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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.

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 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.

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

All Inclusive Resorts Account for 2.2% of Greece Total

All inclusive resorts account for 2.2 percent of Greece’s total accommodation units, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

Stournaras: Tourism, Reforms, Key to Bringing Greece Out of the Tunnel

Tourism, reforms and privatizations are key to bringing Greece back into the game, Greek Central Bank Governor Yannis Stournaras said last week, expressing his optimism that faith is being restored in the Greek economy.

Franchise Businesses May Soon be Able to Tap into EU Funds

A ban excluding franchise companies in Greece from being eligible for EU funding may be lifted, according to reports by Greek financial daily Naftemporiki.

Greece’s New Investment Incentives Law to Spur Tourism

Aiming to stimulate tourism initiatives, the Greek government’s new development law paves the way for the creation, expansion and upgrade of three star-plus hotel units as well as the re-operation of accommodation facilities that have been out of business.

Top Guns Call on Gov’t to Stop Over-taxing Greek Tourism

As the 2016 tourism season begins, Greece's top sector officials are calling on the government to commit to no more taxes, claiming that over-taxation is driving the country’s healthiest sector to the edge.

Υπ. Ναυτιλίας: Μειώνονται οι τιμές στα ακτοπλοϊκά εισιτήρια

Αναπροσαρμόζονται οι ανώτατες επιτρεπόμενες τιμές καθαρών ναύλων οικονομικής ή ενιαίας θέσης επιβατών στην ακτοπλοΐα, σύμφωνα με απόφαση του αναπληρωτή υπουργού Οικονομίας αρμόδιου για θέμα Ναυτιλίας Θε...

Greece: Seasonal Hotels to Receive Subsidy for Staff During the Winter

The Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) will run a four-month subsidy program for seasonal hotels in Greece so they can retain their staff during the winter.

New Hotel Star Classification System Introduced in Greece

A ministerial decision introducing a new mandatory star rating system for hotels in Greece was published on Friday in the Government Gazette.

“Hands Off The Beaches,” Greenpeace Tells Greek Government

A controversial bill on coastal development prepared by the Greek Finance Ministry has led to a call from Greenpeace Greece for the government to keep its "hands of the beaches."

Σε δημόσια διαβούλευση το ν/σ για την αναδιοργάνωση του υπουργείου Τουρισμού

Σε δημόσια διαβούλευση τίθεται από σήμερα 19 Φεβρουαρίου 2014 το σχέδιο νόμου του υπουργείου Τουρισμού, «Αναδιοργάνωση του υπουργείου Τουρισμού, Ρυθμίσεις Ειδικών Τουριστικών Υποδομών, Εκπαίδευση και Κατάρτιση στον Τουρισμό, Αγροτουριστικός ...

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