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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.

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.