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Investors Eye Five-star Hotels as Greek Hospitality Market Changes

All the more investors are setting their sights on Greece, as tourism flows increase and businesses with non-performing loans need a way out.

Eurostat: Greece Sixth in EU Tourist Accommodation Capacity

Greece was the sixth country in the EU with the highest number of bed-places in tourist accommodation establishments in 2016, according to Eurostat.

‘Selina’ Hospitality Brand Announces Plans to Enter Greek Market

Selina, a hospitality company that operates across seven countries in Central and South America, has announced plans to enter the Greek market.

‘Passion is Key in Hospitality’ – Interview with Ioannis Galanis, GM at Infinity Suites-Dana Villas on Santorini

Passion, vision and teamwork are words to live by when working in hospitality, according to Ioannis Galanis, the GM at Infinity Suites-Dana Villas on Santorini.

New Faces: Lydia Tsekoura, Sales & Marketing Manager at Avance Rent a Car

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Lydia Tsekoura, the Sales & Marketing Manager at Avance Rent a Car.

Attica Hoteliers See Rise in Jan-April Occupancy Levels

Hotels in Athens and across Attica welcomed more guests in the first four months of the year, marking a 5.3 percent increase in occupancy rates against 2017.

Greek Hotel Chamber Issues GDPR Guidelines for Members

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has informed its members on the requirements as foreseen by the GDPR privacy law, which comes into force across the EU on May 25.

Grivalia Hospitality Acquires Meli Palace Hotel on Crete

Grivalia Hospitality has acquired the luxury 158-room Meli Palace beachfront hotel in Malia, located on the island of Crete.

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.

Greek Hotel Chamber Backs HOTREC’s Call for Slashed VAT Rates

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels welcomed proposals for the reduction of VAT rates for hotels in Europe, during the recent general assembly of HOTREC in Austria.

New Faces: Chara Georgiadou, Industry Manager Greece, Cyprus, Turkey at trivago

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Chara Georgiadou, the Industry Manager Greece, Cyprus, Turkey at hotel search engine trivago.

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.

Spetses’ Poseidonion Grand Hotel Sets the Table for a Special Easter

The Poseidonion Grand Hotel on Spetses, is sending out an invitation for Easter as it opens its doors on March 29, ready to usher in the spring season.

Santorini’s Santo Maris First to Get ‘Boutique Hotel’ Seal

Santo Maris is the first hotel in Greece to receive the "Boutique Hotel" seal by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH), with eight more units in line.

Greek Hoteliers Reach Out to Markets in Southeastern Europe

Greek hoteliers are reaching out to Southeastern Europe by starting with a strong presence at Serbia’s International Fair of Tourism held in Belgrade, and at Romania’s TTR.

Zeus International Expands to Italy with Milan’s Hilton Garden Inn

Athens-based investor and developer Zeus International has taken on the management of the Hilton Garden Inn located in Malpensa, Milan.

Greek Parliament Passes ‘Stayover Tax’ Amendment

Greek Parliament has passed an amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", which is charged to guests at hotels in Greece.

Workathlon’s ‘1st Interactive Hospitality Fair’ a Great Success

More than 400 hospitality talents attended Workathlon's "1st Interactive Hospitality Fair" that took place in Thessaloniki.

Eurostat: Overnight Stays in Greece Up in 2017

The number of overnight stays in tourist accommodation establishments in Greece in 2017 is expected to exceed 106 million, according to Eurostat.

Applications Open for Seasonal Hotels Subsidy in Greece

Hotel operations in Greece wishing to remain open in winter can now apply for state subsidies going towards their staffing needs until March 23.