Professionals in the Greek accommodation sector have expressed concern over the decision to open up the tourist rental market to include homes and villas and do away with a 30-day time restriction, saying it creates conditions of “unfair competition” and will inevitably lead to...
The extension of a yearly luxury tax to all recreational boats over 5m and a tax increase from 10 percent to 13 percent are bound to take a bite out of Greece’s traditional boatmaking industry, which has already seen the number of boat registrations dwindle, according to its...
The Greek tourism sector is calling on all professionals to remain collected and optimistic as they look for ways to save the season, following a week of closed banks, negative media coverage and a referendum calling for no more stringent austerity measures imposed from abroad.
Arrivals to Greece are proceeding smoothly, with few cancellations, but new bookings have not been entered in hotel booking systems so far, the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, told Greek SKAI TV on Monday night.
The representatives of Greece's social partners (employers and trade union associations) have requested an urgent meeting with Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras today to present their positions and proposals in regards to the recent developments in the country.
The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has called on all involved in tourism to stay alert and use their experience and maturity and do all they can for the Greek tourism industry to continue to run smoothly.
"We still can not comprehend the reasons why the lenders insist on imposing an uncompetitive VAT rate on the Greek tourism product and we ask: Who stands to win from that?", the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in an announcement on Tuesday.