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‘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.

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.

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 Send Minister Notes on Tourism Bill

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a series of revisions to a draft bill, which includes a provision on special tourism infrastructure.

Amsterdam to Impose 30-day Limit on Airbnb-style Rentals

In efforts to rein in short-term home rentals, officials in Amsterdam said the city would be imposing a cap of 30 nights per year as of 2019.

Greek Taxmen May Pose as Tourists to Worm Out Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Greek taxmen may go undercover as tourists and conduct on-the-spot checks to ferret out sharing economy lodgings that are operating illegally.

Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.

European Commission Gives Greek Breakfast Action Thumbs Up

Greek Breakfast, an initiative of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (HCH), has been named national winner at the European Enterprise Promotion Awards.