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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.

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.
Posted On 11 Oct 2017

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

Garbage Strike is Defaming Greece, Tourism Minister Kountoura Says

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has called for the garbage strike in Greece to end as it is "hurting tourism and defaming the country".
Posted On 27 Jun 2017

Greek Hotels Constantly on the Upgrade, Study says

Hotels in Greece are constantly being upgraded, according to the annual study of the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
Posted On 24 May 2017

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Launches New Classification System

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels announced a new classification procedure for accommodation in Greece and invites professionals to apply for certification.
Posted On 24 May 2017

Greek Hoteliers Discuss Challenges at 6th General Assembly

Greek hoteliers discussed the challenges of the industry during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' 6th general assembly on Friday.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

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

‘Greek Breakfast’ Currently Served in 800 Hotels in Greece

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...
Posted On 07 Dec 2016

Greek Hotel Chamber, Foreign Ministry Join Forces via Tourism Tool Trip2Athens

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.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Presents New e-Tourism Guide for Athens

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.
Posted On 19 Jul 2016

ITEP: Greece May See Increase in Tourist Arrivals this Year, but Not in All Destinations

Greece may see an increase in international tourist arrivals this year, though with mixed results across individual destinations, according to the annual study of the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) that was presented to journalists on Wednesday.
Posted On 01 Jun 2016

Hotel Chamber Calls for Greek PM’s Intervention Over Rumored New Tax on Accommodation

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Yiorgos Tsakiris has sought Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' intervention to prevent the rumored new tax on hotel accommodation per night from becoming a reality.
Posted On 09 May 2016

Hotel Chamber Presents e-Tourism Initiative to Boost Sector, Enhance Visitor Experience in Athens

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday presented a new e-tourism initiative aimed to improve tourism sector growth and the visitor experience in Athens by encompassing all touch points from planning stage through to memory sharing.
Posted On 04 Dec 2015

The ‘Sharing Economy’ in Tourism Deprives Greece of Millions of Euros

The Greek economy misses out on taxes adding up to 350 million euros per year due to the operation of illegal tourism accommodation, according to a study presented on Thursday by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
Posted On 08 Oct 2015

Greek Police, Hotels Chamber Team Up, Tune in to Tourists’ Needs

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Citizen Protection Ministry have joined forces to set up a tourist information center in central Athens, in efforts to provide visitors assistance and deal with problems arising during their stay in the Greek capital.
Posted On 27 Jul 2015

Hotel Chamber Lists Challenges in Greek Hospitality Sector

Despite last year's excellent tourism season, Greek hoteliers still face a bevy of challenges that are impeding performance, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, informed during the chamber's fourth general assembly held today at the Metropolitan...
Posted On 06 Feb 2015

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels to hold 4th General Assembly on Feb. 6

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will hold its 4th General Assembly on February 6 at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center during the 10th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA.
Posted On 16 Jan 2015

Greece’s Hotel Chamber to Evolve into a Tourism Chamber

The decision of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH) to broaden its membership by including Greek travel agents paves the way for the evolution towards it becoming a Tourism Chamber.
Posted On 09 Dec 2014

Seasonality In Tourism Demand Puts A Strain On Hotel Industry In Greece

Greece's seasonality causes a major disadvantage to the country's regional hotels and measures must be taken to lengthen the tourism season, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
Posted On 14 Oct 2014