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Greek Hotels Seeing Drop in Overnight Stays for 2019 Season

Greek hotels this season are seeing overnight stays down by 15 percent on the mainland and 10 percent on the islands, according to the president of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, Grigoris Tasios.

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 Tourism Sector Hails Announced VAT Reductions in Food, Hotel Sectors

Tourism bodies in Greece have applauded the government's announced relief measures, which include the reduction of VAT on restaurants and hotels.

Drop in Overnights Expected in Greece this Year, Says Hoteliers Federation

Overnight stays in Greek hotels this season are expected to drop by 5 percent, according to the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation's president, Grigoris Tasios.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Celebrates 70 Years, Honors Key Sector Entrepreneurs

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation celebrated its 70th Anniversary and honored 12 entrepreneurs for their contribution to the sector's development.

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.

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".

Greek Airbnb Property Managers Seek Hospitality Know-how from Hoteliers

Short-term rental property managers have reached out to Greek hoteliers seeking to be taught the basics on hospitality and tourism.

Northern Greece Hoteliers Say March Pre-bookings to Set Pace for 2019

Northern Greece hoteliers are cautious when making forecasts for 2019 in view of Brexit and the comeback of rival markets, and expect to have a clear indication after March.

Halkidiki Tourism Body Head Optimistic About 2019

Halkidiki in Northern Greece is seeing tourism flows rise with Germans in the lead followed by the Brits, while authorities prepare to tap into the Irish market.

Greece: No Indication (Yet) of Brexit Impact on UK Bookings for 2019

The booking behavior of British holidaymakers for Greece does not seem to currently have a "Brexit effect".

Halkidiki to Welcome Ireland as New Tourism Market in 2019

Ryanair's new Dublin-Thessaloniki flight, to take off in 2019, has sparked interest for the northern Greek destination of Halkidiki from the Irish market.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Grigoris Tasios, President HHF

HHF President Grigoris Tasios shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greek Hoteliers Federation Takes Part in Ecocity Forum 2018

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation will participate in the Ecocity Forum 2018 "Circular Economy in Smart Cities" event, which focuses on circular economy issues.

Greek Hotel Federation Head Meets with Labor Minister

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (POX) President Grigoris Tasios recently brought specific issues of the Greek hotel sector to the attention of Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou.

Greek Hoteliers See Short-term Rental Phenomenon Growing Excessively

The short-term rental phenomenon is growing excessively in Greece, creating unfair competition for the country's hotel industry, according to Greek hoteliers.

Halkidiki Tourist Arrivals on Continuous Upward Trend, Says Minister

During the last three years, tourist arrivals to Halkidiki, northern Greece, have been on a continuous upward trend, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Increasing Investments Driving Halkidiki Hotel Capacity

The Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece is set to see its hotel capacity grow with an estimated 250 million euros worth of investments in the pipeline.

Halkidiki Getting Ready to Welcome More German Tourists in 2018

The northern Greek destination of Halkidiki is expecting an increase of 8 to 10 percent in arrivals from Germany this year.

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.