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Greek Hoteliers Protest Unfair Practices by Digital Platforms

Greek hoteliers have filed a complaint with the Competition Commission requesting immediate action to tackle unfair practices employed by digital platforms.

Study: Greek Hotel Sector Recoups 60% of Pre-pandemic 2019 Turnover in 2021

Greece’s hotel sector recouped 60% of pre-pandemic 2019 turnover levels marking a recovery of 170%, a new study released by ICAP CRIF found.

EU’s New Digital Market Act to Protect Hotels from ‘Gatekeepers’

EU lawmakers have adopted the Digital Markets Act, which among other things will aim to protect hotels from large platforms that exercise disproportionate power towards their business users and consumers.

Airbnb-type Rentals Boost Destination Attractiveness, Say Europeans

Europeans believe that short-term rentals contribute to the attractiveness of a tourism destination and positively affect accommodation rates, says a Eurobarometer survey.

STR: Travelers Choose Smaller Types of Accommodation in Summer 2021

Smaller types of accommodation attracted the interest of travelers this summer, as consumers continued to adapt to living in a Covid-19 world, STR said.

Airbnb, Booking, VRBO Agree to Comply with Greek Tax Laws

Greece’s national revenue body has made an agreement with short-term rental operators Airbnb, Booking.com and VRBO for compliance to local tax laws.

HOTREC Welcomes New EU Digital Rules that Protect Hospitality Providers

HOTREC, the European organization representing hotels, bars, cafes and restaurants, has welcomed the EU's proposed regulations that give hospitality enterprises more control over their digital presence.

Airbnb Greece Provides Data to Tax Authorities

The 2018-2019 rental information of Greek Airbnb hosts will be sent to the Independent Authority for Public Revenue for taxation purposes.

Accor: New Label to Certify Health Standards for Hotels after Covid-19

Accor and Bureau Veritas have developed a label designed to certify that safety standards and cleaning protocols have been achieved to allow accommodation and catering businesses to reopen.

Greek Hoteliers at Odds with Booking.com over Commission Policy

Hoteliers in Greece are expressing their discontent over a policy applied by Booking.com to collect commission based on total room price VAT included.

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).
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