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Turkey Looking to Ban 20 Travel Booking Sites

Turkey's travel agents' body said it would be filing law suits against 20 travel and reservation sites, including Airbnb and Expedia, citing unfair play.

New Ministry Seal to Certify Greek Enotourism Enterprises

Wineries open for visitation across Greece will be awarded a special seal indicating that they abide by the standards for the operation of wine tourism enterprises.

Greek Revenue Body Launches ‘Apodixi Please’ Campaign to Nab Tax Evaders

The "Apodixi Please' campaign is urging tourists in Greece to ask for a receipt with their transactions.

Elefsina Waterway Project Moves Ahead to Design, Licensing Phase

Plans for the creation of a waterway in Elefsina, West Attica, were discussed between Hellenic Seaplanes and the town's mayor.

EU Calls on Members to Limit Investor Visa Schemes

Citing security risks, the European Commission is urging member states to restrict issuing investor visas to non-nationals, with plans to publish new regulations in September.

Greece Losing Revenue as Short-term Rental Registry Saga Continues

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has yet to launch the electronic registry for Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

EU Moves Ahead with Unified Firefighting, Natural Disaster Mechanism 

The European Commission is planning to set up its own resource base in order to address forest fires, floods, earthquakes and other natural disasters.

European Commission: Air Passenger Rights Q&A

The European Commission provides answers to 10 of the most commonly asked questions regarding the rights of citizens traveling by air.

Greek Hotel Sector Needs Favorable Tax Policy to Attract Investments, Says Alpha Bank

The Greek hotel sector needs a more favorable tax policy in order to attract investments and improve the quality of offered services, Alpha Bank says.

SEPE: Greek Tourism Businesses Fined Over €2m for Labor Violations

Greece’s Labor Inspection Body (SEPE) recently imposed fines worth over two million euros to businesses active in the tourism sector for violating the labor law.

Greece Announces New Framework to Regulate Agrotourism Businesses

The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework.

Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Revised Rating Scheme for Rooms to Let

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a revised rating scheme for rooms to let, laying out the terms for classification.

Greek Environmental Groups Call for Immediate Fire Prevention Measures

Environmental groups in Greece are calling on officials to bring those responsible for the “deadliest fires in Greek history” to justice.

Santorini Works to Improve Treatment of Donkeys Used in Tourism

Santorini officials said they were preparing to take action to protect the popular island’s donkeys which are used to transport tourists up the steep incline to Fira.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Clarifications for Copyright Levies

Greek Hoteliers are calling on the government to set a framework, which will define copyright fees that accommodation facilities are required to pay for the use of TVs in the rooms. 

Airlines vs France Over Air Traffic Controller Strikes

Four airlines have filed complaints to the European Commission against France, claiming the country is breaking EU law by not enabling flights during air traffic controller strikes.

EU Aid Boosts Firefighting Efforts in Greece

In view of the severity of the forest fires in Greece, the European Commission pledged through its Civil Protection Mechanism to extend aid to the country.

Greece Called to Apply EU’s New PNR Rules for Travelers

The European Commission has called on Greece to apply the new PNR rules, which require travelers to provide detailed personal information ahead of travel.

Brexit: Commission Calls on Member States to Prepare for UK’s Withdrawal from the EU

The European Commission has called on Member States to intensify preparedness at all levels and for all outcomes of the UK's withdrawal from the EU (Brexit).

Greek Police Issue Guidelines for Online Shopping, Payments

The Greek Police has issued guidelines on how to ensure secure online transactions, including booking ferry or air tickets, hotels and car rental.