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Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Greek Yacht Owners Oppose Alimos Marina Privatization

The privatization of the 1,250-position Alimos marina, one of the largest in Greece, has run into opposition by professional yacht owners.

Dozens of Greek Tourism Projects Included in New Subsidy Scheme

Dozens of tourism projects are among 70 large-scale investment ventures in Greece, included in the government’s “general entrepreneurship” scheme under the latest development law.

Greece – Cyprus – Egypt Cruise Link on the Table

Linking Greece, Cyprus and Egypt via cruise tourism was on the agenda of officials from the three countries, who gathered in Cairo recently.

Athens Gears Up to Become World Book Capital City 2018

From April 23 and for a year, Athens will be known as the World Book Capital 2018 and celebrate with a series of book-related events across town.

Santorini Cruise Ship Controls Kick Off

In efforts to decongest the world-famed caldera, Santorini's local authorities announced the launch of a new berthing management system for incoming cruise ships.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Ellaktor Sells Stake in Athens Resort Casino

Greek construction firm Ellaktor has sold a 30 percent share of Athens Resort Casino SA to Karenia Enterprises Company Ltd for 13.5 million euros.

Piraeus Port Upgrade Master Plan Soon Up for Public Discussion

A master plan for the development of the Piraeus Port Authority (PPA) is set to go up for public discussion with municipalities and local stakeholders in February.

Greek Casino Law Causes Commotion

Authorities on Santorini and Mykonos have expressed their opposition over revisions to a legal framework, covering the licensing procedures and operation of casino ventures.

First Steps Towards Kaiafa Lake Area Overhaul 

The invitation for the modernization of infrastructure at Kaiafa Lake in southwestern Greece, including the area’s thermal springs, was issued on Monday.

UK Survey Says Box-office Blockbusters Spur Travel Bookings

A survey carried out across the UK showed that one in five Britons went ahead and booked a vacation, days after watching a film. 

Greek Shipping Giants Purchase Most Second-hand Vessels in 2017

Greek shipping magnates spent over 4.47 billion dollars in second-hand vessels, accounting for 23 percent of all investments in used ships in 2017.

Greek Hoteliers Send Minister Notes on Tourism Bill

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a series of revisions to a draft bill, which includes a provision on special tourism infrastructure.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

AEGEAN, Olympic Air Cancel, Reschedule Flights Due to Strike on Jan. 15

Flight cancellations have been announced by AEGEAN and Olympic Air for Monday, January 15, due to strike action announced by Greece's air traffic controllers.

Four Suitors Vying for Athens Metro Line 4 Shortlisted

Four contractors have been shortlisted to take on one of the Greek capital’s major infrastructure works, the expansion of Athens metro Line 4.

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.

Limotours Hellas Receives ‘Signum Virtutis’ Seal of Excellence

Limotours Hellas SA was recently honored for its chauffeur services with the Signum Virtutis seal of excellence at the Seven Stars Luxury Hospitality and Lifestyle Awards.