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SETE Chief: Regulation Vital for Short-term Rental Market in Greece

Regulation of the short-term rental market in Greece is key to maintaining balance in the tourism sector, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Q&A on Short-term Leasing in Greece

Questions and Answers (Q&A) for property owners interested in leasing their homes for short-term accommodation purposes via online sharing platforms, such as Airbnb.

Greek Hoteliers Call on Minister to Address Vacation Rentals Law Omissions 

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) is calling on the government to re-examine the legal framework covering short-term vacation rentals.

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.

Greece’s Online Registry for Short-term Rentals Goes Live

The electronic registry for property owners leasing their homes for short-term accommodation via online sharing platforms, is now operational on www.aade.gr.

Greece Losing Revenue as Short-term Rental Registry Saga Continues

Greece's Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has yet to launch the electronic registry for Airbnb-style rentals in the country.

Greek Tourism Ministry Approves Revised Rating Scheme for Rooms to Let

The Greek Tourism Ministry has approved a revised rating scheme for rooms to let, laying out the terms for classification.

Athens Popular Airbnb Option, Rental Registry Set to Launch

Athens is among the most popular destinations for travelers seeking accommodation via online sharing platforms, according to data recently released by Inside Airbnb.

Greek Hotel Chamber Supports Startup Cluster for Tourism Businesses

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels is taking the Travel Startups Greece cluster under its wing, aiming to establish innovation in Greek hotels and the tourism sector.

‘Thematic Tourism Key to Boost Arrivals to Greece’ – Interview with Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos

Greece should focus on thematic infrastructure in order to further develop its tourism product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Strategy Key to Tourism Growth, Says Greek Hotel Chamber Head

Ensuring the sustainability of tourism enterprises through far-reaching strategies is key to a competitive product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

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.

Airbnb Runs into Obstacles Worldwide

Airbnb is facing all the more obstacles since it first entered the market, as authorities try to restrict the expansion of the home-sharing practice that has taken popular destinations by storm.

Tax-evading Airbnb Owners ‘Nabbed’ in Greece

The first Airbnb owners, who failed to declare their earnings from home-sharing practices, were recently uncovered by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE).

‘Stayover Tax’ Charged to Short-day Hotel Stays in Greece

The "stayover tax" in Greece will also be charged to short-day hotel stays and overnights at Airbnb-style rentals that offer additional hospitality services.

GDPR: Greek Hotel Chamber to Help Members Prepare for Europe’s New Privacy Law

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will carry out actions to provide help to its member hotels regarding the upcoming new privacy law, known as GDPR.

Greece Finalizes Airbnb Online Registration Platform

Property owners leasing their homes via Airbnb or other platforms will be required within the month to register all rental activity on an electronic registry.

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.

GNTO Chief: 2018 Starts with Increase in Tourism Arrivals by 15-30%

Tourism arrivals to Greece have increased by 15-30% since the beginning of the year, according to GNTO President Charalambos Karimalis.