aim behind this effort is, on the occasion of the Olympic Games of 2020 in Tokyo, for Greece to regain the tens of thousands of tourists it used to enjoy every year from Japan. Other initiatives of the federation include the hosting of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) in Greece and the signing of two trilateral agreement in tourism between Greece, Cyprus and Israel and between Greece, Cyprus and Egypt, which will also help extend the tourism season. All these initiatives were presented by the vice president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Lysandros Tsilidis, to Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras during a recent visit by SETE management to the PM’s office. respondents in the survey said they were searching for work in another country. In a previous survey on employability in Greece last year, 28 percent of participants said they were seeking employment abroad, while in 2015 the figure stood at 11 percent. Although the latest data released from the Hellenic Statistical Authority showed the unemployment rate in Greece has decreased to 21.7 percent this April from 23.6 percent in April 2016 and 22 percent in March 2017, young Greeks are still looking for jobs abroad.
Daewoo Shipbuilding & Marine Engineering Co Ltd announced yesterday that it has won an order to build four Very Large Crude Carriers (VLCC) from Greek company Maran Tankers Management. Daewoo has undertaken to complete the construction of the carriers by August 20, 2019.