Issues – Ministry of Infrastructure and Transport

According to the latest figures, Tourism has directly contributed to the generation of 11.7% of the country’s GDP with EUR 21.6 billion (inbound tourism, domestic tourism, cruise revenues, air and sea transport and investments), while, in total (directly and indirectly), it has contributed from 25.7% (EUR 47.4 billion) to 30.9% (EUR 57.1 billion) of GDP. […]

Issues – Ministry of Enviroment and Energy

The –critical to the tourism sector– issues that need to be addressed were discussed at a meeting held on Thursday, 19 September, between the Board of Directors of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and the leadership of the Ministry of Environment and Energy. It was agreed that it is necessary to immediately create a flexible, […]

SETE’s interventions concerning VAT

SETE has highlighted at every opportunity that overtaxation affects the competitiveness of the tourist product, employment rates, investment and, as a result, the whole of the Greek economy. Referring to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’ announcement on (07.05.19) on a series of new relief measures to take effect in 2019-2021, including the reduction of value-added tax (VAT) on restaurants and […]

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