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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

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.
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Greek Startup Scene Gaining Ground, Travel Tech in Top 3

Greece's startup scene has been growing stronger during the few last years, with 7.93 percent of Greek startup companies active in travel and tourism.

Greek Tourism to Shine in Australia in 2020

Greek tourism professionals will meet with Australian tour operators during the 1st Greek Panorama Roadshow, which will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2020.

Mykonos Holds Strong as Luxury Destinations Drop Hotel Rates

The popular island of Mykonos continues to hold strong this season, while other favorite jet set destinations appear to have decreased their hotel rates.

Greece’s Divani Collection Joins ‘Global Hotel Alliance’

Greece’s Divani Collection has joined the Global Hotel Alliance (GHA), a leading international alliance of independent hotel brands.

New ‘Azur Suites’ Aparthotel to Open in Glyfada

Azur Suites, a new aparthotel located in the suburb of Glyfada, on the Athenian Riviera, is ready to open its doors for the summer of 2019.

Glion: New Master’s Degrees in Entrepreneurship, Finance & Luxury Management in Hospitality

The Glion Institute of Higher Education has announced its new portfolio of master’s degrees in hospitality, luxury management and finance, available across campuses in Switzerland and the UK.

Emirates: ‘Expo 2020 Dubai’ Pavilion to Focus on Future of Commercial Aviation

Emirates, the premier partner and the official airline of Expo 2020 Dubai, has unveiled the design and visitor experience concepts of its ultra-modern pavilion for the six-month mega event.

Paros’ Five-star ‘Summer Senses’ Hotel to Open in June

The Cycladic island of Paros is getting ready to welcome the “Summer Senses”, a new five-star hotel, set to open its doors in June 2019.