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Greece’s Tourism Research Institute ITEP Enters New Era

Greece's Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) has announced plans to offer even more research on the Greek hotel sector to professionals.

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).

ITEP Study: Greek Hotels See Growth but Lag in Profits

Seasonality, failure to upgrade, and tourism concentrated in certain destinations have taken a toll on Greek hotels, according to an ITEP report.

One in 10 New Hotels in Greece a Five-Star

Hospitality and accommodation in Greece is becoming better than ever with one in five new hotels offering five-star services.

Greek Hospitality Sector Welcomes 5-star Hotel Boom

Greece’s hospitality industry is seeing all the more 5-star hotels at major destinations across the country, offering visitors high quality services and at the same time attracting higher income travelers.

ITEP: Greece May See Increase in Tourist Arrivals this Year, but Not in All Destinations

Greece may see an increase in international tourist arrivals this year, though with mixed results across individual destinations, according to the annual study of the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) that was presented to journalists on Wednesday.

Corfu Hoteliers Event Explores Challenges to Hospitality Sector

The challenges of the hospitality sector took center stage during a meeting of the Corfu Hotels Association on Tuesday, which also revealed the findings of a recent Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) report for the Ionian Islands.

Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Study: South Aegean Region Sees Mushrooming of 5-star Hotels During 2000-2015

The South Aegean Region has witnessed the development of five-star hotels increase by some 15 percent from 2000 to 2015, according to a study on the characteristics of hotels in Greece conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

Greek Hotel Chamber to Address Pressing Issues at 5th General Assembly

Pressing challenges that concern Greek hoteliers and new trends in the international hotel scene will be presented and discussed at the 5th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday, February 12, during the 11th HORECA at the Metropolitan Expo exhibition center.

Research Body ITEP: Still Many Pressing Issues in Greek Tourism

Mismatching revenues with increasing number of arrivals, a decline in spending, fewer overnight stays and seasonal demand, continue to be pressing issues affecting Greece’s tourism sector.

HATTA Honors Leading Figures of Greek Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored leading figures of Greek tourism during its annual general assembly held last week in Athens.

Seasonality In Tourism Demand Puts A Strain On Hotel Industry In Greece

Greece's seasonality causes a major disadvantage to the country's regional hotels and measures must be taken to lengthen the tourism season, according to a study conducted by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).
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ITEP Announces New Board Of Directors

The new Board of Directors of the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) was announced 23 May by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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ITEP Releases Results On Greek Tourism 2012 Performance

The average room rate of Greek hotels in August 2012 increased two percent to 100.2 euros compared to the same month of 2011, according to the annual survey of the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) presented today, 28 March, by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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Employment In Greek Tourism Remained Steady In 2012

Although Greece saw lesser arrivals last year, Greek hotels retained their staff in 2012, according to the Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP).

Athens City Center Decline Hurts Tourism

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) recently presented its latest study on the ghettoization of part of the historic center of Athens and its consequences on the economic life of the city during an event organized by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greek Tourism Expected To Rise In 2011, Deputy Minister

The Greek government places great importance on the tourism sector as it can help the country survive the economic crisis, Deputy Tourism and Culture Minister George Nikitiadis told journalists during his visit last month to the global meetings and events exhibition EIBTM in...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Government Plans To Cleanup Athens Center

An action plan to combat the situation in the center of Athens that includes illegal immi­grants, drug dealing and abuse, prostitution and the sale of counterfeit merchandise, is currently in the works, according to Deputy Citizens Protection Minister Spyros Vougias.