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EU Clarifies: Americans Can Still Visit Visa-free but Need Pre-Travel Screening

As of 2021, US travelers wishing to visit an EU country will be required to spend 10 minutes online applying for authorization under the EU’s security policy.

SETE Chief Says Short-term Rental Boom Needs ‘Same Rules for All’

Rules must apply to all equally, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos referring to actions announced by three home-sharing associations in Greece.

WTTC Says Travel and Tourism to Save the Day After Brexit

As March 29 draws near, new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the industry may keep the UK economy strong after Brexit.

Acropolis Area Building Permits Shelved for Now

Greece's environment minister, Giorgos Stathakis, has temporarily suspended all new building permits for constructions in the area surrounding the Acropolis after a public uproar.

Piraeus Port Development Plan Runs into New Hurdle

The Piraeus port master plan is delayed after reports that the Central Archaeological Council is to decide on designating part of the area a site of archaeological importance.

Fraudsters Seeking to Cash in on Greece’s Airbnb Fad

Aiming to profit from the short-term rental fad, all the more individuals posing as realtors are emerging, says Greece's Real Estate Federation.

Home Sharing a Lifeline for Greece’s Middle Class, Says SODIA Association

Short term rentals have played a lifesaving role for struggling middle class Greeks who were hit down by the economic crisis, according to the SODIA association.

Greek Short-term Rental Bodies Join Forces to Promote Interests

Three Greek home-sharing associations have joined forces to promote their common interests and ensure the quality and services offered by their members.

Greek Shipowners to Voluntarily Boost State Coffers by €75m a Year

The Union of Greek Shipowners has agreed to boost state coffers annually by more than 75 million euros for an indefinite period of time.

Greece Looking to Add Restrictions to Airbnb-style Rentals

In view of the soaring number of short-term home rentals in Greece, the country's government is reportedly looking into ways to restrict the practice.

Greece Releases Brexit-related Guidance for UK Citizens

The Greek Foreign Ministry has launched a new website to provide guidance to UK nationals living in Greece or planning to visit the country, aiming to help them prepare for 'Brexit'.

Greek Ministries at a Loss Over High-rise Building Permits Under the Acropolis

Greece’s environment ministry announced that it would temporarily halt the issuance of new licenses for the construction of buildings in the area around the Acropolis.

FedHATTA Info Campaign Aimed at non-EU Tourism Services Providers

Greece’s travel agency body fedHATTA has launched a far-reaching information campaign regarding the provision of tourism services by non-EU nationals/entities in Greece.

ERA Urges for Action in Light of Continued Brexit Uncertainty

ERA continues to call for a wide-reaching reciprocal aviation agreement between the EU and the UK to prevent further serious harm to European connectivity.

Bill Approval Paves Way for Greek Port Sub-concession Deals

Α bill paving the way for public-private partnerships and sub-concessions for the commercial exploitation of 10 Greek ports has been approved by the Greek parliament.

EU States Support Deal for Visa Policy Update

European Union member states are backing a Commission proposal to modernize the union’s common visa policy in order to facilitate travel and ensure internal security.

Committee Partially Approves Master Plan for Piraeus Port Development

A number of projects included in Cosco's master plan to develop the port of Piraeus, were not approved by Greece's Port Planning and Development Committee.

Big Buildings Blocking Acropolis View Cause Stir

The construction of two multi-storey buildings in the immediate surrounding area of the Acropolis in Athens, has spurred a strong reaction of locals.

Industry Stakeholders Call for Integrated European Tourism Policy

Tourism and travel bodies have appealed to EU authorities to move towards an integrated European tourism policy with strategic funding at EU level.

EU Sets New Rules to Ensure Online Fairness, Transparency

EU authorities have agreed on the first-ever rules aimed at ensuring a transparent business environment for traders and businesses selling online.