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Greece’s Hotel Occupancy Down in Q1 2019

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels reported lower first-quarter occupancy rates and a drop in early bookings for the 2019 summer season in Greece.

Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator ‘CapsuleT’ Goes Live

Aiming to accelerate the launch of tourism startups, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has introduced "CapsuleT", Greece's first Travel – Hospitality Accelerator.

Greek Hotels Spent €1.6 Billion on Upgrades in 2017-2018

Investments of Greek hoteliers for upgrades in their units during 2017-2018 amounted to over 1.6 billion euros, according to the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Greek Tourism Expected to Stabilize in 2019

SETE and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels see 2019 as a year of stabilization for Greece's tourism sector, following six years of growth.

Greece Kicks Off ITB Berlin 2019 with ‘Greek Breakfast’

Greece kicked off ITB Berlin 2019 with a presentation of the award-winning 'Greek Breakfast' initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Serves ‘Greek Breakfast’ to Foreign Diplomats

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held a culinary event to introduce its Greek Breakfast initiative to Greece’s foreign diplomats.

Attica Region, Hotel Chamber Join Forces for Tourism

The Region of Attica and the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels have agreed to cooperate towards the development of additional tourism options in Attica.

Greek Hotel Chamber Announces Tourism Startup Accelerator

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will launch a "Travel - Hospitality Accelerator", a first-of-its-kind program to accelerate tourism startups in Greece.

Greece Sees Rise in Airbnb Rentals, Drop in Long-term Housing Availability

The short-term rental of properties in Greece has begun to create problems to the traditional long-term rental market, according to a Grant Thornton study.

‘Greek Breakfast’ Initiative to Travel Abroad

Following a successful presence in Greece’s hospitality industry, the Greek Breakfast initiative is now ready to promote its vast culinary options to foreign markets.

Greece to Create National Film Offices Network to Attract Foreign Productions

In efforts to attract foreign film productions to Greece, EKOME is working towards the establishment of a National Film Offices Network in the country.

Greek Hotel Chamber: Core Hospitality Issues on 8th General Assembly Agenda

Challenges faced by the Greek hotel industry will top the agenda of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' 8th General Assembly on February 8 at the Metropolitan Expo in Athens.

‘Digi.travel’ to Discuss IATA’s NDC, Hospitality Issues

IATA's NDC program and the future of hotels in the digital era will be among the main topics of the Digi.travel EMEA Conference & Expo 2018 in Athens.

2nd Int’l Hospitality Forum: Investments and New Technologies Take Center Stage

The investment opportunities in the Greek hospitality sector will be discussed during the 2nd International Hospitality Forum on November 24 in Athens.

Greece: No Indication (Yet) of Brexit Impact on UK Bookings for 2019

The booking behavior of British holidaymakers for Greece does not seem to currently have a "Brexit effect".
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Alexandros Vassilikos, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greece’s Alexandros Vassilikos Elected to HOTREC Executive Committee

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has elected Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos as an ExCom Member.

Athens’ Occupancy Rates See Slight Increase Despite Sharp Rise in Airport Arrivals

Despite a sharp rise in tourist arrivals at Athens Airport during the first seven months of 2018, occupancy rates in Athens’ hotels only slightly increased by 3.6 percent.

‘Rhodes’ is the Name of TUI’s New Boeing 737 MAX 8

German travel giant TUI Group has given the name of "Rhodes" to the second new 737 MAX 8 aircraft it has ordered as part of the renewal of its fleet.