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Greek PM Suspends VAT Hike on Northern Aegean Islands

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has announced that the planned value-added tax (VAT) increase on islands of the northern and eastern Aegean will be suspended.

Athens’ Christmas Lights Switch On: Friday, December 9

The countdown to celebrating the festive season in Athens has begun, with the Christmas lights switch on scheduled for Friday, December 9, at 7pm.

Greek Tourism Minister Expecting 2016 to Beat All Forecasts

Careful planning and a comprehensive national strategy are behind the tourism sector’s positive performance, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told parliament on Wednesday, adding that she expects 2016 to beat all forecasts.

World Travel Monitor: Sharing Accommodation Still Niche Player in Europe

Sharing accommodation is still a niche player in Europe, accounting for only three percent of the hospitality market share, according to the World Travel Monitor.

C. Macedonia Region’s ‘Path of Apostle Paul’ Project to Get EU Funding

In efforts to attract religious-pilgrimage tourism, the Central Macedonia Region will promote its “Path of Apostle Paul” project through participation in the EU’s Cultural Routes as Investment for Growth and Jobs (Cult-RInG) program.

Commission Set to Change VAT Rules for Cross-border E-Commerce

The European Commission recently published a legislative proposal to modernize VAT rules for cross-border e-commerce.

Volos’ Aegli Hotel in Full Operation from Christmas 2016

The historic Aegli Hotel in Volos is making the finishing touches to its modern renovation and will be in full operation just in time for the holiday season.

Hotel Grande Bretagne Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Hotel Grande Bretagne officially kicked off the holiday season on Monday, December 5, with the ceremonial lighting of its Christmas tree in the lobby.

Thessaloniki Ushers in Xmas Season with ‘Asterocosmos’

Thessaloniki is ready for Christmas and its annual "Asterocosmos" awaits visitors to celebrate all season long starting with the official launch on Saturday, December 10, featuring popular band Vegas at the TIF-Helexpo center.

Air France to Increase Capacity on Paris – Cape Town Route

To meet the strong market demand, Air France will serve Cape Town throughout the summer 2017 season from Paris-Charles de Gaulle with three weekly flights operated by Airbus A330 and Boeing 777, equipped with the latest travel cabins in Business, Premium Economy and Economy.