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Hoteliers Against New Subsidies

Hoteliers are voicing strong opposition to a clause in the new investment incentives law that provides for subsidies of at least 15 percent for the construction of new hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki.

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Online Bookings Can Support Tourism

The key role of online reservations and strategies for the development of the global tourism industry in the coming years was recently presented to Greek hoteliers at a workshop organized by Xenia Exhibitions-Conferences.

Hoteliers Enlightened On Social Media

Greek hotels do not take advantage of today's technology, according to the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' Ideas & Action Council (SID) forum held recently titled "Internet Social Media: On-line Travel Communities."

WTM Participants Foresee Double-digit Tourism Increase for Greece

Greek tourism is expected to record a back-to-back rise in 2006 following this year's bumper season, which saw an estimated 10 percent increase after years of decline, according to tourism professionals who visited last month's World Travel Market held in London.

Sleek Presentations at Panorama 2005

The record number visitors to the Greek capital's annual domestic tourism fair, Tourism Panorama, which was opened this year by Deputy Minister for Tourism Development Anastassios Liaskos, saw sleek presentations by a good number of the country's regional prefectures.

Continued Difficulties for Athenian Hoteliers

Hoteliers in the Athens area continue to face painful economic problems and some even face extreme difficulty when it comes to paying running monthly expenses. They say the strong investment in modernization carried out prior to the 2004 Athens Olympics, in conjunction with...

Planned New Convention Center Includes New Hotel

The Attica hotel owners association met with the head of Hellenic Tourism Properties recently to discuss the construction of a convention center at the old Athens International Airport at Hellenikon. When and if completed, the center will accommodate 8,000 participants. A hotel...

2004 Tourism Picture Remains Clouded

When compared with last year, the drop in tourism arrivals this year is expected to reach anywhere between less than 1% to as high as 10%. It all depends on whom you listen to. Tourism revenue, again according to whom you listen to, will drop from 5% to as high as 15% against...

Hoteliers Back to Basics

Hundreds of flights a day seen during the first 20 days of the month of August have been bringing plane-loads of Olympic visitors to Athens, especially during the days leading up to the launch of the Olympic Games. But it's still too early to confirm whether predictions - that...

Hoteliers Look To Domestic Travelers

Greek hoteliers are turning to domestic travelers in order to cover the loss of foreign arrivals expected this year. Many hoteliers already are working with local travel agents to create package programs with an enticing pricing policy. Travel agents and hoteliers expect to work...

Greeks Expected To Stay Home This Summer

The prolonged recession of the Greek economy and the country’s unpopular austerity measures that have included tax hikes, salary and pension cuts, high income tax payments and soon the second instalment of the infamous “haratsi” (special property tax) will most likely keep Greeks...

Greek Hoteliers Give Negative Economic Outlook In Survey

Greece was the least optimistic in Europe as 59 percent of Greek hoteliers from large properties said they believed the economy would get worse, according to the “Mid-year TripAdvisor Industry Index” report released recently by leading travel website TripAdvisor.

TUI Sparks Panic With Drachma Warning To Greek Hoteliers

“In recent months, one of the reasons we got into this situation was the misinformation and the fact that markets made reckless movements without taking data and results under consideration,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos told US business TV channel CNBC last...

Hoteliers Cautious On Tourism Residential Accommodation

Greek hoteliers consider the tourism residential accommodation a necessary measure but under certain conditions, according to a survey carried out recently by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Conference Tourism Remains Strong

Ever larger numbers of Greek hoteliers have invested heavily in conference facilities over the past years. So far, the investment has paid off. Expenses have been covered royally as income from conference organization is substantial.

Hoteliers Upset With TripAdvisor Website

Occasional hotel reviews on the TripAdvisor website with unfavorable comments that do not correspond to reality have caused problems for Greek hoteliers, according to the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
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Yiannis Retsos, President Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. This year’s tourism season has proved rather rough and difficult, yet challenging for the Greek Tourism sector. As up to the end of June, the state of the market was worrying, the outlook seemed gloomy and the rest of the season highly unpredictable,...

Greek Hoteliers To Unite And Attract Luxury Tourists

Greek hoteliers are planning to design a new tourism package, gain a leading role in luxury tourism and attract visitors of high income, the Greek press said last month.

Arrival Figures Remain Steady

Greece's tourism industry is expected to host about the same level of visitors as last year, but prospects regarding revenue are less certain.