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Morgan Stanley Says Airbnb Momentum in US, Europe Slowing Down

Airbnb’s penetration rate in Europe and the US appears to be slowing down, according to Morgan Stanley’s annual AlphaWise survey.

Central Athens Neighborhoods Top Airbnb Choice

The historic center of Athens and surrounding districts are the areas with the highest concentration of apartments being leased out short term.

Greek September Sees Hotel Rates Rise

Hotel rates at popular destinations across Greece have increased by 22 percent for the month of September, according to a Trivago report.

Travel Money Barometer: Athens Cheap City Break Option

Athens is among the cheapest European cities to spend a weekend, according to the Post Office Travel Money City Costs Barometer 2017.

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.

Athens Among World’s Top 50 Millennial Destinations

Athens is among the world’s top 50 cities attracting millennials and first in terms of housing, scoring highest for cities with under 1 million inhabitants.

‘Holiday Suites Arnis Street’ Ready to Host Athens Visitors

Tucked away in an Athens side street, "Holiday Suites Arnis Street" is ready to offer visitors to the Greek capital a home away from home.

Athens’ Pan Hotel Freshens Up, Ready for Spring

The Pan Hotel, on central Mitropoleos Street in Athens, is ready to welcome visitors after refurbishing its lobby, reception και cafe-bar.

Maroussi Welcomes Civitel Esprit for the Finest Hospitality

Civitel Hotels & Resorts welcomes its latest addition, the Civitel Esprit, ready to offer guests the finest hospitality amid elegance and comfort.

Hilton Athens Reaches Out to the Needy with Bread

The Hilton Athens is donating one freshly-baked breadbasket for every bread basket served at its in-house restaurants daily to the Emfasis Foundation.

Bill for Short-term Rentals Goes to Greek Parliament

A bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, resulting from short-term rentals of residential properties, was tabled in parliament.

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.

WTM 2016: Greece’s Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Named Top Wellness Venue

The luxury Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso was named the best wellness destination in Greece at the Wellness Travel Awards 2016 held on the sidelines of the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in London.

Marriott Back in Athens with New Hotel

Some four years later, Marriott International has announced plans to “set up shop” in Athens with a new 366-room hotel to open by 2018.

Greek Property Owners Prefer Tourists to Tenants

At the prospect of making an added 50 or 60 euros a day, Greek property owners are preferring to lease to tourists instead of long-term tenants as more and more are joining sharing economy platforms.

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

Hilton Athens Lends a Helping Hand via ‘Dine with Purpose’

For every bread basket served at its in-house restaurants daily, the Hilton Athens donates one more to people in need as part of its latest collaboration with social welfare groups Boroume and Nostos with the support of Pnyka bakery.

EU Commission Says Sharing Economy OK with ‘Responsible’ Use

In efforts to ensure fair play, competitiveness, consistency and quality, the European Commission said the sharing economy can prove to be an opportunity if “done right”, contributing to jobs and growth if developed in a responsible manner.

Indulging with a View… at AthensWas’ MODERN Rooftop Dining

It’s all about quality, the best ingredients and indulgence at the newly opened MODERN Rooftop Dining hosted on the top floor of luxury design hotel AthensWas, which is situated just minutes away from Athens’ major attractions.