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Hospitality Startup blueground Receives €5.5m in Funding

blueground has received additional funding of 5.5 million euros that will help it expand into new markets and invest in further technology development.

TUI Group Headline Partner of WTM Buyers’ Club

World Travel Market London has announced TUI Group as headline sponsor of its prestigious WTM Buyers’ Club, the business club for senior travel industry decision makers with direct purchasing responsibility.

Greek Gov’t to Clamp Down on Unregistered Short-term Rentals

In efforts to ensure fair play, Greek finance ministry officials are examining measures to tackle a growing shadow hospitality sector resulting from unregistered short-term rentals which cost the economy some 250 million euros annually in lost taxes.

Report: China’s Desire to Travel Abroad Remains Unbroken

China registered by far the highest growth in outbound travel in 2015, consolidating its position as one of the world’s most important source markets for international travel, according to a special analysis by the World Travel Monitor, conducted by IPK International.

Greek Island VAT Hike Not Paying Off

The increase in value-added tax (VAT) on Greek islands has not paid off, according to comparative data examining VAT revenues at 20 island destinations.

Sharing Economy, Taxation Taking a Bite Out of Greek Tourism

Overtaxation and the sharing economy are taking a toll on small tourist enterprises with many going under, the president of the Confederation of Greek Entrepreneurs for Tourism Lodges (SETKE), Konstantinos Brentanos, recently said.

PwC: Greek Hotels Up for Sale but No Signs of Interest

The Greek hospitality investment market seems to be in hibernation with at least 225 hotels currently on offer but no signs of interest from potential buyers, a PwC report found.

Hotel Certification Expert DQS Hellas New Kid on Block

DQS Hellas announced earlier this week that it will be providing assessment and certification to hotels and accommodation units in Greece.

Greek Hoteliers to Bear Brunt of Proposed Taxes by up to 147.6m Euros

Greek hoteliers may be faced with up to 147.6 million euros in additional taxes should the government decide to go ahead with the proposed levies on tourism it has announced recently.

Greece’s Government And Tourism Sector Are On The Same Page

The importance of collective action and effective cooperation between the State and Greece's tourism sector was highlighted by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, during an open Board of Directors meeting of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) held in Athens.

Lesvos, Greece, Welcomes More Turkish Tourists Thanks To Visa-Free Program

The Greek Island of Lesvos (Mytilini) is expecting a major increase of Turkish weekend visitors this year thanks to a visa facilitation scheme that has launched once again.

Greek Tourism Slows Down From Initial Expectations

Although Greek tourism professionals were optimistic in regards to this year’s season, especially after its impressive opening in April as international arrivals that month reached the rate of 24.04 percent, their initial expectations seem to be falling short in regards to...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

SETE Clarifies Tourism Data Terms

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises recently clarified the confusion created on the use of the terms "tourism revenue" and "turnover index for tourism."