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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.

European Commission Predicts 1.8% Growth for Greece

The European Commission revised its growth forecast for Greece downward from 2.1 percent to 1.8 percent in 2019.

Stakeholders Call for ‘Transport and Tourism’ Portfolio in European Commission

Fifty European tourism stakeholders are calling for the European Commission to create a “Transport and Tourism” portfolio.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

Chania, Crete, Shortlisted for EU’s 2020 Access City Award

Chania on Crete is competing in the 2020 Access City Award event, a European Commission competition that aims to celebrate efforts of cities to be more accessible.

EC Monitor: Investing in Culture, Creativity Makes Cities More Prosperous

Europe’s top cultural and creative cities are more prosperous, according to the European Commission’s Cultural and Creative Cities Monitor 2019.

Commission Approves €380 Million German Rescue Aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved Germany's plans to grant a €380-million loan to charter airline Condor, after the collapse of its parent company Thomas Cook.

ERA: EU’s Flight Compensation Rule Impacting Smaller Carriers

The European Regions Airline Association (ERA) is re-examining an EU legislation covering issues of compensation for travelers, claiming it is impacting smaller carriers.

A Year After Bailout Exit, Commission Says Greece Making Progress

The European Commission issued a statement, marking the one-year anniversary of Greece’s exit from a nearly eight-year-long aid program.

Greece Still Lags Behind EU Average in Online Payments

Despite the changing banking and purchasing landscape, Greeks are still not opting to make online transactions for their banking needs, a European Central Bank study reveals.

Ten Cities Competing for ‘2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism’ Title

Ten European cities have been shortlisted for the 2020 European Capital of Smart Tourism competition, an initiative that aims to promote smart tourism in the EU.

Eurobarometer: Greeks Not Very Positive About EU’s Future

Greeks are the least optimistic among member state residents about the future of the European Union, according to the latest Eurobarometer survey.

Economic Sentiment Rises in Greece in July

The Economic Sentiment Indicator (ESI) for the month of July in Greece recorded a significant improvement, according to European Commission data.

Airbnb Follows the Rules and Improves the Way it Presents Offers to Consumers

Airbnb has improved and fully clarified the way it presents accommodation offers to consumers, which is now in line with the standards set in EU consumer law.

Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

IOBE Scales Back Greek GDP Growth Outlook to 1.8%

The Greek economy is set to grow by 1.8 percent this year, the Foundation for Economic & Industrial Research (ΙΟΒΕ) said, revising downward its previous forecast.

Rhapsody Travel Receives ‘Travelife’ Certification for Sustainability

Rhapsody Travel has been honored with the Travelife Certified Award for its long-term commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

Greece Growth Still Laggard Among EU Members, Says Eurostat

Annual GDP growth in Greece slowed down in Q1 2019 compared to the previous three quarters, according to figures released by Eurostat.

EEA: Greek Beaches at the Top for Cleanliness and Quality

The majority of Greece’s swimming areas are clean and free of pollutants, according to the European Environment Agency (EEA) annual bathing water quality report.