The total number of hotel units in Attica dropped by three percent, down from 669 in 2005 to 649 in 2016, due to the crisis in the hotel business, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.
Greece’s hospitality industry is seeing all the more 5-star hotels at major destinations across the country, offering visitors high quality services and at the same time attracting higher income travelers.
Since the launch of the "Greek Breakfast" initiative in 2010, a total of 800 hoteliers across Greece have incorporated local products into their morning offerings, upgrading their quality, promoting local gastronomic traditions and paving the way for financial benefits for local...
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) has entered partnerships with the Attica region, Marketing Greece and the Beijing International Bloom Travel Service Corp for the inclusion of its e-tourist guide Trip2Athens in their online platforms.
In efforts to deal with a growing sharing economy and lost taxes to the tune of 250 million euros annually, the Greek government is expected to table a draft law which foresees a 90-day limit on short-term rentals in the city and 60-day cap for the islands.
In efforts to tackle illegitimate home rentals, stem the practice which appears to be taking a bite out of the accommodation business and bring in much-needed cash to state coffers, the Greek finance ministry is considering taxing short-term leases by 5 percent.
All the more cash-strapped Greeks are renting out their properties to tourists in efforts to make ends meet while taking advantage of a vague legal framework, according to a survey by Danos Real Estate, Consulting & Valuation.
In efforts to ensure fair play, Greek finance ministry officials are examining measures to tackle a growing shadow hospitality sector resulting from unregistered short-term rentals which cost the economy some 250 million euros annually in lost taxes.
As part of its ongoing strategy to better promote Athens and Attica, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) entered a deal this week with the Foreign Ministry to include e-tourism platform Trip2Athens under the umbrella of the ministry’s economic diplomacy program Agora.
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association have joined other trade bodies against a decision to re-install the Organization Against Drugs (OKANA) headquarters in the center of the Greek capital.
The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has launched a new electronic tourism guide for Athens and Attica named "trip2athens" that focuses on online booking, organizing travel and boosting business partnerships within the tourism industry of the Greek capital.