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Hotel Chamber Discusses Greek Tourism’s Major Challenges with Minister

The major challenges that Greek tourism is up against - competitiveness, infrastructure and Brexit - were discussed between the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

Greek Ministry Decides Hotels with Ports to Pay Rent

Hotels which operate tourist ports or marinas on their premises will be required to pay an annual rent, according to a decision by Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis

‘Corrective Action’ for Greek Tourism Comes First, Says Minister

The Greek Tourism Ministry will focus on reaching out to last-minute bookers, with additional efforts aimed at speeding up visa procedures.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.
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Lower H1 Occupancy Rates Concern Athens Hoteliers

Occupancy levels at hotels in Athens recorded a 3.8 percent decline, while revenue per room decreased by 2.9 percent in the first half of 2019.

Greek Hotel Chamber – Google Team Up for ‘CapsuleT’ Startup Accelerator

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has joined forces with Google for its CapsuleT initiative, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator, aimed at speeding up the launch of tourism startups.

Greece’s Hotel Occupancy Down in Q1 2019

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels reported lower first-quarter occupancy rates and a drop in early bookings for the 2019 summer season in Greece.

Hotels Chamber Works to Get Greek Hospitality Industry Issues High on EU Agenda

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has tabled the urgent tourism issues that need to go high on the EU agenda ahead of European elections on May 26.

Marketing Greece’s 2018 Tourism Campaign Grabs Attention of Global Media

Focusing on the multi-dimensional character of Athens and lesser known destinations, Marketing Greece’s 2018 tourism campaign attracted the interest of international media.

Athens’ Psyrri Quarter Evolving into Airbnb Neighborhood

The once buzzing Athens neighborhood of Psyrri is coming back to life as more and more buyers invest in short-term rentals, boutique hotels and accommodation facilities.

Home Sharing Breathes Life into Underdeveloped Athens Neighborhoods

The growing Airbnb phenomenon in Greece is now penetrating underdeveloped neighborhoods in Athens, breathing life and creating new conditions of safety and business activity.

Kavala and Thasos Come Together for Tourism

Marketing Greece has launched the new “Tourism Partnership for Kavala-Thasos” in efforts to further develop and promote the tourism offerings of both destinations.

Greece’s Tourism Research Institute ITEP Enters New Era

Greece's Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) has announced plans to offer even more research on the Greek hotel sector to professionals.

Greece’s Tourism Startup Accelerator ‘CapsuleT’ Goes Live

Aiming to accelerate the launch of tourism startups, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has introduced "CapsuleT", Greece's first Travel – Hospitality Accelerator.

Greek Authorities Pull in Tax-dodging Airbnb Proprietors

Tax authorities in Greece have reeled in 38 Airbnb owners, who failed to declare some 23,222 euros in earnings from home-sharing practices in 2018.

Conference Tourism a Good Bet for Greece

Special interest tourism products such as meetings or conference tourism can contribute to sustaining the Greek tourism sector’s dynamic, says the Bank of Greece.

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).

Greek Central Bank Chief Says Tourism, Exports Driving Growth

A rise in exports of goods and services and excellent tourism performance, contributed to Greece's economic growth in 2018, according to Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras.

From ITB to #FoodExpo2019 Greek Breakfast Expands Outward

After winning over the crowds at ITB Berlin earlier this month, the ever-growing Greek Breakfast project made its debut at the Greece Food Expo 2019 in Athens.