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Greece Preparing E-platform for Short-term Accommodation Rentals

Airbnb-style hosts in Greece will be required to register their properties on e-platform to take effect in immediate future or face steep fines.

Central Athens Neighborhoods Top Airbnb Choice

The historic center of Athens and surrounding districts are the areas with the highest concentration of apartments being leased out short term.

Greece’s Public Revenue Authority to Decide on Short-Term Rentals

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue is to decide on a series of details with regard to a December 2016 law regulating short-term rentals.

Greek Hotels Losing Millions from the ‘Sharing Economy’

The direct impact of the so-called sharing economy on the Greek hotel industry has been estimated at 525 million euros a year in lost lodging revenue.
Posted On 19 Sep 2017

‘Sweet Summer’ for Airbnb, Emerging as Top Choice for Tourists

All the more travelers are opting for short stay accommodation in private homes, according to data released recently by hospitality platform Airbnb.

Greek Hotel Chamber Chief: Quality Key to Robust Tourism Growth

Robust growth of the tourism sector can only be achieved by investing in quality, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) president George Tsakiris.
Posted On 01 Sep 2017

SETKE: June Bookings Down for Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities

Small tourism accommodation facilities in Greece recorded a decline in bookings and overnight stays for the month of June.

More Austerity for the Greeks: Parliament Approves Reforms

A highly debated bill was passed in Greek parliament, which includes stringent austerity measures, such as pension cuts and a lower income tax threshold.

Draft Law Aiming to Tax Airbnb-style Rentals in Greece

A bill to be voted on in Greek parliament is set to impose a 15-45 percent tax on annual income, earned from the short-term lease of property for tourism purposes.

Greek Accommodation Body SETKE Wary of Sharing Economy

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) is calling on the government to reconsider plans to liberalize short-term tourist rentals.

Greece’s Short-term Rentals Bill Raises Professional Concerns

Hospitality professionals in Greece have expressed their concerns over an adjusted bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in the country.

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.