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Greece Called to Apply EU Rules for Passengers Traveling by Sea

The European Commission has requested for Greece to fully apply European Union rules on the rights of passengers traveling by sea in the EU.
Posted On 13 Jul 2017

New EU Travel System Causes Concerns About Fundamental Rights

The EU Agency for Fundamental Rights has expressed concerns regarding the creation of a European Travel Information and Authorisation System.
Posted On 11 Jul 2017

E-device Ban on US-Bound Flights Easing Off

A US ban prohibiting any electronic devices larger than a smartphone on inbound flights from 10 Middle East and North Africa airports appears to be easing off.

Trump Ban Curbs Travel from Six Countries

Donald Trump’s travel ban brings stringent entry checks to nationals from Iran, Libya, Syria, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen, as well as to all refugees.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Gov’t to Reconsider ‘Stayover Tax’ Before 2018

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) has requested for the government to more closely examine the impact a new levy will have on Greek accommodation.
Posted On 29 Jun 2017

UK Holiday Scamsters Could Face Jail, Foreign Office Adds Greece to List

The UK’s Foreign Office added Greece to destinations frequented by UK travelers, where there has been an increase in false holiday sickness claims.

EC Slaps Google with €2.42bn Fine for Breaching EU Antitrust Rules

Internet search engine Google has been slapped with a record 2.42 billion euro fine by EU antitrust regulators for abusing its market dominance.

Trump Travel Ban Set to Take Effect

The US Supreme Court has lifted a block on an executive order banning nationals from six Muslim countries from entering the US for a 90-day period over the summer.

‘International Day for MSMEs’ to Be Celebrated on June 27

The International Day for Micro-, Small- and Medium-Sized Enterprises (MSMEs) will be celebrated on June 27, as designated by the United Nations General Assembly.

UNWTO Condemns US Travel Restrictions on Cuba

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) expressed its firm resentment over the decision by the United States Administration to restore travel restrictions with Cuba.

WTTC: Trump Statement to ‘Enforce the Ban on Tourism’ is a Retrograde Step for the Cuban People

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said that it is disappointed with President Trump’s plan to reverse key elements of the trading relationship between the US and Cuba.
Posted On 16 Jun 2017

Greece’s Deal with Creditors Puts Tourism, Business Sectors at Ease

Greek tourism professionals hope that the deal reached between Greece and its lenders will lift the lingering uncertainty and allow tourism to grow.

Greece Shoreline Use to Be Auctioned Off

The right to use the shoreline, which includes the placement of tables, umbrellas and recliners will be granted via e-auction, the economy ministry announced.

EC Takes Action for Open and Connected Aviation Markets

In efforts to safeguard competition, facilitate investments and boost efficiency in aviation, the European Commission has announced new measures as part of its Aviation Strategy for Europe.

Roaming Charges End Across EU on June 15: Frequently Asked Questions

Mobile roaming charges in the European Union will be lifted from June 15 and travelers will be able to "roam like at home" in all 28 countries of the EU.
Posted On 14 Jun 2017

Popular Greece Tourist Spots on Taxman’s Agenda

Businesses, including beach bars, cafes, restaurants, hotels and entertainment venues at popular Greek destinations have come under the scrutiny of tax officials.

Trump Visa Policy Making Travel to US Harder

Travel to the U.S. got harder after the Trump administration approved harsher visa requirements, including being required to give social media handles and email addresses.

EU-China Trade Deal to Include Six Greek PDO Products

Six Greek products, including ouzo and feta cheese, are on a PDO list which will form part of a bilateral trade agreement between the EU and China.

Plastic Bags to Cost ¢8 as Greece Readies to Apply EU Environment Rules

Consumers in Greece will be required as of January 1, 2018 to pay 8 cents per plastic bag as the country prepares to harmonize its relevant law with EU guidelines.

Greek Tourism Legislation Now Codified, Soon Available Online

All laws and rules involving the Greek tourism sector, dating back to over 100 years, have been brought together and codified.
Posted On 29 May 2017