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SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

Greek Holiday Cheer at the Christmas Factory in Central Athens

Santa Claus and his helpers are coming to town to set up shop at Athens’ upbeat Gazi district with a Christmas celebration fit for children and adults through to 6 December.

Pottery, Coins Found at Greece’s Amphipolis Dig, Signs of Ancient Crane

Progress made on the excavations at Amphipolis and particularly at the Kasta Hill site -- the first official announcement on this tomb since August 10 -- was presented at a press conference on Saturday at the Greek Culture Ministry.

Construction of Corfu Waterway Gets Green Light

Environment minister Ioannis Maniatis recently approved the terms that will pave the way for the construction of the first waterway in Greece on the Ionian island of Corfu.

Ukraine International Airlines Announces 2015 Service To Thessaloniki, Greece

Ukraine International Airlines will launch direct flights between Boryspil International Airport and Thessaloniki International Airport in Greece during summer 2015.

Greece’s ANEK Lines Joins LNG Program for Cleaner Aegean

ANEK Lines and the Region of South Aegean have been approved for participation in the Archipelago-LNG program for the use and supply of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) in Greek waters.

Amadeus Unveils Solution Allowing Airlines to Better Manage Delayed and Cancelled Flights

Amadeus recently unveiled the first mobile solution for handling flight disruptions based on personalized and intelligent re-accommodation options, in order to better manage the age-old problem of delayed and cancelled flights.

Small Luxury Hotels of the World named Best Worldwide Luxury Hotel Brand

The UK public placed over one million votes and named Small Luxury Hotels of the World (SLH) the Best Worldwide Luxury Hotel Brand and Best UK Luxury Hotel Brand at the British Travel Awards.

Dubai Launches Million Dollar Tourism Campaign with Emirates Airline

Emirates Airline and Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (DTCM) recently launched a new global campaign that celebrates different facets of Dubai.