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Greek Taxmen May Pose as Tourists to Worm Out Illegal Airbnb Rentals

Greek taxmen may go undercover as tourists and conduct on-the-spot checks to ferret out sharing economy lodgings that are operating illegally.

Levy on Short-term Rentals to Boost Greek State Coffers by €48 million

Annual income earned from Airbnb-style rentals is set to be taxed up to 45 percent, boosting state coffers by some 48 million euros in 2018.

Greek Gov’t Can Collect Up to €48m in 2018 by Taxing Airbnb-style Rentals

A total of 48 million euros is estimated to go into Greek state coffers in 2018 according to a document released, revealing a set of 140 EU requirements Greece must implement.

Bill for Short-term Rentals Goes to Greek Parliament

A bill set to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, resulting from short-term rentals of residential properties, was tabled in parliament.

Greece Sharing Economy Bill Set for Parliament

A bill expected - once passed into law - to regulate an ever-growing shadow economy in Greece, is set to be tabled in parliament in the upcoming period.

Tourism Accommodation Body Calls for Inclusion of Greek SMEs in Funding Programs

Small- and medium-sized tourism businesses should be able to tap into development programs in order to ensure the quality of services offered and gain added value, according to the president of the Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises (SETKE) Panagiotis Tokouzis.

Spetses’ Poseidonion and Kivotos Mykonos Set Up Best Practices Platform

Spetses’ landmark Poseidonion Grande Hotel has teamed up with the Kivotos Mykonos to establish a network of hospitality and tourism establishments seeking to promote best practices.

Greek Property Owners Prefer Tourists to Tenants

At the prospect of making an added 50 or 60 euros a day, Greek property owners are preferring to lease to tourists instead of long-term tenants as more and more are joining sharing economy platforms.

Greece Draft Law: Hefty Fines for Illegal Home Rentals to Tourists

According to a draft law currently being examined at the Greek finance ministry, individuals found renting properties to tourists illegally will be subject to hefty fines.

EU Commission Says Sharing Economy OK with ‘Responsible’ Use

In efforts to ensure fair play, competitiveness, consistency and quality, the European Commission said the sharing economy can prove to be an opportunity if “done right”, contributing to jobs and growth if developed in a responsible manner.

What’s Up with the Sharing Economy? Commission to Decide

If there ever was a practice causing commotion in the travel industry then “sharing economy” is it. Now, the future of the business that has brought hospitality sector professionals to the brink will be decided on June 2, when the European Commission releases its suggestions for...

Corfu Hoteliers Event Explores Challenges to Hospitality Sector

The challenges of the hospitality sector took center stage during a meeting of the Corfu Hotels Association on Tuesday, which also revealed the findings of a recent Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP) report for the Ionian Islands.

New Faces: Christina Argyrou, Partnerships Manager at ‘Welcome’

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Christina Argyrou, the Partnerships Manager at Welcome, a start up travel company that provides, via transfers, travel essentials and mobile technology, the most personalized and complete travel experience from the moment...

Airbnb Athens Bookings Boost Local Economy by 69 million Euros

Hospitality platform Airbnb has boosted the local economy by 69 million euros, supported over 1,000 jobs and is attracting new visitors to Athens, a study released on Wednesday found.
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