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Closed Athens Ledra Hotel Going Up for Auction

The central Athens Ledra Hotel is poised to go on the auction block next month, following its shutdown in late May due to financial difficulties.
Posted On 08 Jun 2016

Study: Number, Size of Greek Hotels on the Rise

Hotels are popping up in Greece with their dynamic marking a 52 percent increase between 1990 and 2015, according to research results announced by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) in Athens recently.
Posted On 02 Jun 2016

ITEP: Greece May See Increase in Tourist Arrivals this Year, but Not in All Destinations

Greece may see an increase in international tourist arrivals this year, though with mixed results across individual destinations, according to the annual study of the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) that was presented to journalists on Wednesday.
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

What’s Up with the Sharing Economy? Commission to Decide

If there ever was a practice causing commotion in the travel industry then “sharing economy” is it. Now, the future of the business that has brought hospitality sector professionals to the brink will be decided on June 2, when the European Commission releases its suggestions for...

Athens Ledra Hotel Announces Closure

ASTY S.A., the owning company of the central Athens Ledra Hotel, announced the closure of the 314-room establishment, as of Tuesday, May 31.
Posted On 31 May 2016

TripAdvisor Changes Rating System to Ensure Quantity, Consistency

In efforts to improve the accuracy of ratings and the overall online experience, TripAdvisor, one of the world’s largest user-generated travel sites, announced the change of its Popularity Ranking algorithm.
Posted On 23 May 2016

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Ring Alarm Bells over Imminent Taxes

Thessaloniki’s hoteliers are sending signals of distress over plans by the government to increase taxes or introduce new levies on areas affecting the hospitality sector, saying this will inevitably lead to unsustainable fiscal burdens.

Extra Tax Measure Sparks Reaction in Greek Hotel Industry

Greece’s hoteliers are up in arms over a new indirect tax that is part of the structural reforms required as part of the country’s debt deal with its lenders.
Posted On 19 May 2016

Athens Hotels See No Rise in Q1 Occupancy Levels, Urge Crackdown on Unlicensed Accommodation

Hotels in Athens saw no increase in occupancy in the first quarter of the year despite a growth of 6.1 percent in arrivals to the Greek capital during the same period, the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said on Thursday.
Posted On 19 May 2016

Corfu Hoteliers Event Explores Challenges to Hospitality Sector

The challenges of the hospitality sector took center stage during a meeting of the Corfu Hotels Association on Tuesday, which also revealed the findings of a recent Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) report for the Ionian Islands.
Posted On 18 May 2016

Greek Hotel Industry Up Against Slow Bookings, Overtaxation and ‘Underground Economy’ this Year

This year has become a challenging time for the Greek hotel industry with many diverse challenges being thrown its way such as lagging bookings, overtaxation and the "underground economy" created by short-term home rentals, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.
Posted On 11 May 2016

Santorini Sets Up Destination Management Body to Ensure Viability

Not resting on their laurels, Santorini authorities are putting their money where their mouth is and taking more actions to boost tourism to the world renowned Cycladic island with the establishment of its very own Destination Management Organization (DMO), presented last week at...

Hotel Chamber Calls for Greek PM’s Intervention Over Rumored New Tax on Accommodation

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Yiorgos Tsakiris has sought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' intervention to prevent the rumored new tax on hotel accommodation per night from becoming a reality.
Posted On 09 May 2016

More Tourists Coming to Greece but Fewer Staying at Hotels

Greece may be showing impressively growing numbers of incoming tourists but Greek hotels don’t seem to be the ones cashing in on the good news, according to the latest report released by Gbr Consulting for the first quarter of the year.

Sabre: Consumer Mega-Trends Impacting Hospitality in 2016

Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel industry, recently released its latest research study which examines today’s emerging trends to reveal what travelers will want tomorrow.
Posted On 28 Apr 2016

Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotels Team Up with ‘We do local’ Initiative

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association recently joined forces with the "We do local” initiative in an aim to upgrade the quality of the Greek capital's tourism product.
Posted On 04 Apr 2016

Athens Hotel Occupancy Rates Waning

Athens hotels have been seeing the numbers of their clientele drop since last fall through to February this year, according to the Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Posted On 31 Mar 2016

Sharing Economy, Taxation Taking a Bite Out of Greek Tourism

Overtaxation and the sharing economy are taking a toll on small tourist enterprises with many going under, the president of the Confederation of Greek Entrepreneurs for Tourism Lodges (SETKE), Konstantinos Brentanos, recently said.
Posted On 29 Mar 2016

Greece: How to Rent Out your Flat on Airbnb

Those interested in renting out their properties, homes or flats in Greece on Airbnb must meet requirements as set out by the economy, finance and tourism ministries.
Posted On 22 Mar 2016

ITB: Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cautiously Optimistic about 2016 Tourism Season

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association predicts an increase in last minute bookings to Greece this season but expresses concern regarding the impact of the refugee crisis on the destination.
Posted On 17 Mar 2016