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Greek Parliament Passes ‘Stayover Tax’ Amendment

Greek Parliament has passed an amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", which is charged to guests at hotels in Greece.

Greek Hotel Chamber to Focus on Sector Challenges at 7th General Assembly

The latest legislative developments that indirectly or directly affect the operation of Greek hotels will be analyzed at the 7th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

ICAP: Greek Hotels Report 3% Rise in Market Value

The market value of Greek Luxury, A’ and B’ class hotels grew by three percent in the 2016-2107 period, according to an ICAP industry report.

New Luxury Hotels to Open on the Greek Islands in 2018

Visitors to the Greek islands this year will find many new luxury hotels to choose from as a number of major investment projects are near completion.

Grecotel’s CSR Initiatives Focus on Society, Education, Culture

The Grecotel Hotels & Resorts group in 2017 carried out more than 100 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) programs and activities.

MKG Consulting: European Hotel Demand at its Highest Since 2000

Hotel occupancy in Europe marked a sharp rise in 2017, the highest level ever recorded since the early 2000s, according to MKG Consulting.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

Pre-bookings for Greece on the Rise, Says Tourism Minister

Pre-bookings for Greece are picking up pace by as much as 30 percent, paving the way for a new record year, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Halkidiki Aims to Attract Traveling Russian Families 

The Halkidiki region in central Macedonia, northern Greece, is aiming to attract family tourism from Russia this year.

‘Workathlon’ to Hold 1st Interactive Hospitality Talent Fair

Workathlon, a hospitality recruiting company, will hold the 1st Interactive Hospitality Talent Fair on January 30, at the Electra Palace in Thessaloniki.

Applications Open for Seasonal Hotels Subsidy in Greece

Hotel operations in Greece wishing to remain open in winter can now apply for state subsidies going towards their staffing needs until March 23.

TripAdvisor: Greece’s Best Hotels Named in 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards

More than 20 Greek hotels are among the winners of the 2018 Travelers’ Choice for Hotels awards, as announced by TripAdvisor.

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.

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.