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Study: Greeks Still Not Keen on Sharing Economy

Greeks still haven’t warmed up to the sharing economy with a mere 15 percent opting to book a short-term rental online, a Eurostat survey says.

Siteminder: Airbnb Among Top 2019 Hotel Booking Channels in Greece

Airbnb made an appearance for the first time among the top hotel booking channels in Greece in 2019, according to SiteMinder.

Πλήρης ανάλυση της αγοράς βραχυχρόνιας μίσθωσης στο 2ο BnB Guest Conference

Με αθρόα συμμετοχή πραγματοποιήθηκαν οι εργασίες του 2ου BnB Guest Conference, του μοναδικού συνεδρίου αφιερωμένο στην αγορά βραχυχρόνιας μίσθωσης στην Ελλάδα.

Short-term Rental Expert AirDNA to Present Data at Athens Conference

AirDNA will present data on the Greek short-term rental market, during the BnB Guest Conference 2020 in Athens.

Greece’s Lodging Professionals Not Satisfied with 2019 Results

The Hellenic Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Entrepreneurs (SETKE) is calling on the government to ease taxation citing below par performance in 2019.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Airbnb Remains 100% Committed to Partnering with Cities

Airbnb says it remains 100 percent committed to partnering with cities, following the ruling of the EU’s highest court, which rejected a French hotels association suit against the home sharing platform.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

‘ITB India’ Ready to Debut in April 2020

The inaugural ITB India travel trade show is on track to take place in Mumbai during April 15-17, 2020.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Airbnb Travelers Pour $25bn into Food & Drink Last Year

Airbnb travelers spent $25 billion at restaurants and cafes worldwide in 2018, proving that food and drink have become a significant part of the travel experience.

Greece Mulls New Measures to Clamp Down on Illegal Home Sharing

Aiming to address tax evasion, Greece is preparing to introduce stringent measures for undeclared home sharing activity.

Airbnb Joins Forces with Olympic Committee for New Hosting Standards

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) and Airbnb have announced a nine-year partnership designed to create new hosting standards.

Πωλήσεις και Experience Design στο επίκεντρο των φετινών 100% Ξενοδοχειακών Workshops

Με πολλές ενότητες το Workshop Stage των 100% Hotel Workshops θα γίνει το ετήσιο σημείο συνάντησης της Ξενοδοχειακής Τεχνογνωσίας.

Greek Inspectors Worm Out Tourism Industry Tax Evaders

Greek tax authorities have tracked down dozens of tourism enterprises that have failed to declare revenue after inspections at popular tourist destinations.

Greek Gov’t Re-examines Airbnb Law, to Tighten Measures in Autumn

The Greek government, as of autumn, plans to introduce a series of new regulations regarding Airbnb-style rentals in Greece.

Airbnb Follows the Rules and Improves the Way it Presents Offers to Consumers

Airbnb has improved and fully clarified the way it presents accommodation offers to consumers, which is now in line with the standards set in EU consumer law.

Greek Tax Authorities Zoom in on Illegal Airbnb Operations

Greek authorities recently uncovered some 20,000 undeclared Airbnb properties as well as 130 operators failing to declare taxes from home-sharing services.