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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 according to the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

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.

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.

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.

Greek Taxmen May Pose as Tourists to Worm Out Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Greek taxmen may go undercover as tourists and conduct on-the-spot checks to ferret out sharing economy lodgings that are operating illegally.

Greek Hotels to Go on the Auction Block in 2018

Several hotels in Greece, located in destinations such as Crete and Rhodes, will go up for auction in the first half of 2018 due to defaults on bank loans.

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.

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.

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.

HOTREC: ‘Registration of Activity’ a Must for Sharing Economy Platforms

HOTREC is calling for sharing economy activities to comply with basic market and societal requirements allowing for a healthy and fair business market.

Hospitality, Top-notch Services Priorities for Karystion Hotel on Evia

Easily accessible from Athens, the Karystion Hotel located on the Greek island of Evia is undergoing renovations while ready to usher in 2018.

Greek Hotel Investments Set to Go Full Steam Ahead

Eight billion euros worth of hotel investments will be materializing in the coming years in Greece, on the back of soaring tourism arrivals.

Greece to Welcome More ‘Wyndham’ Hotels in 2018

Hospitality giant Wyndham Hotel Group announced that it will continue to expand its presence in Greece in 2018 in collaboration with Zeus International.

Greece’s ‘Boutique Hotel’ Certification Officially Available via Online Platform

The “boutique hotels” certification platform of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will officially launch on December 11.

Investments to Boost Hotel Sector on Crete and Rhodes

The hotel sector on the islands of Crete and Rhodes will be boosted next year by a number of investments already in process or expected to take place.

SETKE Introduces Lodging Brands ‘Elite’ and ‘Smotel’

The Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) recently announced the launch of brands for lodgings in Greece.

Greek Hoteliers Must Cope with Sharing Economy, Millennials, New Technologies

Three parameters are triggering radical changes in the hotel industry, according to the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece to Face Hefty Fines for Failure to Enroll in Registry

Hosts in Greece leasing out their properties through sharing economy platforms are now required by law to enroll in an electronic registry.

Airbnb Says ‘No’ to Greece’s Calls for Rental Data

Airbnb says it will share its property rental data only through a valid legal request pursuant to national and European data privacy laws.