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Greek Tourism Body Hails New Labor Agreement

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) welcomed the national general labor agreement signed with the General Confederation of Greek Workers (GSEE).

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.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Greek Hoteliers Say Short-term Rental Law Null

Greek hoteliers expressed their doubts over whether a new law can control Airbnb-like operations and curb illegal activity.

Grigoris Tasios Elected President of Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Grigoris Tasios was elected as the president of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (POX) on Thursday, November 9.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Greek hotels have again verified the exceptional level of services they offer to their clients, standing high among competition, while more and more of them are winning international awards of prestige and excellence.

Greek Hospitality Sector Welcomes 5-star Hotel Boom

Greece’s hospitality industry is seeing all the more 5-star hotels at major destinations across the country, offering visitors high quality services and at the same time attracting higher income travelers.

Greek Hoteliers Discuss Challenges at 6th General Assembly

Greek hoteliers discussed the challenges of the industry during the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels' 6th general assembly on Friday.

Greek Tourism: Less Revenue in 2016, More Challenges in 2017

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, expects no increase in tourism revenue for Greece this year, despite the rise in arrivals to the country.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2016, Spreads the Word about Accessibility

On the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek tourism figures give their messages to mark the importance of Accessible Tourism and the creation of environments that can cater for the needs of all of us.

MEPs Put Greece, Europe Tourism on the Table

The importance of initiatives to advance tourism growth and cruise travel to Greece and Europe was at the center of a day event held at the European Parliament on Monday.

‘Guardian’ Sees Greece Tourism Upsurge Due to Safety, Stability

Athens is ready to host some 4.5 million visitors this year and the Guardian is describing the rising tourism numbers as a “miracle”, adding that much of the upsurge is linked to Greece’s safety record.

Extra Tax Measure Sparks Reaction in Greek Hotel Industry

Greece’s hoteliers are up in arms over a new indirect tax that is part of the structural reforms required as part of the country’s debt deal with its lenders.

Greek Hotel Industry Up Against Slow Bookings, Overtaxation and ‘Underground Economy’ this Year

This year has become a challenging time for the Greek hotel industry with many diverse challenges being thrown its way such as lagging bookings, overtaxation and the "underground economy" created by short-term home rentals, according to the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Extra ‘Sleep’ Tax Angers Greece Hoteliers

Weeks before the official launch of the summer tourism season, Greece’s hoteliers are furious over a proposed tax on accommodation which comes on top of other levies imposed last year.

Greek Hoteliers Say ‘No’ to Proposed New Accommodation Tax

Greece's hoteliers are up in arms over the government's proposal to impose a new accommodation tax for each night spent in the country's hotels.

Greek Hoteliers Face Challenges Despite Positive Tourism Data

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX), Yiannis Retsos, on Thursday informed journalists on the challenges Greek hoteliers are up against, despite this year's encouraging tourism figures.

New Hotels to Open in the Heart of Athens

Syntagma and Omonia squares in central Athens will welcome two new grande hotels in 2016.

Possible New Tax Measures Worry Greek Hotel Industry

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) on Friday voiced concern over the impact new measures would have on the hotel sector and the national economy in general, during a meeting with Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek Hoteliers Express Concern on Possible VAT Hike

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers (POX) has expressed deep concern regarding a possible increase of the value-added tax (VAT) rate on accommodation.