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Greek Tourism Sector Joins Fight Against Covid-19 with Donations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and member enterprises are contributing to Greece's health system to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic.

Ο τουρισμός στηρίζει τη μάχη ενάντια στον COVID-19

Σημαντικές εταιρείες και φορείς του τουριστικού κλάδου συνδράμουν στη μάχη κατά του COVID-19 με την δωρεά ιατρικού εξοπλισμού στο Υπουργείο Υγείας.

Covid-19 Pandemic Prompts Greek Tourism Body SETE to Call for Backup

Greece’s tourism professionals are calling on the government to immediately implement emergency measures to safeguard the sector and keep businesses afloat.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Airbnb Activities

Short-term rental operators who fail to declare their properties by February 28 will be faced with stiff penalties.

INSETE Brings Swiss Hospitality to Athens with EHL Seminar

INSETE and EHL Advisory Services in March will hold a seminar on "Maximizing Revenue & Managing Distribution” for tourism professionals in Athens.

Domotel Kastri Stands Out as Business Hotel, Conference Venue

Domotel Kastri, located in the northern suburbs of Athens, stood out as a business hotel and conference venue and received honors in two award ceremonies held recently in Greece.

Crowne Plaza Athens Wins Double at Venue Awards 2020

The Crowne Plaza Athens City Center received two silver honors at the Venue Awards 2020 in the categories "Best Hotel for Events" and "Best Conference Venue".

Synergies at Forefront of Marketing Greece 2020 Action Plan

Coordinated actions and public-private partnerships are at the top of private Greek tourism promotion body Marketing Greece’s 2020 strategy.

Greece Sees Int’l Arrivals Rise in 2019, Drop in Domestic Traffic

The number of international arrivals to Greece increased by 3.9 percent in 2019 to 21.5 million but domestic travel flows eased by 0.1 percent, according to SETE Intelligence (INSETE).

Travelers Give Greek Hotels Thumbs Up for Quality in 2019

Travelers gave Greek hotels thumbs up for quality and services with Greece holding the first position on the Global Review Index (GRI) for 2019, with a rating of 87.1%.

Marketing Greece: More Digital Campaigns and Partnerships for Greek Tourism in 2020

More digital campaigns and partnerships with local tourism stakeholders are included on the agenda of Marketing Greece for 2020.

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.

Greece Tables Brexit Regulations Bill in Parliament

The Greek Foreign Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament revising the regulatory framework and covering details with regard to the UK’s exit from the EU.

Tourism to Britain Sees Upward Trend Despite Brexit

Tourism to the UK has been on an upward trend over the last year with forecasts for a 6.6 percent rise in spending by tourists despite Brexit.

Athens and Thessaloniki Airports Welcome Most of Greece’s November Arrivals

The airports of Athens and Thessaloniki welcomed the majority of Greece's international air arrivals in November 2019.

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.

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