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OTA Insight to Focus on Hotel Online Distribution at HOTECH Athens Event

OTA Insight Business Development Manager for Greece and Cyprus Vasilios Riavoglou will focus on “Online Distribution: Navigating the distribution landscape” at the HOTECH Athens event to take place on February 6.

Enjoy Santorini the Aqua Vista Hotels Way

Aqua Vista Hotels presents a few of its exclusive properties on Santorini that are sure to offer unforgettable hospitality experiences to travelers.

Hotel Chamber Chief: Distributing Tourist Traffic Across Greece Top Priority

Distributing tourist traffic evenly across Greece should be a top priority for 2020, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Greek Tourism Body Chief Says ‘Time is Ripe’ for Structural Changes

Securing the competitiveness of the Greek tourism product through a series of measures is the top priority for the year ahead, said SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

EU Court Rules Against French Hoteliers’ Airbnb Claim

The EU’s highest court has rejected a French hotels association suit against Airbnb, ruling that the home-sharing platform is not required to hold a real estate agent's licence in order to operate in France.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Market Uneasy over Legal Actions

An unclear framework governing short-term rentals in Greece, has led dozens of home owners to take legal action against Airbnb-style activity.

INSETE: Greece’s Airbnb-frenzy Needs Regulating

Greece’s short-term rentals may have saved many struggling Greeks during the economic crisis years, but the practice needs immediate regulation, says INSETE.

Greece’s ‘Let’s Tour’ Joins Lufthansa City Center

Let's Tour, a provider of travel services based in Greece, recently entered into partnership with Lufthansa City Center (LCC).

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Hotelising Shares Expertise on Hospitality at ‘100% Hotel Show 2019’

Greek hotel sales management company Hotelising shared its know-how with Greek hoteliers during the 100% Hotel Show 2019 event.

Divani Caravel Opens Doors to New ‘Divine Acropolis View’ Suites

The Divani Caravel's brand new suites combine the Divani Collection Hotels signature hospitality experience with stunning views of the Acropolis.

SWOT to Hold 7th Edition of Business Travel Professionals Forum

SWOT will organize the two-day Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) for the seventh year, during November 28-29 in Athens.
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Brown Hotels Expands to Greece, Reopens Acropol Hotel in Athens

Brown Hotels has announced its entry in the Greek hotel market with the opening of the iconic Acropol Hotel in Athens.

Swiss Alpine Center and AHLEI Celebrate 25 Years of Partnership

The Swiss Alpine Center and the American Hotel & Lodging Educational Institute (AHLEI) recently celebrated 25 years of partnership.

Travel, Hospitality Professionals to Meet Up in Athens for BTPF Forum 2019

Greek travel and hospitality professionals will gather in Athens during November 28-29 for the Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) 2019.

Thomas Cook Domino Effect Shuts Down German, Polish Units

Thomas Cook’s German and Polish subsidiaries are entering bankruptcy proceedings and ceasing operations, following the group's collapse.

Greek Hoteliers at Odds with Booking.com over Commission Policy

Hoteliers in Greece are expressing their discontent over a policy applied by Booking.com to collect commission based on total room price VAT included.

Four Seasons Refreshes Mobile App with ‘Thoughtful Technology’

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts has invested in "thoughtful technology" and now offers its guests the opportunity to seamlessly plan their travel through its mobile app.

EU Hotels May Soon Be Rated Under Unified Star System

Aiming to ensure transparency, security and fair play, the Hotelstars Union (HSU) is preparing a unified star rating system that will apply to all hotels in the EU.

Swiss Alpine Center: Celebrating Over 30 Years of Presence in Greece

Celebrating 32 years of presence in Greece, Alpine Center presents its programs that offer the growing hospitality industry the calibre of future employees that it desires.