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Travelife and ‘We do local’ Launch New Collaboration

"Travelife for Hotels & Accommodations" recently signed an agreement with the Greek "We do local" certificate, committing to closer partnership. The two certification schemes recognize the achievements of tourism businesses committed to working in a sustainable way by supporting...
Posted On 10 Mar 2016

Greece Hotel Units in the Red

Greek hotel owners seem to be unable to pay back the loans they've taken out, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) deputy governor Theodore Mitrakos. Out of a total of 7.6 billion euros in loans granted to tourist accommodations, approximately half (49.8 percent) have been recorded...
Posted On 02 Mar 2016

PwC: Greek Hotels Up for Sale but No Signs of Interest

The Greek hospitality investment market seems to be in hibernation with at least 225 hotels currently on offer but no signs of interest from potential buyers, a PwC report found.
Posted On 01 Mar 2016

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

Hotels Chamber Head Reluctant to Make Projections for Future

Urging a united front on all issues involving the sector, the head of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) George Tsakiris made it clear that “tourism is an affair that affects us all” during the chamber’s 5th general assembly held recently at Athens’ Metropolitan Expo center.
Posted On 12 Feb 2016

Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
Posted On 09 Feb 2016

Green Key Opens Door to Greece’s F&B Sector

The Hellenic Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF) has teamed up with the Chefs Club of Greece to include the country's food and beverages (F&B) sector in Green Key initiatives.
Posted On 09 Feb 2016

Athens Center to Welcome New Hotels this Year

A number of city hotels are set to open their doors in the center of Athens this year, giving visitors to the Greek capital an even wider choice of exclusive accommodation.
Posted On 08 Feb 2016

Study: South Aegean Region Sees Mushrooming of 5-star Hotels During 2000-2015

The South Aegean Region has witnessed the development of five-star hotels increase by some 15 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a study on the characteristics of hotels in Greece conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
Posted On 03 Feb 2016

Greek Hotel Chamber to Address Pressing Issues at 5th General Assembly

Pressing challenges that concern Greek hoteliers and new trends in the international hotel scene will be presented and discussed at the 5th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday, February 12, during the 11th HORECA at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center.
Posted On 02 Feb 2016

Hotels in Metsovo Top Trivago’s Best in Greece List

The mountain village of Metsovo in northern Greece has topped holiday booking site trivago.gr's Reputation Ranking of 25 Greek destinations with the best hotels.

Oaktree Joins Greece’s Sani – Ikos Venture

LA-based assets management firm Oaktree has joined Sani SA and Ikos SA, both running luxury hotel units in the Halkidiki peninsula, forming a new venture in tourism which aims to expand both brands individually and invest in related projects across Greece.

Greek Private Island Among CNT’s Top 22

A privately-owned Greek island has been selected among the world’s top 22 by Conde Nast Traveler (CNT) for those elite vacationers who seek “utter seclusion and perfect peace, in a location off-limits to everyone”.

Greek Hotel Chamber Joins European Campaign that Invites Travellers to ‘Book Direct’

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels is representing the Greek hotel industry in the new European campaign "Book Direct", which aims to raise awareness among guests, hoteliers and restaurateurs across Europe on the possibility of booking direct.
Posted On 16 Dec 2015

Athens: Hotel Occupancy Rates Decline Despite Rising Visitor Arrivals

Hotels in Athens suffered the effects of falling demand during the three-month period of September-November despite a rise in visitors to the Greek capital, according to the Athens-Attica and Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Posted On 08 Dec 2015

Hotel Chamber Presents e-Tourism Initiative to Boost Sector, Enhance Visitor Experience in Athens

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday presented a new e-tourism initiative aimed to improve tourism sector growth and the visitor experience in Athens by encompassing all touch points from planning stage through to memory sharing.
Posted On 04 Dec 2015

AthensWas Hotel Offers Hospitality in True Style

It’s all about luxury, style and romance at the newly opened AthenWas Hotel, minutes away from Athens’ major attractions, including the Parthenon, the ancient Irodion Theatre and the Acropolis Museum.
Posted On 02 Dec 2015

Greece Hoteliers Table their Troubles at Philoxenia

The heads of the country’s hotelier associations met in Thessaloniki, last week, to discuss crucial issues affecting the sector including the need to restore the VAT rates to competitive levels, reduce taxation, boost domestic tourism and deal with the refugee crisis.
Posted On 17 Nov 2015

Pieria Hoteliers Team Up to Discuss Quality vs Illegal Board

A total of 228 hoteliers from the Pieria prefecture met on Thursday, during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) 2nd workshop in the town of Katerini, central Macedonia, to discuss the procedure and legal framework of the new classification system.
Posted On 13 Nov 2015

Greek Hoteliers’ Rhodes Meet Raises VAT, Unfair Play Issues

The increase in value-added tax (VAT) and the unfair competition resulting from the operation of illegal accommodation units topped the agenda of a Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) meeting recently, which brought together more than 160 hoteliers and accommodation professionals to...
Posted On 29 Oct 2015