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Azur Boutique Hotel a Doorway to the Athenian Riviera

Azur Boutique Hotel’s top quality, subtle elegance and warm hospitality are sure to make your stay in Vouliagmeni on the Athenian Riviera, memorable.

Thomas Cook Appoints New Director to Oversee its Hotels in Spain and Greece

Thomas Cook Hotels and Resorts has appointed a new Director of Operations to oversee its managed hotels in Spain and Greece.

Greek Tourism Ministry Updates Terms for Operation of Playgrounds in Hotels

All playgrounds in hotels in Greece must now be licensed prior to their opening to guests, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece’s Hotel Occupancy Down in Q1 2019

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels reported lower first-quarter occupancy rates and a drop in early bookings for the 2019 summer season in Greece.

Xenia Hotel on Chios Put Up for Auction

The bidding process for a concession for the historic Xenia hotel on the Greek island of Chios has been launched via an e-auction.

Greece’s Grand Forest Metsovo Named ‘Europe’s Leading Landmark Hotel’

The 5-star Grand Forest Metsovo in Ioannina was announced as "Europe's Leading Landmark Hotel" at the World Travel Awards (WTA) Europe 2019 event.

Selina Hotel Chain Appoints George Liakakos as Country Sales & Marketing Director for Greece

Selina, an international hospitality brand, has appointed George Liakakos as its Country Sales & Marketing Director for Greece.

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.

Mitsis Hotels Group Enters Digital Era with Cosmote Solutions

Committed to offering the finest quality services to its clients, Greece’s Mitsis Hotels Group enters the digital era by implementing innovative COSMOTE...

Price, Hotel Category and Visitor Reviews Top trivago User Searches

Price is the leading factor for more than half of users searching for travel options, according to a study recently released by search engine trivago.

Agreement Foresees Discount on Intellectual Rights Fees for Greek Hoteliers

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers and the Special Service of Emergency Rights Management - EYED have signed a MoU, in efforts to relieve hoteliers of steep fees for the use of music.

A Decade of Success for Aldemar’s Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring

Aldemar Resorts’ Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring, a collaborative project promoting Greek gastronomy, recently celebrated 10 years of Greek tastes on tour.

‘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.

Sales Seminars for Greek Hoteliers – Next Stop: Santorini

Five key players in the Greek tourism sector will give tips to hoteliers on increasing revenue, during the third Sales Seminar to take place on October 26 on Santorini.

Piraeus Bank Signs Financing Agreement of €40m with Thomas Cook Hotel Investments

Greece's Piraeus Bank has signed a financing agreement of €40 million with Thomas Cook Hotel Investments, a joint venture between Thomas Cook plc and LMEY Investments.

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.