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Greece’s Tourism Body Tables Actions to Regulate Airbnb-type Rentals

Greek tourism stakeholders are calling for the government to regulate Airbnb-style activities which, they say, are distorting healthy market competition.

Italian Travelers Send Greece Encouraging Signs 

Greek tourism professionals are seeing encouraging signs from Italy with more Italians either searching or already booking their holidays to Greece.

Thessaloniki Hotel Stays Pick Up at End of 2021

Tourism flows to Thessaloniki, Greece, picked up in 2021 with the number of overnight stays increasing by 50.63% over 2020, according to the city’s hotels association.

Greece’s New Development Law to Support 3-Star Hotels

Greece’s three-star hotels have been included in a new development law that provides support and tools for upgrade and modernization activities.

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.

Report: Athens, Thessaloniki Hotels Gathering Momentum

Hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki have managed to recover 39% of pre-pandemic overnight stay levels from January to September, says a report by GBR Consulting.

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.

Hoteliers: Sustainable Hospitality a Priority for Greek Tourism

Sustainable hospitality should be at the center of all tourism services offered in the post-Covid-19 era, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Greek Tourism Minister Pledges to Support Hoteliers

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias pledged to support the country’s hoteliers in their efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to work together on a sustainable future.

Mainland Greece Hoteliers Want Additional Aid Due to Covid-19

Hoteliers in mainland Greece and primarily in the north are calling on the government to provide additional support to ensure the operation of hotels impacted by Covid-19.

Sector Professionals Say Greek Tourism on Hold

Greek tourism professionals are expecting the season to open after May, depending on the vaccination rates for Covid-19 and the effectiveness of containment measures.

Covid-19 Sends Greek Hotel Revenue Tumbling, Says GBR Report

Hotels in Greece saw revenues nosedive through the end of September 2020 as a result of restrictions to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Athens Hotels 7-month Occupancy Down by 49.2% Due to Covid-19

Athens hotels suffered a major blow due to Covid-19 in the first seven months of the year, marking a 49.2 percent decline in occupancy rates.

Athens Historic Center Shops Can Open on Sundays in 2021

As of November 2021, shop owners with businesses in the historic center of Athens will have the option to remain open on Sundays, according to a Greek government decision.

Report: Hotel RevPAR Up in Thessaloniki, Down in Athens in 2019

RevPAR for hotels in Thessaloniki in 2019 was up by 4.3 percent year-on-year, while a 1.4 percent drop was recorded for hotels in Athens.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Rates Disappoint in 2019

Overall occupancy rates and revenues at hotels in Athens dropped in 2019, with sector professionals remaining reserved about performance in 2020.

Study Reveals Athens 2019 Hotel Occupancy Rates Dropping

A recent boom in accommodation options in Athens appears to be impacting the hotel market, a study released by GBR Consulting reveals.

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.
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Athens Sees More Hotels and Airbnbs for 2019 Tourism Season

The growing number of new hotels and increasing Airbnb-style options available in Athens has expanded the city's accommodation sector.