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Positive 2017 Results Spur Lampsa Group’s Future Activities

Greek hotels group Lampsa is seeing sales, profit and occupancy levels at its units on the rise, paving the way for the further development of its activities.

Airbnb Runs into Obstacles Worldwide

Airbnb is facing all the more obstacles since it first entered the market, as authorities try to restrict the expansion of the home-sharing practice that has taken popular destinations by storm.

Tax-evading Airbnb Owners ‘Nabbed’ in Greece

The first Airbnb owners, who failed to declare their earnings from home-sharing practices, were recently uncovered by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

Thomas Cook to Open First ‘Cook’s Club’ Hotel on Crete

Thomas Cook has announced the launch of its new "Cook’s Club" hotel brand, with the first unit opening in June in Hersonissos on Crete.

Traditional Destinations Win Over Greek Easter Crowds

Destinations such as Kalamata, Nafplio, Monemvasia and Nafpaktos won over the crowds during the recent Orthodox Easter holiday.

Greek Tourist Traffic for Orthodox Easter Down, Say Hoteliers

Greek hoteliers are betting on last-minute bookings to boost Easter season business as pre-reservations are lagging behind compared to last year.

‘Stayover Tax’ Charged to Short-day Hotel Stays in Greece

The "stayover tax" in Greece will also be charged to short-day hotel stays and overnights at Airbnb-style rentals that offer additional hospitality services.

Divani Collection Hotels Marks 60 Years of Greek Hospitality

It’s a diamond anniversary for the Divani Collection Hotels, which marks 60 years of action in Greek hospitality this year.

Greece Finalizes Airbnb Online Registration Platform

Property owners leasing their homes via Airbnb or other platforms will be required within the month to register all rental activity on an electronic registry.

Greek Tax Squads Set for Audits at Tourist Enterprises

Hotels, yachts, gas stations and all tourism-related businesses will go under scrutiny as special tax squads launch on-the-spot audits across Greece.

ICAP: Escalating Tourist Flows Keep Greek Hotels Afloat

Increasing tourist flows are breathing life into the Greek hotel sector which recorded stronger revenues in 2017, according to a survey by ICAP Group.

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.

Trivago Reveals Travelers’ Favorite Winter Destinations in Greece

Four of the top 10 favorite winter destinations in Greece for foreign travelers were on Santorini, according to data released by trivago.gr.

GBR: Greek Hoteliers Expect Higher Occupancy Rates in 2018

More than half of Greece’s hoteliers are expecting occupancy rates to increase by at least two percent this year compared to 2017, according to GBR Consulting.

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.

Greek Taxmen May Pose as Tourists to Worm Out Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Greek taxmen may go undercover as tourists and conduct on-the-spot checks to ferret out sharing economy lodgings that are operating illegally.

‘Rouista Tzoumerka Resort’ Celebrates a Year of Great Hospitality

It’s been a year already and the Rouista Tzoumerka Resort, in the Region of Epirus, is celebrating with the warmest hospitality and the finest service.

European Commission Gives Greek Breakfast Action Thumbs Up

Greek Breakfast, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH), has been named national winner at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.

Greek Hoteliers Say Short-term Rental Law Null

Greek hoteliers expressed their doubts over whether a new law can control Airbnb-like operations and curb illegal activity.

Kountoura Pledges Support for Tourism SMEs at SETKE Congress

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her support for tourism SMEs, which form the “backbone of Greek tourism”.