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Hotel Stays at Thessaloniki Hotels Rise in 1st Half of Year

Thessaloniki hotels are seeing a rise in the number of overnight stays for the first half of 2017, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) announced on Wednesday. According to THA data, for the January-June period the northern port city’s hotels recorded 1,083,551 overnight...
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

SEV: Greece Tourism Infrastructure Needs Upgrade Now 

The Greek tourism sector is showing healthy signs of recovery but for growth to continue infrastructure should be upgraded immediately, according to SEV.
Posted On 03 Aug 2017

Greek Ports Busy as August Exodus from Athens Kicks Off

Increased passenger traffic is expected at the ports of Piraeus, Rafina and Lavrion as August is the month that most Greeks take their summer vacation.
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

SETE: Spatial Planning Key to Making Greece a Competitive Destination

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling for spatial planning framework that will ensure Greece remains a competitive destination in the future. 
Posted On 02 Aug 2017

NBG Says €6bn Needed for Greece Hotel Sector Growth 

The National Bank of Greece says that a competitive tourism product, new destinations, extended season and investments for upgrades or new hotels are necessary to boost travel revenue by 40%.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Athens Hotels Report Positive Performance in First Half of 2017

Hotels in Athens recorded an overall positive performance during the first six months of the year, according to the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Greece’s ‘Golden Visa’ Program Deemed a Success

The Golden Visa program for real estate purchases in Greece has seen 1,725 issued visas to foreign investors in the period 2013 - June 2017.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Crete’s Nana Beach Hotel Sets ‘Green’ Example

The Nana Beach Hotel on Crete is setting the good example participating in the “Clean Up the Med” and “Make Holidays Greener” campaigns.
Posted On 01 Aug 2017

Tourism Giving Greek Property Market a Boost

The robust performance of Greece's tourism sector is giving the country’s property market a much-needed boost, according to German daily Handelsblatt.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

All Inclusive Resorts Account for 2.2% of Greece Total

All inclusive resorts account for 2.2 percent of Greece’s total accommodation units, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

Brexit: UK’s Free Movement with EU to End in March 2019

The free movement of people between the United Kingdom and the European Union will end in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU.
Posted On 31 Jul 2017

Greece Hotels Under Public Revenue Authority Scrutiny

Greece's independent Authority for Public Revenue said it would begin inspections of hotel businesses across the country in efforts to curb tax evasion.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Greek Seamen Suspend Planned Strike at Rafina Port

Greece’s ferry services from the port of Rafina will be conducted normally between August 1 and 3, as Greek Seamen decided to suspend their strike action.

Greece Hospitality Tax to Hamper Small Hotel Upgrades

A new accommodation tax set to take effect next year is expected to put a damper on plans by smaller hotel units to renovate or upgrade.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Hellinikon Plans to Include Six Towers, Metropolitan Park

A 7-billion-euro project to develop Hellinikon, Athens' former airport, will include the construction of six 200-meter-tall buildings.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Culture Ministry to Re-submit Request for Amphipolis Funding

Culture ministry officials will meet next week with Central Macedonia Region and NSRF authorities to discuss funding for the Amphipolis project.
Posted On 28 Jul 2017

Sector Experts Say Big Break for Greek Tourism Now 

A friendlier investment environment and robust tourism earnings are key to ensuring the sector’s best performance ever, SETE says.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Cruise Operators, Passengers Rate Greek Ports

The ports of Chios, Lesvos, Mykonos, Piraeus and Santorini are among the Greek ports leaving behind not so favorable impressions, according to a report.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Potential for Alexandroupolis Port, Tender in the Fall

A tender for the management of Alexandroupolis port in northeastern Greece, is set to be launched in the fall, the port authority announced this week.
Posted On 27 Jul 2017

Kythira Ferry Link on the Back Burner

A ferry link connecting the island of Kythira with Piraeus appears to be on hold after the tender launched by the shipping ministry remained fruitless. 
Posted On 27 Jul 2017