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EY: Greeks Continue to Face Tax Challenges in 2019

Uncertainty in the global tax environment set to continue into the year is expected to perpetuate tax challenges in Greece, according to London-based services firm Ernst & Young (EY).

Hellinikon Casino Licensing Bid Again Delayed to July 31

The Hellenic Gaming Commission has approved the extension of the international tender for a casino license at Hellinikon to July 31.

Greek Political Parties Express Views on Yachting Tourism

Prior to the upcoming national elections in Greece, three parties - Syriza, New Democracy and KINAL - presented their policies for marine tourism at an event held by professional yacht owners.

Alimos Marina: Privatization or Professional Yachting Hub

Greek professional yacht owners are claiming that the privatization of the Alimos marina will lead to the decline of the sector, which boosts state coffers by 100 million euros annually.

Greek Tourism Ministry Updates Terms for Operation of Playgrounds in Hotels

All playgrounds in hotels in Greece must now be licensed prior to their opening to guests, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

National Bank of Greece – EIB Invest in Green and Urban Infrastructure

The National Bank of Greece and the EIB have launched a new green and urban infrastructure investment scheme in Greece.

Greek Consumer Group: Know Your Beach Rights

Greek beaches, whether private or public, are required by law to provide access to all bathers, according to Greece’s main consumers group, EKPIZO.

Aviation Bodies Join Forces for Smoother Slot Allocation

Airport operators, airlines and slot coordinators are working together on global guidelines for the allocation of airport slots, aiming to improve the traveler experience by ensuring schedule reliability.

SETE: Fine-tuning Tax Policy Key to Stronger Tourism in Greece

Implementing a friendlier-to-investments taxation policy in Greece is key to ensuring the tourism sector’s dynamic future, according to SETE.

IATA Moves Ahead with Resolutions to Upgrade Travel Experience

IATA endorsed five resolutions during its 75th annual general meeting, aiming to upgrade the travel experience.

Zakynthos Authorities Allow Access to Famed Navagio Beach

Zakynthos authorities have given the green light for access via boat to the world famous Navagio Beach, which had been cordoned off earlier this year after a rockfall.

Local Banks Extend ATM Surcharge to Greek Non-customer Card Users

Greek debit card users will - as of July 20 - be charged an extra fee for the use of ATM machines at banks in which they do not have an account.

CLIA Europe Says Locals and Travelers Must Both Benefit from Cruise Travel

The sustainable development of cruise destinations will benefit both cruise passengers and host communities, according to CLIA Europe.

Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Leros Marina

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a concession agreement for the construction of a marina on the Dodecanese island of Leros.

Ministry Pre-approves Spatial Plan for Fire-damaged Areas in Rafina, Nea Makri

The Greek Εnvironment Μinistry has temporarily given the green light for a spatial plan to be implemented in the fire-stricken areas of Rafina and Nea Makri.

Greek Property and Tourism Market Spur Investor Interest

Greece’s property market, backed by growing tourism flows, is drawing in investor interest, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy George Tziallas.

Greece to Hold Snap Elections After EU Vote

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras has called a snap election following his party's defeat to the New Democracy party in the European Parliament elections.

Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Integrated and Permanent Taxation Policy

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has reiterated its call for government planning that will include tax cuts in transportation, among others.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

Greek Island Residents Can Now Claim Air Transport Discounts

Discounts for island residents, under the so-called "transport equivalent” program - known as “metaforiko isodynamo” (MI) - have now been extended to air travel.