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Greek Tourism Sector Applauds PM’s Statements

Greece's tourism heads applauded the recent statements made by the country's Prime Minister that include an announced 10-year strategic plan for the sector.

Greek Hotels Spent €1.6 Billion on Upgrades in 2017-2018

Investments of Greek hoteliers for upgrades in their units during 2017-2018 amounted to over 1.6 billion euros, according to the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

HotelAvailabilities Now Connected with Bidroom

Hoteliers in Greece can proceed with the connection of their property via HotelAvailabilities to Bidroom and manage their inventory and rates with zero commission.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Gov’t to Take Action, Pay Attention to Their Needs

Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) President Grigoris Tasios expressed his dissatisfaction with government officials who "have failed to effectively address hoteliers’ problems".

Lebanon is Honored Country at Athens International Tourism Expo 2018 in Greece

Lebanon's participation as the honored country at the AIT Expo 2018 is expected to mark the start of a new momentum in bilateral tourism relations with Greece.

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.

Thomas Cook Invites Greek Hoteliers to Invest in New Hospitality Concepts

Thomas Cook CEO Peter Fankhauser is inviting Greek hoteliers, investors and banks to join forces with the group for new investments in Greece’s hospitality sector.

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.

Aqua Vista Hotels Supports Hospitality Initiative to Reinforce Greek Tourism

Aqua Vista Hotels was the exclusive Hospitality Sponsor of “The Hotel Design Workshop” event, held recently on the Cycladic island of Santorini.

AccorHotels Sees Bright Future in Greece – Interview with VP Leisure Sales Jean-Claude Balanos

AccorHotels' VP Leisure Sales Jean-Claude Balanos speaks to GTP in regards to the hotel group further developing in the Greek market.

Greek Hoteliers Reach Out to Markets in Southeastern Europe

Greek hoteliers are reaching out to Southeastern Europe by starting with a strong presence at Serbia’s International Fair of Tourism held in Belgrade, and at Romania’s TTR.

Greek Hotel Chamber to Focus on Sector Challenges at 7th General Assembly

The latest legislative developments that indirectly or directly affect the operation of Greek hotels will be analyzed at the 7th General Assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

New Luxury Hotels to Open on the Greek Islands in 2018

Visitors to the Greek islands this year will find many new luxury hotels to choose from as a number of major investment projects are near completion.

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.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.

Greek Hoteliers Unclear About New ‘Stayover Tax’

Greek hoteliers are unclear regarding the details surrounding the new "stayover tax", expected to take effect as of January 1, 2018.

Hotel Sector Trends Revealed at 1st Int’l Hospitality Forum in Athens

New developments and challenges in the hospitality and tourism sector were discussed during the 1st International Hospitality Forum in Athens.

100% Hotel Show: Advanced Topics at Hotelier Workshops 2017 – Schedule

The 100% Hotel Show's "Hotelier Workshops" this year will present many advanced topics, aiming to offer essential knowledge to Greek hoteliers.