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Athens Hotels: 2016 Tourism Season was ‘Marginally Positive’

The Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association said that the 2016 tourism season for hotels in the Greek capital was "marginally positive".
Posted On 16 Mar 2017

Θέσεις του Ξενοδοχειακού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος για τις ενοικιάσεις μέσω Airbnb

Σε επιστολή του προς το υπουργείο Οικονομικών το Ξενοδοχειακό Επιμελητήριο Ελλάδος διατυπώνει τις παρατηρήσεις του αναφορικά με τη ρύθμιση για τις βραχυχρόνιες ενοικιάσεις ακινήτων....
Posted On 19 Dec 2016

Bill for Short-term Rentals Goes to Greek Parliament

A bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, resulting from short-term rentals of residential properties, was tabled in parliament.
Posted On 13 Dec 2016

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.
Posted On 12 Dec 2016

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

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

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.

EU Commission Says Sharing Economy OK with ‘Responsible’ Use

In efforts to ensure fair play, competitiveness, consistency and quality, the European Commission said the sharing economy can prove to be an opportunity if “done right”, contributing to jobs and growth if developed in a responsible manner.
Posted On 13 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...

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.

‘Plugged-in’ Millennials Forcing Hotels to Turn ‘Smart’

For millennials - the computer-savvy 20- to 30-somethings - life is all at your fingertips, and with new technology mushrooming at unspeakable speeds, it’s time the hospitality industry take heed, especially of a group that's been predicted to become its biggest customers by 2020.
Posted On 07 Apr 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

Santorini Campaign Hits Leading Travel Websites

The Municipality of Thera recently launched an online advertising campaign on leading travel websites as part of the “Santorini: All year round destination” initiative.
Posted On 17 Dec 2015

Rent a Home Legal in Greece

Greek homeowners can now rent out their houses for temporary use without being required to obtain a special operations label following an amendment made to the law last month abolishing rental terms.
Posted On 30 Nov 2015

Airbnb Athens Bookings Boost Local Economy by 69 million Euros

Hospitality platform Airbnb has boosted the local economy by 69 million euros, supported over 1,000 jobs and is attracting new visitors to Athens, a study released on Wednesday found.
Posted On 23 Apr 2015

Airbnb Short-Term Rentals Legalized In San Francisco, But With Restrictions

Airbnb, the online platform that allows people to rent out an extra room or their entire home to travelers, will become legal in its headquarters in San Francisco.
Posted On 09 Oct 2014

Bloomberg: Hotel-Room Technology Changing The Way You Stay

While tech start-ups like Airbnb provide alternative accommodations in the sharing economy, new technology behind the scenes has completely changed the way hotels fill rooms.
Posted On 08 Sep 2014