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Samothrace Ferry Issue Prompts Hoteliers’ Call for Infrastructure

The disruption to transportation to and from the island of Samothrace at the peak of the tourism season has spurred the reaction of Greek hoteliers.

Greek Tourism Trade Bodies Calling for ‘Softer’ Measures

Reducing employee insurance contributions is among the proposals tabled by Greek tourism trade bodies with regard to a draft law tabled in parliament.

Popular Greek Destinations Claim Bulk of Orthodox Easter Pre-bookings

Orthodox Easter tourist traffic in Greece is concentrated in popular destinations with lesser-known locations struggling to see figures rise.

Greek Hoteliers, Environmentalists Furious Over Shady Shoreline Bill

Greece’s hoteliers and environmental groups are up in arms over a new shoreline use law, expected to have catastrophic effects on the environment and tourism, if passed.

Greek Hoteliers Say 3-day Holidays a Boon, but Taxation Still Heavy

Greek hoteliers were rubbing their hands this week after the three-day Clean Monday weekend, which brought in the crowds and packed the hotels.

Patra, Xanthi Hotels Fully Booked for Carnival

Xanthi and Patra hoteliers are expressing satisfaction with occupancy levels for the upcoming three-day holiday weekend marking the end of carnival season in Greece.

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.

Greek Hoteliers Satisfied with Holiday Season Occupancy Rates

Traditional winter destinations, mostly in mainland Greece, are set to win over the crowds this holiday season, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Greece’s Labor Contract for Hotel Workers Extended

Labor Minister Efi Achtsioglou has signed the relevant ministerial decision for the extension of Greece's hotel sector collective labor contract.

Greek Hoteliers Chief Urges Vigilance for Stronger Results

The new labor agreement, the country’s rental policy and taxation topped the agenda of talks during the annual general assembly of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX).

Tools for New Era of Accommodation Introduced to Athens-Attica Hotel Owners

Innovation and energy-saving policies were the focus of the “Hotel Services and Strategic Partners” conference held by the Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association.

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.

‘Greek Hospitality Awards 2018’ Announces Best Hotels and Resorts

Greece’s very best hotels and resorts were honored during the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018 gala dinner, which took place recently in Athens.

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.

Greece’s New ‘Stayover Tax’ to Be Charged to Hotel Guests

The new stayover tax, which will be imposed on Greek hotels as of January 1, 2018, will be charged to guests and will not be subject to VAT.

Greek Hoteliers Unclear About New ‘Stayover Tax’

Greek hoteliers are unclear regarding the details surrounding the new "stayover tax", expected to take effect as of January 1, 2018.

Greek MEPs, Hoteliers Up in Arms Over More Airport Checks

Greek MEPs and hoteliers recently expressed concerns over the tight security screenings imposed on travelers from Greece at German airports.
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