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Hotels May Be Exempt From New Property Tax

Hotels and lodges may be off the hook in regards to a new property tax introduced to the Greek society last month by Economy Minister Evangelos Venizelos. According to reports, the government expects to draw three billion euros from the new tax, which will be charged on and...

Restaurant VAT Hike Causes Stir

“The increase of the VAT on food catering services will not affect the taxation of all-inclusive tourism packages sold abroad,” Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said during a press conference in late August. The Greek Government received criticism from restaurant owners and...

Tourism Arrivals/Revenue Up, Travel Agency Revenue Down

The recent data released by the Greek Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) seems in complete contrast with statements and figures that refer to this year’s increases in the Greek tourism sector, according to the Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET).

Minister On Future Plans For Tourism

“The Culture and Tourism Ministry is currently examining how to promote Greece as an all year round tourism destination,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos told the Financial Times Deutschland last month.

UNWTO Optimistic On Greek Tourism

“Greece has returned. Greece is making a dynamic comeback and we can confirm this," UNWTO Secretary General Taleb Rifai said while citing official data during the first International Congress on Ethics and Tourism that took place in Madrid, Spain, 15-16 September.

Record Foreign Arrivals Expected In Greece This Year

Foreign arrivals to Greece this year are expected to reach, if not surpass, some 16.5 million, the president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, informed Prime Minister George Papandreou during a meeting held in late August. So far,...

Διασκεδάζοντας με τους αριθμούς

Σε αυτό το τεύχος μπορεί κάποιος να διασκεδάσει με τους αριθμούς. Ο τουρισμός στη χώρα μας συνεισφέρει περί τα 27 δισεκατομμύρια ευρώ στο ΑΕΠ (στοιχεία του 2010), ήτοι 15% του ΑΕΠ, με προοπτική το ποσοστό αυτό, εφόσον γίνουν οι ανάλογες μεταρρυθμίσεις και αλλαγές, να αυξηθεί στα...