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Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

Athens Q1 2019 Hotel Performance on the Downside

Athens hotel occupancy rates dropped by 6.8 percent in the first quarter of the year, with RevPAR down by 6.8 percent, according to the Athens - Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

Feel-good Urban ‘Blend Hotel’ Opens in Athens

Blend Hotel, located in the heart of Athens, is now open and ready to cater to the needs of the most demanding city traveler.

Santorini to Get its Own Luxury Nikki Beach Resort & Spa this Year

A lavish Nikki Beach hotel is set to open this year on the Greek island of Santorini, according to the international luxury lifestyle and hospitality group.

Antigon Urban Chic Hotel Experience Winning Awards and Traveler Hearts

In under six months of operation, the Antigon Urban Chic Hotel in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, has managed to win over crowds and awards.

Greek Hoteliers Say 3-day Holidays a Boon, but Taxation Still Heavy

Greek hoteliers were rubbing their hands this week after the three-day Clean Monday weekend, which brought in the crowds and packed the hotels.

Patra, Xanthi Hotels Fully Booked for Carnival

Xanthi and Patra hoteliers are expressing satisfaction with occupancy levels for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend marking the end of carnival season in Greece.

Kountoura: Greece’s Tourism Success All About Hard Work, Not Circumstance

Greece has emerged as a leading tourism destination, strengthening ties and reaching out to new markets, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Tourism Consultancy Firm ‘Horwath HTL’ Opens Branch in Greece

Horwath HTL, which focuses 100 percent on hotels, tourism and leisure consulting, has opened a branch in Greece through SOL Crowe, a leading certified public accountant firm.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Pay Attention to Their Needs

Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) President Grigoris Tasios expressed his dissatisfaction with government officials who "have failed to effectively address hoteliers’ problems".

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Sign Labor Deal for 2019 Wages

Some 25,000 individuals employed in room and apartment rentals, and in the F&B sector, will now be receiving monthly wages of up to 771 euros.

Greek Hotel Chamber Announces Tourism Startup Accelerator

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will launch a "Travel - Hospitality Accelerator", a first-of-its-kind program to accelerate tourism startups in Greece.

Quality, Service, Cleanliness Give Greek Hotels Advantage Over Rivals

Hotels in Greece took the lead in 2018 over accommodation facilities at rival destinations in terms of overall quality and service, according to INSETE.

‘Greek Breakfast’ to Take Center Stage at HORECA 2019

The “Greek Breakfast” initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will take center stage at the 14th International Hotel, Restaurant and Cafe Show HORECA, during February 8-11 in Athens.

Greek Airbnb Property Managers Seek Hospitality Know-how from Hoteliers

Short-term rental property managers have reached out to Greek hoteliers seeking to be taught the basics on hospitality and tourism.

Zeus International Adds Former ‘Kaningos 21’ Hotel to Roster

Zeus International has been named preferred bidder for the former 4-star Kaningos 21 hotel, located in central Athens, on Kaningos Square.

SETKE Paves Way for Experiential Travel on Dodecanese Islands

Greece's hospitality body SETKE has invited the South Aegean Region to join forces in setting the groundwork for the development of experiential tourism products in the Dodecanese.

Northern Greece Hoteliers Say March Pre-bookings to Set Pace for 2019

Northern Greece hoteliers are cautious when making forecasts for 2019 in view of Brexit and the comeback of rival markets, and expect to have a clear indication after March.

‘Special Touches Make the Difference in Hospitality’ – Interview with Fabrizio Piredda, GM of Civitel’s Athens Hotels

Fabrizio Piredda, the GM of Civitel’s hotels in Athens, speaks of the group's aim to offer the best experiences to visitors in the city.

New Faces: Christina Mitsopoulou, Sales & Reservations Manager at ‘Mykonos Pearls’

This week, GTP Headlines introduces Christina Mitsopoulou, the Sales & Reservations Manager at 'Mykonos Pearls', a fast-growing company that manages selected villas on Mykonos.