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Greek Accommodation Ranking Deadline Extended

A deadline for hotels, accommodation and camping facilities to be included in a mandatory classification system has been extended to 31 December 2021.

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.

Greeks Choose Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos for Travel in September

Athens, Thessaloniki and Tinos topped the list of the most popular destinations in Greece for Greek travelers during September, according to INSETE.

Panos Leontopoulos Presents ‘Hotelistas’, a Company Devoted to Maximizing Hotel Sales

Panos Leontopoulos introduces Hotelistas, a company that assists hoteliers boost their profit through sales or consulting management.

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.

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.

Greek Hotels Top GRI Satisfaction Index in August

Greek hotels hold the top position in terms of quality and services with an August GRI score of 86.9 percent, according to data released by INSETE.

Greece: New Relief Actions for Thomas Cook-affected Businesses

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

TUI Aims to Fill ‘Gap’ Thomas Cook Left in Greek Hotels

TUI is looking to pick up the pieces from the collapse of Thomas Cook, which left behind thousands of stranded tourists and lost hotel bookings in many countries, including Greece.

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 Casts Shadow Over World Tourism Day for Greek Professionals

Thomas Cook's recent collapse prevented Greece's tourism bodies from being in a celebratory mood on World Tourism Day 2019.

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.

Greece Looks to Support Travelers, Businesses Affected by Thomas Cook Collapse

The Tourism Ministry in Greece is exploring ways to support Greek tourism businesses affected by the collapse of UK travel giant Thomas Cook.

SETE Calls for Tourism Alliance Between Sector and Ministry

SETE has called for an "alliance" between the tourism sector's stakeholders and the Tourism Ministry in order for crucial issues to be resolved.

INSETE: Five New Greek Destinations Winning Over Travelers in June

Skiathos is one of five new most sought-after Greek destinations entering the top 10 for June 2019, according to a monthly bulletin by INSETE.