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China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

Radisson Reveals Plans to Expand in Greek Hotel Market

Radisson Hotel Group has revealed plans to expand in Greece's hotel market in destinations such as Athens, Thessaloniki and Patra.

New Faces: Anastasia Gogali, Sales Manager at Grand Hyatt Athens

This week, GTP Headlines introduces Anastasia Gogali, the sales manager of the Grand Hyatt Athens hotel in the Greek capital.

Expert: Greek Hoteliers Must Limit Reliance on Tour Operators

Greek hoteliers must expand their partnerships in the wake of Thomas Cook’s collapse, according to tourism industry expert Andreas Papatheodorou.

Thomas Cook: Greece Aims to Cover Lost Ground via Tourism Promo Drive

A new tourism campaign to launch in Greece in January, is one of many emergency measures taken in the aftermath of Thomas Cook’s collapse.

Enterprise Greece: 250 Greek Tourism Projects Available for Investment

Some 250 Greek entrepreneurs are looking to strike deals with strategic investors to proceed with plans for the development of tourism projects.

OAED: Scheme to Secure Jobs for Greek Tourism Businesses after Thomas Cook Ruin

OAED has announced another support measure for Greek tourism professionals affected by the ruin of Thomas Cook.

Thomas Cook Default Impacts 38 Countries, 8.6m Flight Seats

Thirty-eight countries and 8.6 million seats will be affected by the bankruptcy of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, says a recent analysis.

Greece’s Thomas Cook Repatriation Operation in Full Swing

The repatriation process of the tourists stranded in Greece due to the collapse of Thomas Cook, should be completed in the next few days.

Greece: New Relief Actions for Thomas Cook-affected Businesses

Relief measures were announced for Greek tourism businesses affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Moody’s Says Thomas Cook Collapse May Take Toll on Greek Banks

Greece's banks may be next to suffer the blow of the Thomas Cook downfall, according to a report by ratings agency Moody’s.

Thomas Cook Backlash: Greek Hoteliers Call for Relief Measures

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers estimates that hotels across Greece will face losses of 200 million euros as a result of Thomas Cook’s collapse and calls on the government to take relief measures.

Greek Hotels Chief: Biggest Challenge 2020 Gap After Thomas Cook’s Demise

Greek hospitality stakeholders must work together to address the consequences Thomas Cook’s collapse will have on tourism next year, says HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.
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Economy Ministry: Stayover Tax Exemption for Thomas Cook-impacted Hotels in Greece

Greek hotels impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook will be exempt from paying a stayover tax as a first support measure.

Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

’24 Estate Villas Paros’ Enters Portfolio of Homes & Villas by Marriott

The luxury villas of "24 Estate Villas Paros" in Greece have entered the portfolio of "Homes & Villas", a vacation rentals brand of Marriott International.

Rodos Palace Hotel ‘Relives’ Dragon Legend at 45th Anniversary Celebration

The re-enactment of the legend of the ¨Dragon of Rhodes¨ was the main event of the 45th anniversary celebration of Rodos Palace luxury resort.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Katerina Kyriakopoulou Appointed Deputy CEO for Best Western SE Europe

Katerina Kyriakopoulou has been appointed as the Deputy CEO of the Best Western Southeastern Europe office in Athens, Greece.

Greek Tourism Minister Sees ‘Business as Usual’ with Thomas Cook

Greek Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis sees business proceeding as usual with Thomas Cook, following a meeting with the company's CEO Peter Fankhauser.