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Greece Sees Investment Boom in Luxury Resorts and Branded Hotels

A good number of local and international players are investing in Greece’s hospitality sector with plans to open luxury resorts and branded hotels.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Recovery in 3 to 5 Years

Greek hoteliers hit by the Covid-19 crisis will start recovering losses in three to five years’ time, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Greek Hotels Have No Liquidity to Re-open Operations, Says Federation

Some two weeks ahead of Greece’s official opening to tourists, the country’s hoteliers are calling on the government to take action and support the Covid-19-hit sector.

EBRD: Slow Economic Recovery Due to Covid-19 Uncertainty

The EBRD estimates that Greece's GDP will shrink by 9.5 percent in 2020 and record a 4 percent recovery in 2021.

Covid-19 Drives Athens Hotel Prices Downward

The Covid-19 pandemic is putting pressure on Athens hoteliers to lower their prices, as indicated by Trivago’s Hotel Price Index.

Greek Hoteliers Expect 67% Drop in 2020 Turnover

Greek hoteliers are expecting to see their turnover drop by 67% this year with 6.4% opting to remain closed due to lagging demand and lack of liquidity.

Greek Accommodation Ranking Deadline Extended

A deadline for hotels, accommodation and camping facilities to be included in a mandatory classification system has been extended to 31 December 2021.

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.

Greece Revenue Body Says Short-term Rental Registry Bearing Fruit

The registry for property owners leasing their homes for the short-term via online platforms, is producing results, according to Greece's revenue body AADE.

Hoteliers of the Future Come Together at Athens’ 100% Hotel Show

Virtual reality and innovation take center stage at this year’s 100% Hotel Show to be held at the MEC Peania exhibition center during November 16-19.

Greece Expecting Short-term Rental Tax Declarations Next Month

Property owners in Greece leasing homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms must submit rental statements by November 30.

Hotel Investments in Greece on the Up

Following record years of tourist arrivals and revenue, Greece is attracting international interest for investments in its hospitality sector.

‘Our Innovations Start in Greece’ – Interview with Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser

Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser speaks of plans for the Greek market, underlining that the Group has faith in destination Greece.

Refineries, Hospitality Come Out of Greece Crisis Stronger

Oil refineries and hotel ventures came out of the Greek economic crisis stronger, increasing turnover in the 2006-2016 period by more than 20 percent.

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.

Hotel Sector Trends Revealed at 1st Int’l Hospitality Forum in Athens

New developments and challenges in the hospitality and tourism sector were discussed during the 1st International Hospitality Forum in Athens.

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”.

Airbnb Hosts in Greece to Face Hefty Fines for Failure to Enroll in Registry

Hosts in Greece leasing out their properties through sharing economy platforms are now required by law to enroll in an electronic registry.

Morgan Stanley Says Airbnb Momentum in US, Europe Slowing Down

Airbnb’s penetration rate in Europe and the US appears to be slowing down, according to Morgan Stanley’s annual AlphaWise survey.
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