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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.

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.

Greek Hotels Becoming Attractive Investment Option

Increasing tourism flows and dropping prices are making Greek hotels an attractive investment choice with hospitality units on the islands winning over buyers.

Central Athens Neighborhoods Top Airbnb Choice

The historic center of Athens and surrounding districts are the areas with the highest concentration of apartments being leased out short term.

Greek Hotel Sector Sees Growth, Athens’ Five-stars in the Lead

Financial indicators are pointing to growth in the Greek hotel sector with Athens hospitality units gaining some lost ground.

Greece Hospitality Tax to Hamper Small Hotel Upgrades

A new accommodation tax set to take effect next year is expected to put a damper on plans by smaller hotel units to renovate or upgrade.

Greek Hospitality Sector Welcomes New Hotels

The hospitality sector in Greece this year is welcoming the opening of new hotels in Athens and in different parts of the country.

Property Experts See Potential in Greek Hotel Sector

A number of important deals were completed last year in the Greek hotel industry, while more international firms are looking into doing business in the country, according to a report.

Mitsis Hotels Announces Sofitel Athens Upgrade, Expansion to Mykonos

The Sofitel Athens Airport hotel is set to undergo extensive modernization works in the upcoming period, Mitsis Hotels & Resorts announced recently.

Six Greek Hotels Go Under, Now in the Hands of Eurobank

Unable to pay off their loans, six Greek hotels are now in the hands of Eurobank, the group’s Head of Group Corporate & Investment Banking, Konstantinos Vassiliou, said this week.
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