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STR: Increased Accommodation Supply Drives Athens Q1 Hotel Occupancy Levels Down

An increased supply of accommodation options appears to have driven hotel demand levels down in Athens, in the first quarter (Q1) of the year.

Drop in Overnights Expected in Greece this Year, Says Hoteliers Federation

Overnight stays in Greek hotels this season are expected to drop by 5 percent, according to the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation's president, Grigoris Tasios.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Calling for ‘Softer’ Measures

Reducing employee insurance contributions is among the proposals tabled by Greek tourism trade bodies with regard to a draft law tabled in parliament.

Popular Greek Destinations Claim Bulk of Orthodox Easter Pre-bookings

Orthodox Easter tourist traffic in Greece is concentrated in popular destinations with lesser-known locations struggling to see figures rise.

Greek Hoteliers, Environmentalists Furious Over Shady Shoreline Bill

Greece’s hoteliers and environmental groups are up in arms over a new shoreline use law, expected to have catastrophic effects on the environment and tourism, if passed.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Celebrates 70 Years, Honors Key Sector Entrepreneurs

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation celebrated its 70th Anniversary and honored 12 entrepreneurs for their contribution to the sector's development.

SETE Calls on Gov’t to Re-examine Taxation on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is urging Finance Minister Euclid Tsakalotos to re-examine taxation on hospitality, F&B, and transport services.

Πολυάριθμες βραβεύσεις για το Εkdromi.gr και στα φετινά Greek Hospitality Awards

Μία ιδιαίτερα επιτυχημένη χρονιά για το το Εkdromi.gr έκλεισε με τέσσερις σημαντικές διακρίσεις στα φετινά Greek Hospitality Awards.

Aqua Vista Hotels Travels to the US for 2nd Greek Panorama Tourism Roadshow

Aqua Vista Hotels visited the US and presented its portfolio of luxury hotels in California, during the 2nd Greek Panorama Tourism Roadshow.

Agreement Foresees Discount on Intellectual Rights Fees for Greek Hoteliers

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers and the Special Service of Emergency Rights Management - EYED have signed a MoU, in efforts to relieve hoteliers of steep fees for the use of music.

Scandinavian Travelers Award Favorite Destinations, Hotels in Greece

Travelers from Scandinavia awarded their favorite destinations and accommodation facilities in Greece at the 1st Greek Travel Awards.

Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel Wins Gold at Greek Travel Awards 2019

The Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel, located on the island of Astypalea, has been honored as the “Best Boutique Hotel” at the Greek Travel Awards 2019.

Εξέχουσες προσωπικότητες θα απονείμουν τα φετινά Greek Hospitality Awards

Σημαντικές προσωπικότητες από τον χώρο του τουρισμού θα λαμπρύνουν ως απονεμητές την τελετή απονομής των Greek Hospitality Awards 2019.

Greek Airbnb Property Managers Seek Hospitality Know-how from Hoteliers

Short-term rental property managers have reached out to Greek hoteliers seeking to be taught the basics on hospitality and tourism.

Northern Greece Hoteliers Say March Pre-bookings to Set Pace for 2019

Northern Greece hoteliers are cautious when making forecasts for 2019 in view of Brexit and the comeback of rival markets, and expect to have a clear indication after March.

Greek Hoteliers Satisfied with Holiday Season Occupancy Rates

Traditional winter destinations, mostly in mainland Greece, are set to win over the crowds this holiday season, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Greek Hoteliers Bring ‘Ski Week’ Proposal Back to the Table

Greek hoteliers have reiterated their proposal for the establishment of an annual winter school holiday, dubbed “White Week”.

Halkidiki Tourism Body Head Optimistic About 2019

Halkidiki in Northern Greece is seeing tourism flows rise with Germans in the lead followed by the Brits, while authorities prepare to tap into the Irish market.

Philoxenia – Hotelia 2018 Expos See Increase in Visitor Numbers

The Philoxenia and Hotelia hospitality exhibitions, which took place recently in Thessaloniki, saw a significant rise in commercial visitors by 36 percent.

Philoxenia: Greece Needs Actions to Get Share of Silver Tourism Market 

Greece must take immediate actions to create the conditions that will allow senior tourism to expand, according to expert opinions.