FinMin Staikouras meets SETE chief Retsos

Finance Minister Christos Staikouras on Wednesday met with Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and members of SETE’s board, continuing a round of contacts with representatives of trade and industry associations in view of the 84th Thessaloniki International Fair.

The minister noted the remarks of SETE’s representatives on the main issues relating to tourism, while an extensive exchange of views was held on a further upgrade of the tourism product in Greece by utilising innovation and new technologies.

In addition, there was a common desire to develop policies focusing on:

* The reduction of direct and indirect taxation.

* Addressing the issue of short-term rentals.

* On matters concerning the country’s airports.

* Implementation of the Public Investment Programme.

Finally, according to the announcement, the finance ministry’s cooperation with SETE will continue and be strengthened with the aim of supporting tourism, one of the “engines” driving the Greek economy.