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Greek Hoteliers To Unite And Attract Luxury Tourists

Greek hoteliers are planning to design a new tourism package, gain a leading role in luxury tourism and attract visitors of high income, the Greek press said last month.

Domestic Tourism May Tumble This Year

The number of Greeks going on holiday at home this year may see a 20 percent drop compared to the year before that will affect tourism revenue at a rate of three to four percent, according to recent statements made to the press by the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers last month....

Resignation Forces Hotel Sector Leadership Reshuffle

The Greek tourism sector last month saw changes in the leaderships of the country’s key tourism organizations with Yiannis Retsos taking over the chairmanship of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers.

Philoxenia 2010: Council Of Hotel Associations

The VAT reduction on accommodation facilities (from 11 percent to the low rate of 6.5 percent) was the main topic of discussion at this year’s council of hotel associations during Philoxenia. During the council, Andreas Andreadis, president of the Hellenic Federation of...

Slight Recovery Expected For Greek Tourism In 2011

Foreign arrivals at 13 of Greece’s main airports increased by 0.85 percent year-on-year in September while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 0.57 percent during the first nine months of the year, according to Civil Aviation Authority data released last month.

Andreas Andreadis

Almost a year ago we were expressing our concern for the dark clouds that had begun to form over the horizons of Greek tourism.

Rumored VAT Hike Troubles Tourism Sector

Greek tourism professionals unanimously agreed last month that a potential increase of the VAT rate on tourism services would be “disastrous” for the sector.

PM Optimistic On Greek Tourism, Professionals Worried

“Greek tourism has been switched to autopilot and left unattended, something that was obvious at this year’s Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF)… We did not hear that Greece would carry out what its competitors are im­plementing, whether that be a promotion campaign or the...

July Strikes Put Greek Tourism In Limbo

While Greece was already suffering a decline in visitor numbers, the tourism sector was tested in July with disruptions to flights and an ongoing strike by fuel-truck drivers that led to gasoline shortages across the country.

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.

Tourism Leaders All For Tourism Museum

At a recent seminar held in the Old Parliament in downtown Athens tourism and political leaders gave their full support and are one hundred percent in favor of the Women in Tourism association's proposal to create a Greek tourism museum.