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Positive Performance Predicted For Greek Hotels In Q3

Greek resort hotels showed an excellent performance during the second quarter this year with an increase of 12.4 percent in revenue per available room compared to the corresponding quarter of 2010 and resulted to a year-to-date of 11.2 percent, recent figures released by GBR...

Tour Bus Profession Set To Open

The provision of the draft law that regulates the liberalization of the tour bus profession so licenses could be easier obtained was voted in Parliament in early August. To the disappointment of tourism professionals, the opening of the profession was “one-sided” since transfer...

Hotel Chamber Goes On The Air With Tourism Message

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels last month broadcasted a video/message to Greek citizens to raise awareness of the beneficial effects of tourism on the Greek economy and society.

Hoteliers Cautious On Tourism Residential Accommodation

Greek hoteliers consider the tourism residential accommodation a necessary measure but under certain conditions, according to a survey carried out recently by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Main Opposition Party Presents Tourism Manifesto

Main opposition party New Democracy leader Antonis Samaras triggered an angry reaction from the Culture and Tourism Ministry last month when he invited the Greek Government to establish a National Tourism Council among parties, social partners and collective agencies in the...

Deputy Minister Holds Talks With Russian Tour Operators

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis met with seven leading Russian tour operators last month and discussed further actions to boost the upward trend of Russian visits to Greece.

Minister Wants To Abolish Greece-Turkey Visa Restrictions

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos recently spoke about the obstacles posed by the European Union in regards to the abolition of visa restrictions in travel to and from Turkey, during a recent interview to Turkish National TV broadcaster TRT.

Hoteliers Criticize Restaurant VAT Hike

The increase of the VAT for restaurant services in Greek hotels from 13 to 23 percent (a 77 percent hike) would reduce the competitiveness of the country’s tourism product, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said recently in an announcement.

Domestic Tourism Expected To Drop This Year

Domestic tourism is expected to show a reduction of some 20 percent this year as the economic crisis is keeping Greeks home, according to recent estimations of Greek tourism professionals.

January-July Arrivals On The Up

Prior to the three-week taxi strike, Greece saw an increase in international arrivals by 9.95 percent compared to last year, according to data compiled by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) from 13 of Greece’s major airports for the January-July 2011 period.

Greek Cabbies Suspend Strikes, Bookings Canceled

Some 20 percent of bookings to Greece were canceled for the mid August-October period during the three-week strike of Greek taxi owners and drivers, press reports said last month. Tourism professionals stressed the taxi strike cost Greek tourism 250,000-300,000 bookings and...

Το καλοκαίρι φτάνει στο τέλος του…

Το καλοκαίρι φτάνει στο τέλος του και όλοι, όσοι κατάφεραν να περάσουν λίγες μέρες ξεκούρασης και ανεμελιάς, ετοιμάζονται να επιστρέψουν στις εστίες τους νιώθοντας ανησυχία και ανασφάλεια για το ραντεβού του Σεπτέμβρη. Οι επαγγελματίες του τουρισμού από την άλλη, μετά από...