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Key Tourism Figures 2019: Grigoris Tasios, President, Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Greek Tourism Sector Applauds PM’s Statements

Greece's tourism heads applauded the recent statements made by the country's Prime Minister that include an announced 10-year strategic plan for the sector.

Greek Tourism Sector Hails Announced VAT Reductions in Food, Hotel Sectors

Tourism bodies in Greece have applauded the government's announced relief measures, which include the reduction of VAT on restaurants and hotels.

Drop in Overnights Expected in Greece this Year, Says Hoteliers Federation

Overnight stays in Greek hotels this season are expected to drop by 5 percent, according to the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation's president, Grigoris Tasios.

Hellenic Hoteliers Federation Celebrates 70 Years, Honors Key Sector Entrepreneurs

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation celebrated its 70th Anniversary and honored 12 entrepreneurs for their contribution to the sector's development.

Greek Hoteliers Federation Takes Part in Ecocity Forum 2018

The Hellenic Hoteliers Federation will participate in the Ecocity Forum 2018 "Circular Economy in Smart Cities" event, which focuses on circular economy issues.

Greek Hoteliers See Short-term Rental Phenomenon Growing Excessively

The short-term rental phenomenon is growing excessively in Greece, creating unfair competition for the country's hotel industry, according to Greek hoteliers.

Greek Tourist Traffic for Orthodox Easter Down, Say Hoteliers

Greek hoteliers are betting on last-minute bookings to boost Easter season business as pre-reservations are lagging behind compared to last year.

Wyndham Grand Athens Honored at Greek Hospitality Awards 2018

Five-star hotel Wyndham Grand Athens, operated by Zeus International, received two honors at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

‘Tool’ Wins Silver as Best Greek Hotel Website Developer for 2018

Digital marketing services company "Tool" won the silver award in the Best Greek Hotel Website Developer category at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

Makedonia Palace Named Top Hotel in Greece for 2018

The Makedonia Palace in Thessaloniki won the gold award in the "Top Greek Hotel 2018" category at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

Novotel Athens Wins Gold and Silver at Greek Hospitality Awards 2018

Novotel Athens received the gold award in the "Best International Hotel Brand" category at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

Mideast Travel Receives Silver, Named Best Tour Operator in Greece

Mideast Travel Worldwide has received the Silver Award in the Best Tour Operator category at the Greek Hospitality Awards 2018.

Workathlon’s ‘1st Interactive Hospitality Fair’ a Great Success

More than 400 hospitality talents attended Workathlon's "1st Interactive Hospitality Fair" that took place in Thessaloniki.

Halkidiki Hoteliers: Sharing Economy Accounting for €30m in Losses

Hotels and rented room owners in Halkidiki are being deprived of 30 million euros in revenue from the operation of Airbnb-style properties, the Halkidiki Hotel Association said.

Greece Hoteliers Table their Troubles at Philoxenia

The heads of the country’s hotelier associations met in Thessaloniki, last week, to discuss crucial issues affecting the sector including the need to restore the VAT rates to competitive levels, reduce taxation, boost domestic tourism and deal with the refugee crisis.

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

The pricing policy of Greek hotels once again strengthened, to a great extent, the coordinated effort to keep demand going, as most hotels responded to the capital controls, at the peak of the season, with discounts and offers.

All-Inclusive Services Proposal Angers Hoteliers

“My proposal was not to ban all-inclusive services at hotels but to reward investors of new hotels with extra government subsidies if they choose not to offer such services,” according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis.

Tourism Professionals Fear VAT Hike Rumors

“Any decision that affects the viability and prospects of Greek tourism with low benefits is economic suicide, not fiscal policy,” the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said last month.

Hotelier Federation Warns Of Tourism Revenue Slide

“The current tourism leadership, just like the previous one, has managed to devalue the country's tourism product by some 15 percent, causing tourism’s contribution to Greece’s GDP to shrink from 18 percent in 2008 to 15 percent this year,” according to President of the Hellenic...
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