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Greek Hotel Chamber Proposes Measures for Life After Covid-19

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has proposed a series of measures for the country's hotels to stay afloat during the Covid-19 post-pandemic period.

CapsuleT: Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator Makes Plans for Next Day

Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator, celebrated its first birthday and announced that it is already in its second cycle and making plans for "the next day".

Covid-19: Greek Hotels Send Out SOS Call

The total estimated loss in turnover for Greece's hotels in 2020, due to Covid-19, has been estimated at some 4.5 billion euros, the latest report of ITEP reveals.

Greek Hotels Report Worker Shortage

While thousands of jobs were available in Greece's hospitality sector in 2019, many positions remained unfilled, according to a study by ITEP.

Seasonality Still a Major Challenge for Greece, Says ITEP Study

Greek tourism's seasonality did not decline in 2019 but remained at a consistently high level, according to an ITEP study.

Greek Hospitality Sector Gives Back to Society with ‘Hotels For’ Initiative

The establishment of “Hotels For”, a new hospitality sector social responsibility initiative, has been announced by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greek Hotel Chamber Teams Up with Regions to Promote Tourism

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Association of Greek Regions have agreed to work together towards the balanced development of tourism and the equal distribution of sector benefits among local communities.

Hotel Chamber Chief: Distributing Tourist Traffic Across Greece Top Priority

Distributing tourist traffic evenly across Greece should be a top priority for 2020, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Greek Tourism Startup Guestflip Wins CapsuleT, Phase 2 Opens on Dec. 12

Greek travel startup GuestFlip won a 10,000-euro award after participating in phase 1 of Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator.

Healthy Competition Essential in Greek Hospitality, Says Hotel Chamber

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels is calling for a clear and solid framework to regulate the activities of the short-term rental market in Greece.

HOTREC: Hospitality Should be Cornerstone of EU Sustainable Tourism Development

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has tabled in European Parliament its White Paper for Hospitality.

Greece Sees No Brexit Effect on Travel (so far)

Until now, it seems that Brexit is not deterring British holidaymakers from booking and taking overseas holidays to EU destinations, including Greece.

CapsuleT Travel & Hospitality Accelerator Presents ‘Phase 1’ Greek Startups

Greek tourism startups that made it into the first cycle of the Capsule T accelerator program presented their projects to sector professionals and angel investors.
Alexandros Vassilikos, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels
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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Alexandros Vassilikos, President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

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

Experiential Tourism, Destination Branding on Agenda of ‘StartupNow Forum 2019’

Experiential tourism and destination branding are topics on the agenda of the “StartupNow Forum 2019” that will take place in Athens during October 23-24.

Phocuswright to Share Expertise at Greek Hotel Chamber’s Forum in Athens

Travel industry research authority Phocuswright will share its expertise with Greek hoteliers at the upcoming 3rd International Hospitality Forum in Athens.

Greek Hotels: Losses from Thomas Cook Collapse Add Up to €315 Million

Total losses in Greece's accommodation sector from the collapse of Thomas Cook are estimated at 315 million euros, says the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Thomas Cook Backlash: Greek Hoteliers Call for Relief Measures

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers estimates that hotels across Greece will face losses of 200 million euros as a result of Thomas Cook’s collapse and calls on the government to take relief measures.

Greek Hotels Chief: Biggest Challenge 2020 Gap After Thomas Cook’s Demise

Greek hospitality stakeholders must work together to address the consequences Thomas Cook’s collapse will have on tourism next year, says HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.