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Airbnb vs New York City: Let the Battle Begin

Airbnb and the City of New York will meet in court following NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent approval of a law impacting online home rental companies like Airbnb. In response, the short-term rental company sued the city, its mayor and the state attorney general.
Posted On 26 Oct 2016

Greeks Renting Out Homes Short-term the Latest Fad

All the more cash-strapped Greeks are renting out their properties to tourists in efforts to make ends meet while taking advantage of a vague legal framework, according to a survey by Danos Real Estate, Consulting & Valuation.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

Attica Hotel Employees Up in Arms Over Insurance Cuts

Α meeting between Attica’s hotel and tourism employees and Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura on Wednesday ended in a deadlock after the unionists demanded the government scrap a decision which will cut into their insurance savings, they said.

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros Now Serve ‘Greek Breakfast’

Hotels on Amorgos and Syros will now include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus as the two Cycladic islands recently became the latest destinations to join the “Greek Breakfast” program, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 27 Sep 2016

Greek Gov’t to Clamp Down on Unregistered Short-term Rentals

In efforts to ensure fair play, Greek finance ministry officials are examining measures to tackle a growing shadow hospitality sector resulting from unregistered short-term rentals which cost the economy some 250 million euros annually in lost taxes.

GTP Gets the Grand Tour of Athens’ New Gem: The Electra Metropolis

The brand new Electra Metropolis, the fifth hotel of Electra Hotels & Resorts, has opened its doors in the building which up until 2004 housed the Education Ministry on Mitropoleos Street in the heart of Athens.
Posted On 16 Sep 2016

Chain-brand Hotels on the Rise in Greece

Greece is attracting the interest of major chains for the construction of new hotels and the investment in new accommodation enterprises.
Posted On 06 Sep 2016

Summer Blow to Greece’s Small Hospitality Businesses, Viability at Risk

Small accommodation businesses active in tourism have taken a blow this year, recording decreased arrivals and overnight stays as well as diminishing revenue, according to the Confederation of Entrepreneurs of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETKE).

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.
Posted On 18 Aug 2016

Greek Property Owners Prefer Tourists to Tenants

At the prospect of making an added 50 or 60 euros a day, Greek property owners are preferring to lease to tourists instead of long-term tenants as more and more are joining sharing economy platforms.
Posted On 02 Aug 2016

Greek Hotels See High Level Of Guest Satisfaction In June

Hotels in Greece are keeping their customers very satisfied as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for June 2016 compared to the corresponding index for the country's rival destinations.
Posted On 02 Aug 2016

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

Costa Navarino Boosts Greek Economy by €1bn, Study Says

Luxury tourism resort Costa Navarino in Messinia, southwest Peloponnese, is reported to have thus far injected some 1 billion euros into the Greek economy, according to a survey presented today by Greek daily Kathimerini.

Evia Island Sees French Tourist Numbers Dwindle

Tourism traffic from France to the Greek island of Evia appears to be on a downward trend with hundreds of bookings up in the air following the recent close of two of the island’s major hotel units.

Aldemar Resorts: Where Astronauts Vacation While in Greece

It’s no secret that Aldemar Resorts on the island of Crete are where celebrities chose to spend their moments of respite. And this year could be no different with Russia’s renowned cosmonaut Yuri Malenchenko returning to the five-star Aldemar Royal Mare Luxury & Thalasso Resort...

ICAP: Greece Tourism Growth Boosts Hospitality Sector

Greece’s hospitality sector is seeing a boost in revenues thanks to an ongoing upward trend in tourism, a recent ICAP sector study reveals.

UNWTO and Partners Launch e-toolkit to Lower Energy Use in Hotels

The United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and its partners in the Nearly Zero Energy Hotels (neZEH) initiative have launched a new tool aimed at lowering energy use in hotels.
Posted On 13 Jul 2016

Occupancy Down Across Athens Hotels for January-June, Hoteliers Express Concern

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association expressed concern on Tuesday after presenting data showing that the performance at hotels in the Greek capital took a tumble in the first half of the year.
Posted On 12 Jul 2016

Greek Hotels Obliged to Display Special Information Card for Guests

All hoteliers in Greece are obliged to prominently display a special "customer information card" in their hotels for guests to see, according to new legislation.
Posted On 11 Jul 2016

Greece’s New Hotel Tax to Come Into Effect in 2018

The General Secretariat of Public Revenue on Thursday issued a circular that includes details on how a new levy will be charged to Greek accommodation units.
Posted On 30 Jun 2016