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Greek Hoteliers Say Short-term Rental Law Null

Greek hoteliers expressed their doubts over whether a new law can control Airbnb-like operations and curb illegal activity.

Greece Moves Ahead with Rules for Airbnb-type Rentals

The rules property owners in Greece need to follow in order to legally rent out their homes or apartments for the short-term were officially made public.

Kountoura Pledges Support for Tourism SMEs at SETKE Congress

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her support for tourism SMEs, which form the “backbone of Greek tourism”.

Greek Hoteliers Must Cope with Sharing Economy, Millennials, New Technologies

Three parameters are triggering radical changes in the hotel industry, according to the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece to Face Hefty Fines for Failure to Enroll in Registry

Hosts in Greece leasing out their properties through sharing economy platforms are now required by law to enroll in an electronic registry.

Morgan Stanley Says Airbnb Momentum in US, Europe Slowing Down

Airbnb’s penetration rate in Europe and the US appears to be slowing down, according to Morgan Stanley’s annual AlphaWise survey.

‘1st International Hospitality Forum’ in Athens to Focus on Latest Trends

The 1st International Hospitality Forum in Athens will explore the new environment that will be shaped in the future for hotels and hospitality services.

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.

‘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.

Too Many Tourists Causing Disruption, Europeans Getting Fed Up

Residents at cities across Europe are telling tourists to go home after the massive inflows of travelers are making life a burden at many destinations.

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.

Hotels vs Airbnb Rentals: How to Compete in a New Accommodation Economy

Airbnb-style rentals have been taking a big bite out of hotel industry earnings but the game is not over yet, says a luxury accommodation professional.

Interview – Amadeus VP for NECSE Region Gives Outlook for 2017, Talks Key Trends and Greek Market

Amadeus is celebrating its 30th year of business and VP NECSE Region Joost Schuring talks to GTP on the company's milestones, the Greek market and lists a number of key trends taking center stage in travel in 2017.

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.

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.

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.

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.

World Travel Monitor: Sharing Accommodation Still Niche Player in Europe

Sharing accommodation is still a niche player in Europe, accounting for only three percent of the hospitality market share, according to the World Travel Monitor.

Eurocities Awards: Athens’ Citizens Platform ‘SynAthina’ Wins for Innovation

SynAthina, Athens' public platform for engaging citizens, was honored with the award for innovation in this year's Eurocities awards on the theme of the sharing economy.
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