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Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Tourism to Greece Roars Ahead, Arrivals Up in July

Greece recorded a 9.8 percent increase in international air arrivals in July but a 2.1 percent decline in the number of road arrivals compared to the same month in 2017.

Athens Airport Growing Bigger, New Works in Progress

Construction works to expand the main terminal of Athens International Airport (AIA) in view of ever growing numbers of travelers are currently under way.

ANEK Lines Replaces Damaged Vessel on Piraeus-Chania Route

The itineraries of the ferry, “Eleftherios Venizelos” of ANEK Lines, will be operated by other vessels, following the amendment of the company’s routes between Piraeus and Chania.

AEGEAN: Improved Load Factors, Narrower Seasonal Losses in H1 2018

During the first six months of 2018, AEGEAN saw its net losses narrowing to 13.8 million euros, from 20 million euros in the respective period of 2017.

Airbnb, Homeaway Take NYC to Court Over New Host Data Law

Airbnb and Homeaway have taken legal action against New York City, claiming a recently passed law requiring user data, violates the US Constitution.

Alexandroupolis to Host Int’l Gastronomy Tourism Workshop

Tourism and gastronomy experts from Greece and abroad, on September 27, will gather in Alexandroupolis, to participate in the International Gastronomy Tourism Workshop.

TIF-Helexpo Enters into Partnership with Russia’s Ekaterinburg Expo

Greece’s national exhibition body TIF-Helexpo and Ekaterinburg Expo, a leading exhibition organizer in Russia, have signed a memorandum of cooperation.

ITB Berlin Adds New Segment on Technology, Tours, Activities for 2019

The ITB Berlin 2019, scheduled to take place between March 6-10, will include a new exhibition area devoted exclusively to Technology, Tours & Activities (TTA).

In Memory of Pericles Lytras

Pericles Lytras, president and professor of the Tourist Enterprises Department at the Athens Technological Educational Institute, passed away at the age of 65, on Wednesday, August 29.

Pioneering Greeks: Vartholomaios Lyrarakis, General Director, Lyrarakis Wines

This week the Pioneering Greeks column introduces Lyrarakis Wines, a family-owned winery based on Crete.