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Draft Law Places 90-day Cap on Short-term Rentals in Greece

In efforts to deal with a growing sharing economy and lost taxes to the tune of 250 million euros annually, the Greek government is expected to table a draft law which foresees a 90-day limit on short-term rentals in the city and 60-day cap for the islands.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Lufthansa Pilot Strike Extended, Hundreds of Flights Cancelled

German airline Lufthansa has announced the cancellation of 912 flights scheduled for Thursday, as the Vereinigung Cockpit (VC) union has extended its strike action by another 24 hours.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Greece’s 9-month Tourism Revenues Down by 5.5%

Revenue from Greece’s travel services dropped by 703 million euros in the first nine months of the year with the travel trade balance recording a 7.1 percent decline at 10.472 billion euros against 11.269 billion euros in 2015, according to tentative data released by the Bank of...
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Tourism Accommodation Body Calls for Inclusion of Greek SMEs in Funding Programs

Small- and medium-sized tourism businesses should be able to tap into development programs in order to ensure the quality of services offered and gain added value, according to the president of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) Panagiotis Tokouzis.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

HATTA Awards: Greece’s Best Travel Agency Brochures, Websites Honored for 26th Year

Greece's best travel agency brochures and websites were recently honored for the 26th year by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA).
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Axia and Nelios to Present ‘Hands Free Hotelier’ Service at 100% Hotel Show 2016

Hoteliers visiting the upcoming 100% Hotel Show exhibition will have the chance to gain insight on an innovative service that can take care of their sales and marketing needs in the most efficient way: "Hands Free Hotelier" by Greek companies Axia Hospitality and Nelios.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Makedonia Palace Tells the Story of its ‘Remake’ at Philoxenia 2016

The legendary Makedonia Palace hotel shared the story behind its mega renovation project, right from its exhibition stand at the 32nd Philoxenia international tourism fair held recently in Thessaloniki.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Crete Welcomes ‘Olive Green’, the New Eco-friendly, Sustainable and Smart Hotel

The island of Crete recently welcomed the Olive Green, a unique hotel in Greece that offers innovative sustainable architecture, as well as smart high-tech technology that keeps visitors connected and enhances the in-room experience.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

SilkAir’s Inaugural Flight to Laos Takes to the Skies

SilkAir, the regional wing of Singapore Airlines, in late October launched its inaugural flight to Vientiane and Luang Prabang, Laos. With this launch, SilkAir’s route network now spans 51 destinations in 14 countries.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Plenty of Insight and Business at MCE South Europe MICE Event in Rome

South European destinations were the focus of this year’s MCE South Europe held in Rome recently where MICE solution providers had the chance to represent their destinations and build business relationships with leading event planners.
Posted On 23 Nov 2016

Παράλληλες εκδηλώσεις στην Greek Tourism Expo

Η 3η Διεθνής Έκθεση Τουρισμού Greek Tourism Expo θα λάβει χώρα στις 25-27 Νοεμβρίου στο υπερσύγχονο Εκθεσιακό κέντρο Metropolitan Expo της Αθήνας, με ένα ενδιαφέρον πρόγραμμα ...