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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.

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.

Silver Tourism is a Golden Opportunity for Greece, Says DiaNEOsis Study

Greece can become a leading destination for silver travelers, however it is lagging behind in terms of specialized products and services, says diaNEOsis.

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.

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.

More than Half of Greece’s Airbnbs Run by Management Services

More than half of Greece’s properties leased short-term on sharing platforms such as Airbnb, are being run by management companies.

SETKE: Short-term Rentals Threat to Small Accommodation Facilities, Society

The unregulated expansion of home-sharing practices is negatively affecting the quality of tourism and Greek society as a whole, according to Greece's hospitality body SETKE.

Delphi Forum 2019 Looks into Sustainable Tourism and Technology

The ways technology and sustainable practices can shape the future of the Greek tourism industry will be discussed during the Delphi Economic Forum 2019.

Greeks Turned to Airbnb for Extra Income, Study Finds

The economic crisis, which took a bite out of Greeks’ wages or even left them unemployed, has led an ever-growing number to turn to short-term rentals.

PASIDA Aims to Award Best in Greek Short-term Rental Market

The Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA) has announced plans to create an award to recognize the best short-term rentals in Greece.

BnB Guest Conference: Ένα συνέδριο ‘διαμοιρασμού’ γνώσης και εμπειριών

Περισσότεροι από 1.000 επαγγελματίες παρακολούθησαν το 1ο BnB Guest Conference, το συνέδριο για την οικονομία διαμοιρασμού και τις βραχυχρόνιες μισθώσεις.

Athens Gets an ‘A’ as Ideal City to Set Up Airbnb Listing

AirDNA has graded the city of Athens in Greece with an "A" as a good place to set up an Airbnb listing, considering the returns hosts can get there.

Online Reviews, Word of Mouth Key Factors Affecting Travel Plans, Study Finds

Travelers rely on online sites and word of mouth to plan their next trip, according to STR's Consumer Travel Insights 2019 report.

Short-term Rentals a Boon for Greek Property Owners

Greek property owners have been making the best of the sharing economy with revenue from short-term rentals up by 105 percent over the last two years, an AirDNA study reveals.

HotelAvailabilities Channel Manager Now Connected with Airbnb

Property owners are now able to proceed with the connection of their property to Airbnb via HotelAvailabilities and manage their inventory and rates.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Greece Property Observatory Says Airbnb Phenomenon to Die Out

Short-term home-sharing for tourism purposes is set to decline, according the president of the Greek Property Price Observatory, Kostas Georgakos.

Greek Real Estate Market Picks Up Pace Driven by Tourism, Golden Visa

Greece’s property market is stabilizing in large part aided by the increase in tourism and home-sharing practices, according to the Bank of Greece.

Airbnb, Homeaway vs NYC 1-0: Court Rules Against New Host Data Law

A new law requiring home sharing platforms like Airbnb to hand over detailed customer data to city authorities every month, has been ruled down by a New York court.