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Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...

Greek Island Authorities Up In Arms Over Proposed End of Special Tax Status

Local authorities of the Region of South Aegean decided over the weekend to take action following reports that the government was planning to axe reduced VAT rates that apply on the Greek islands.

Greek Medieval Town Monemvasia Aims to Attract Tourists from S.E. Europe

Targeting the Balkan and southeast Europe markets, the municipality of Monemvasia made its presence felt at this year’s Philoxenia trade show in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

Greece’s Minoan Lines Posts Profit

Passenger ferry company Minoan Lines announced last week growth with a 5.6 percent increase in turnover for the first nine months of 2014.

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.

Hilton Athens Hails Holiday Season in Style

The Hilton Athens announced its holiday season offerings titled “Add a Little Hilton to Your Holiday” with festive brunches, six- and eight-course gala dinners on the eve of Christmas and New Year’s, and live music and activities for kids.

Novotel Athenes Hosts Art and Surrealism Through “Hallucinations” Art Exhibition

Novotel Athenes, a member of the Accor group, recently inaugurated the photograph and painting exhibition "Hallucinations" of Vivarte art group.

Greek Olive Oil Trade Fair Eleotechnia and Aristion Awards in May

The 7th Eleotechnia expo will be held at the Olympic Fencing Hall (former Hellenikon airport) in Athens on 15-17 May with the country’s leading producers, distributors, retailers, importers, oil-producers and exporters joining forces to share and inform on the latest in the olive...