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Greece’s Tourism Body Tables Actions to Regulate Airbnb-type Rentals

Greek tourism stakeholders are calling for the government to regulate Airbnb-style activities which, they say, are distorting healthy market competition.

Greece – US Expand Cooperation in Tourism Ahead of New Season

Greece and the US have signed a MoU that foresees the enhancement of bilateral cooperation in tourism aimed at boosting trade in travel services.

Greece Sets Sustainable Goals for Tomorrow’s Tourism

Sustainable practices and infrastructure are keys for Greece to move successfully into the future providing tourism services of the highest quality, according to Greek tourism bodies.

AEGEAN Chief Sees Good Year Ahead Despite Russia-Ukraine War

The president of AEGEAN, Greece’s largest airline, Eftychios Vassilakis. expects a good year ahead despite Russia’s invasion on Ukraine and increasing fuel costs.

Covid-19: Greece to Drop Fine for Unvaccinated Seniors

Greece will stop fining seniors who have not been vaccinated starting April 15, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

High Court Decision Stops Key Investments at Piraeus Port

Greece’s highest court has temporarily halted important investments at the country’s largest port in Piraeus.

Greek Hospitality, F&B Bodies Team Up for Sustainable Future

Seven Greek leading hospitality and F&B services associations have joined forces to establish the “#stirizo_HoReCa alliance” to promote the sectors’ best interests.

Greece’s Higher Court Approves Building Terms for Acropolis Area

Greece’s highest court has approved a set of special terms and building restrictions to apply around the Acropolis area in Athens and its neighborhoods.

Greece Announces Relief Measures to Tackle Energy Crisis

The Greek government has announced a set of relief measures including a fuel rebate and an electricity bill subsidy for some 1.4 million qualifying households.

Visa Teams Up with Greece to Provide Tourism Trend Data

Visa is aiming to contribute to the recovery of the Greek tourism industry by providing data and trends as part of a new agreement with the Tourism Ministry.

EU Wants to Stop Shady Golden Visa Schemes

EU lawmakers have voted to restrict “golden visa” schemes in efforts to tackle shady money dealings.

Greek Tourism Industry Resilient Despite Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Greece’s tourism industry is resilient and will deal with the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine war as it did with the Covid-19 crisis, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Mykonos, Paros and Santorini Maintain Investment Dynamic

Eight Greek destinations, including Mykonos, Paros and Santorini, are among 30 in the Mediterranean ensuring the highest returns and keeping strong investment dynamic, according to a report by Algean Property.

Greece Seeks Ways to Compensate for Russia-Ukraine Impact on Tourism

Greece tourism authorities are looking for ways to address the possible backlash on tourist inflows and revenues created by the Russian-Ukraine conflict.

Athens Mayor: Panathinaikos Stadium and Votanikos Regeneration Ready to Start

A 40,000 seat football stadium and the development of public spaces in the suburb of Votanikos are the main priorities of a highly-anticipated overhaul project of the Municipality of Athens.

Greece Year-round Travel Flows Up by 99.4% in 2021

Greece managed in 2021 to recover more than half of 2019 tourism revenues and double the number of arrivals by extending the tourism season.

Greece Launches Tourism Career Week for Refugees and Migrants

More than 350 participants interviewed for positions in Greek hotels and other tourism-related enterprises, during a Hospitality Career Week event held by the Migration and Asylum Ministry.

Greece Prepares to Meet New Post-pandemic Tourist Demands

A 10-year strategy to meet new traveler demands in the post-Covid-19 era is the next step to ensure Greece maintains its competitive edge as a leading tourism destination.

Thessaloniki, Central Macedonia to Take the Spotlight in Hollywood’s ‘The Bricklayer’

Filming of Hollywood action-thriller 'The Bricklayer' is set to begin in Thessaloniki and Central Macedonia next month.

Greece’s Regions Unite to Launch Tourism Season Next Month

Greek regional governors are prepared to welcome the first tourists in Greece next month responding to the Tourism Ministry’s call for the extension of the season.