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Greek Hoteliers Seek Clarifications for Copyright Levies

Greek Hoteliers are calling on the government to set a framework, which will define copyright fees that accommodation facilities are required to pay for the use of TVs in the rooms. 

How to Create a Powerful Tourism Startup – Interview with Nikos S. Morantis

Destsetters Tourism Strategy Specialist Nikos S. Morantis speaks to GTP Headlines on how to create a successful tourism startup.

Five Greek Islands Claim Most Beachfront Hotels in the Med

Five Greek island destinations out of 10 in the Mediterranean, top the list of the holiday locations with the most beachfront hotels, according to accommodation search engine Travelmyth.

Tax, Labor Squads Target Greek Tourism Businesses for Violations

Tax and labor officials have stepped up inspections at accommodation and F&B services across Greece, with a primary focus on popular tourist destinations.

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.

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.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Vigilance for Stronger Results

The new labor agreement, the country’s rental policy and taxation topped the agenda of talks during the annual general assembly of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX).

Greek Hotels Go Under the Hammer Due to Bad Loans

Tourist arrivals might be booming in Greece, but a large number of tourism businesses are set to go to the highest bidder in the coming period.

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.

Rhodes’ Historic Capsis Returns as Akti Imperial Resort

The legendary Capsis Hotel on Rhodes is back completely renovated and will open its doors under the name Akti Imperial Deluxe Resort & Spa on May 23.

ITEP Study: Greek Hotels See Growth but Lag in Profits

Seasonality, failure to upgrade, and tourism concentrated in certain destinations have taken a toll on Greek hotels, according to an ITEP report.

Trivago Reveals Travelers’ Favorite Winter Destinations in Greece

Four of the top 10 favorite winter destinations in Greece for foreign travelers were on Santorini, according to data released by trivago.gr.

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.

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.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.
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Stayover Tax, New Destinations, Airline Links Key to Greek Tourism 2018

It’s going to be a pivotal year ahead for Greece’s tourism sector, which broke all records in 2017 and aims to do the same in 2018.

Greek Hotels to Go on the Auction Block in 2018

Several hotels in Greece, located in destinations such as Crete and Rhodes, will go up for auction in the first half of 2018 due to defaults on bank loans.

Overnight Stays Up in Greek Hotels, Campsites in Jan-Sep 2017

During January–September 2017, Greece saw an increase in arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and campsites, according to the Hellenic Statistical Authority.

Greece’s New ‘Stayover Tax’ to Be Charged to Hotel Guests

The new stayover tax, which will be imposed on Greek hotels as of January 1, 2018, will be charged to guests and will not be subject to VAT.