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Greece Excels in Hospitality, Lags in Destination Management – Study

Greece outperforms its competitor destinations on top satisfaction pillars, but falls behind in other factors that influence the visitor experience.

Athens Joins Cities Alliance to Address Sharing Economy Impact

Athens Mayor Georgios Kaminis has signed a declaration with mayors from all over the world, which aims to address the impact of sharing economy practices on the economy and citizens’ rights.

#StopThinkDiscuss: Luxury Travelers Seek Sustainable Practices and Comfort

Luxury travelers are more environmentally aware seeking hotels that are applying sustainable practices, according to the #StopThinkDiscuss - Bouteco Trend Report.

Hotels vs Airbnb Rentals: How to Compete in a New Accommodation Economy

Airbnb-style rentals have been taking a big bite out of hotel industry earnings but the game is not over yet, says a luxury accommodation professional.

Nα επενδύσουμε ή να μην επενδύσουμε;

Εύλογη η ερώτηση από την πλευρά όσων ενσυνείδητων επιχειρηματιών ενδιαφέρονται να επενδύσουν νομίμως στις βραχυχρόνιες μισθώσεις (Vacation Rentals – VR) στην χώρα μας.  Η απάντηση όμως δεν είναι προφανής. Και ο λόγος που δεν είναι προφανής, δεν είναι ότι η αγορά υπολείπεται...

Athens-Attica Hotel Numbers Dwindling After 2004 Games

The total number of hotel units in Attica dropped by three percent, down from 669 in 2005 to 649 in 2016, due to the crisis in the hotel business, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Airbnb vs New York City: Let the Battle Begin

Airbnb and the City of New York will meet in court following NY Governor Andrew Cuomo’s recent approval of a law impacting online home rental companies like Airbnb. In response, the short-term rental company sued the city, its mayor and the state attorney general.

Two Estia Hotels to Shut Down in Evia

Two hotels belonging to the Estia SA Group are set to go out of business, leading to the loss of some 140 jobs, according to a statement released this week by the Evia Labor Center.

Greek Startup blueground Adds 200 Properties to its Roster

Athens-based tourism and property management startup blueground has added 200 properties to its growing number of accommodation units, contributing to its threefold growth since its launch last year.

Greek Travel Agencies See Boost in Turnover for Q1 2015

Travel agencies, tour operators, reservation services and related activities in Greece recorded a major increase in turnover during the first three months of the year, according to figures released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Greece Among Top 20 for Best Hotel Service, UK, Russia Worst

Greece was ranked 16th for the friendliness and competence of its hotel staff in an analysis of six million customer reviews released recently by international online booking agent Hotel.info.

Greece 7th Among Top 10 European Traveler Picks

Greece is ranked 7th among the Top 10 destinations of choice for European travelers, according to data released on Monday by SETE Intelligence (InSETE), the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) research unit.

European Travel Professionals Express Concern on Possible ‘Hasty’ Hotel VAT Hike in Greece

Tour operators and travel agents in Europe have joined Greek tourism professionals in their request to the Greek Government to not increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Main Tourism Body Says “No” to VAT Hike

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has expressed concern in regards to the possibility of a VAT hike as a prerequisite to conclude negotiations between the state and the troika of Greece's international lenders.
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Hersonissos Promoted Through Destination Profiles

The Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete, has launched destination profiles for three of its most visited areas to boost its tourism promotion and provide information to tourism professionals and visitors on what the destination has to offer.

ACB Launches New Promo Video Of Greek Capital

The first promotional video that showcases the conference tourism product of Athens was launched recently by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB) and the Athens Development and Destination Management Agency.