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Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, the Greek tourism and economy ministries are preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity in Greece.

Greece Launches Official Trademark for Macedonian Products

Greece has presented a new official trademark to safeguard products produced in the region of Macedonia.

Greek Accommodation Ranking Deadline Extended

A deadline for hotels, accommodation and camping facilities to be included in a mandatory classification system has been extended to 31 December 2021.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Welcomes Three New Members

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation has welcomed three new members, this way adding hundreds of hotels, operating on the islands and mainland Greece, under its roof.

Mayor Pledges Cleaner, Safer Athens, Revamped Omonia Sq by Christmas

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis has promised the city’s residents that by Christmas, central Omonia Square will open to the public, cleaner and safer than ever before.

Crete Gets Ministry Support for Special Interest Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry will extend support to Crete to develop special interest tourism products that can attract travelers to the island all year long.

Central Macedonia Governor Sets High Goals for Region

"Central Macedonia is the most attractive region in the Mediterranean for investments," according to the region's governor, Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

New Board for Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Mandrinos Re-elected as President

Andreas Mandrinos was re-elected as the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, following a general assembly held to elect a new board of directors.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Shares 70 Years of its History Through Photos

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation shared moments of its 70-year history through a photo collage at its stand at the 35th Philoxenia expo in Thessaloniki.

Greece Re-examines Golden Visa Scheme to Boost Investments

Greece is moving ahead with changes in its investor visa scheme that may include a fluctuating minimum investment requirement.

Greek Taxis Under the Microscope

The Greek Tourism Ministry said it would establish a permanent inspection body, tasked with uncovering taxi drivers offering illegal transport services.

Thessaloniki Tourism Organization’s Website Now ‘Speaks’ Spanish

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has launched the Spanish version of its official website, aiming to attract Spanish-speaking travelers to the northern port city.

Greek Hotels are Facing Three Challenges

The Thomas Cook collapse, the migrant crisis and the lack of infrastructure, are the three challenges Greek hotels are up against, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

SEV: Doing Business in Greece Still Tough

The ease of doing business in Greece is improving but at a very slow pace and with inadequate steps, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Thessaloniki Film Studio Aiming to Welcome Hollywood Productions in 2020

A film studio to operate in Thessaloniki, Greece, will be ready to welcome Hollywood productions by 2020, says Central Macedonia Governor Apostolos Tzitzikostas.

Draft Bill to Facilitate Greece Diving Tourism Set for Parliament

The Greek Tourism Ministry is getting ready to table a bill that will simplify procedures for the creation of diving and marine parks in Greece.

History Channel Partners with WFTGA and FEG Tourist Guides to Inspire Travel Choices

History Channel has partnered with WFTGA and FEG tourist guides to inspire travel choices through dedicated content on its TV and online networks.

New Working Group to Examine Acropolis Area Building Limits

A new working group has been set up and tasked with re-examining building terms and limits applicable to the Acropolis area in Athens.

PM: New Chapter in Greece – China Ties Starts with Investments

Aiming to stimulate growth, Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said his government was committed to facilitating investments and invited Chinese investors to bet on Greece.