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Greece’s New ‘Stayover Tax’ to Be Charged to Hotel Guests

The new stayover tax, which will be imposed on Greek hotels as of January 1, 2018, will be charged to guests and will not be subject to VAT.

Greece Sees Growth in Int’l Tourist Arrivals, Reduction in Seasonality

The increase in tourist arrivals at Greece's regional airports during months out of the peak season, shows a reduction of the country's seasonal character.

2017 was Safest Year in Aviation History, Says Report

The year 2017 turned out to be the safest ever for commercial aviation, according to a report released by the Aviation Safety Network (ASN).

‘Cultural Route of Epirus’ to Launch in October 2018

The Cultural Route of Epirus, a project that aims to promote the area’s ancient theaters, is expected to officially launch in October 2018.

Registrations for 2nd Messinia Pro-Am Continue Until January 19

Registrations for the 2nd Messinia Pro-Am international golf tournament, to take place at Costa Navarino in Messinia, will continue until January 19, 2018.

Tender Launched for 3-5 Pigadia Ski Center in Central Macedonia

A tender for the 30-year concession of the 3-5 Pigadia, one of the most modern ski centers in Greece, was recently launched.

Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Greece's 14 Fraport-run regional airports have received EASA certificates, which confirm the high level of safety in infrastructure and operational processes.

Florina’s Lehovo Region to Get Hiking Trail Network

The town of Lehovo in Florina, northwestern Macedonia, will get its own hiking path network aiming to highlight the region’s cultural and natural wealth.

Greek Islands to Promote Sea Activities at ‘boot Düsseldorf’ 2018 Fair

The sea activities one can enjoy while vacationing on the islands of the South Aegean will be presented at the boot Düsseldorf 2018 fair in Germany.

New Healing Hotel ‘Euphoria Retreat’ to Open in Mystras

The Healing Hotels of the World group will cooperate with Greek entrepreneur Marina Efraimoglou for the opening of a wellness and healing retreat in Greece.

Strada Marina on Zakynthos Honored with ‘Green Key’ Environmental Award

The Strada Marina Hotel on Zakynthos was honored with the "Green Key" international environmental award for promoting sustainable business practices in the hospitality sector.

Envisol Introduces ‘MicroSan’ Green Product Line to Greek Hospitality Market

Envisol is introducing its new product line "MicroSan" - a world-class line up of natural, biodegradable kitchen cleaning and maintenance products - to the Greek hospitality market.

Greek Hoteliers Unclear About New ‘Stayover Tax’

Greek hoteliers are unclear regarding the details surrounding the new "stayover tax", expected to take effect as of January 1, 2018.

Athens to Ring in New Year at Thissio

The Municipality of Athens will usher in 2018 at the Thissio pedestrian walkway with the Acropolis as a backdrop and plenty of music and happenings on New Year’s Eve.

Acropolis Museum Ready to Go Digital After EU Funding

Thanks to EU funding from the NSRF 2014-2020 program, the Acropolis Museum will soon be setting a 1.7-million-euro digital project into action.

Athens Gate Hotel Honored as a ‘Treasure of Greek Tourism’ for 2017

The Athens Gate Hotel was honored for its healthy growth, during the “Treasures of Greek Tourism 2017” awards by New Times Publishing.

Stronger Economy in Source Markets to Boost Greece-bound Tourism

Stronger international growth is expected to boost tourism to Greece in the coming year, according to research by the Institute SETE (INSETE).

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

ABTA: Responsible Tourism to Take Center Stage in 2018

Increased awareness of responsible tourism and value for money are set to shape 2018 holiday choices, according to the ABTA Travel Trends 2018 report.

Crete Travel Agencies Call for Actions Ahead of New Year

The Western Crete Travel Agencies Association is calling on all stakeholders in tourism to focus on addressing pending issues in view of the new year and the forthcoming tourism season.