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Road Arrivals to Greece Pick Up Pace in August

The number of road arrivals to Greece gained momentum in August exceeding the 1 million mark, according to INSETE data.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Recovery in 3 to 5 Years

Greek hoteliers hit by the Covid-19 crisis will start recovering losses in three to five years’ time, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Tourism Normalcy in 2022

Greek hoteliers are expecting tourism normalcy in 2022, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Revised Covid-19 Health Protocols Due to Changing Weather

In view of autumn and of the changing weather conditions, Greece’s hoteliers are calling on authorities to update the health protocols for Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Say Tourism to Reinforce Northern Evia Recovery

Tourism enterprises in Northern Evia face viability challenges after fires ravaged the island this month, with local hoteliers calling for an urgent recovery package.

Greek Hoteliers Offer Hundreds of Rooms in Fire-hit Areas

Greek hoteliers are making available hundreds of rooms as accommodation for victims of the wildfires that have been devastating Greece.

Covid-19: Greece to Increase Quarantine Hotels, Ship Isolation Cabins

Greek authorities have decided to increase the number of Covid-19 quarantine hotels and ship isolation cabins to address the rise of cases in Greece.

Tourism – F&B Boost June Employment in Greece

A total of 73,502 new jobs were created in June, up by an additional 35,954 against June 2020 mostly driven by the re-opening of tourism and F&B businesses.

Mainland Greece Hoteliers Want Additional Aid Due to Covid-19

Hoteliers in mainland Greece and primarily in the north are calling on the government to provide additional support to ensure the operation of hotels impacted by Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Measures to Avert Employee Dismissals

Citing near to zero bookings, Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to introduce a new round of support measures in order to prevent employee dismissals. 

Covid-19: Greek Hoteliers Call for Measures to Facilitate Road Tourism

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take measures that will facilitate road travel and ensure safe admission into the country.

Greek Tourism Minister Visits Romania Ahead of Summer Re-opening

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is on an official visit to Romania as part of an awareness-raising effort ahead of Greece’s re-opening to tourists in May.

Greek Hoteliers Want Rapid Testing for Staff and Guests

Hoteliers in Greece are proposing on-the-spot rapid testing to be conducted on employees and guests in efforts to ensure that a possible Covid-19 spread is under control.

Halkidiki Tourism Professionals May Cover 50% of Covid-19 Testing Costs for Tourists

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, are examining the possibility of paying for part of the cost of Covid-19 testing for tourists.

Greek Hotel Restaurants Ordered to Close on Christmas, New Year Eve

Greek authorities have ordered hotels to close their restaurants for the holidays to avoid the possibility of crowding and the spread of Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Send Out an SOS Due to Impact of Covid-19

Greek hoteliers, owners of mainly small family-run units in mountainous areas, have called for actions for their businesses to survive the financial slowdown caused by Covid-19.

Greek Hoteliers Want Tax Exemption on Uncollected Thomas Cook Payments

Greek hoteliers are requesting they be exempt from paying taxes on invoice amounts still owed by Thomas Cook, which declared bankruptcy in 2019.

Rethymno will Aim to Attract More American Tourists in 2021

The Municipality of Rethymno has joined forces with ASTA Greece to promote the city's tourism offerings to the US market and attract more travelers.

Greek Hoteliers Chief ‘Rings Alarm Bell’ for Covid-19 Consequences on Sector

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios referred to the "harsh reality" that Greek hotels are facing due to the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Hoteliers Honored for Supporting Entrepreneurship

Greek hoteliers Aristotelis Thomopoulos, Sakellarios Soulounias and Constantinos Leventis have been honored for their dedication to entrepreneurship and to the protection of hoteliers' rights.