massive reduction in demand for holiday travel by the main markets Greece draws its visitors from points to a corresponding slump for Greek tourism. The drop in spending on air travel and accommodation by German, French, Italian, British and American holidaymakers this year is expected to come to between 60 and 70 percent.
After another record year for tourism in 2019, revenues are expected to take longer to recover from this year's coronavirus pandemic than arrival numbers, according to a special report released on Thursday by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (INSETE). That recovery will also be uneven for Greek tourism in terms of regions and domains, it added.
The Athens-based E-Kyklos think tank is organizing an online public debate on Wednesday evening titled "The Pandemic and the Strength of the Greek Economy: The Day After," featuring former deputy prime minister Evangelos Venizelos, the chairman and chief executive officer of Mytilineos, Evangelos Mytilineos, Eurobank's CEO Fokion Karavias, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation, Yiann