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Accor and AXA to Offer Medical Support to Guests at 5,000 Hotels Worldwide

Accor and AXA have partnered to provide medical support to guests across the 5,000 Accor hotels worldwide.

Protocols for Hotel Services post-Coronavirus – EU Guidelines

The Commission has issued guidelines for the establishment of health protocols in hospitality, that will ensure the safe operation of accommodation facilities in the post-coronavirus era.

HotelBrain Aims to Open All its Hotels for 2020 Greek Tourism Season

HotelBrain CEO Panos Paleologos is aiming to reopen all of the company's hotels in Greece for the 2020 tourism season but has concerns on the development of bookings.

Accor: New Label to Certify Health Standards for Hotels after Covid-19

Accor and Bureau Veritas have developed a label designed to certify that safety standards and cleaning protocols have been achieved to allow accommodation and catering businesses to reopen.

Divani Hotels Donates €100,000 to Support Covid-19 Response in Greece

The Divani Hotels Group has donated 100,000 euros to support Greece's healthcare system in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbnb Allows No Penalty Cancellations to Bookings

Airbnb has activated its Extenuating Circumstances Policy that allows hosts and guests affected by COVID-19 to cancel bookings with no charge or penalty.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Cracks Down on Illegal Airbnb Activities

Short-term rental operators who fail to declare their properties by February 28 will be faced with stiff penalties.

HORECA 2020 Expo Attracts Thousands of Hospitality and Food Professionals

Some 100,000 professionals representing 40,000 enterprises of the hospitality and food industries, attended the 15th international hotel, restaurant and cafe exhibition HORECA 2020 in Athens.

Eurostat Records Drop in Greece Overnight Stays for 2019

The number of overnight stays at Greek accommodation facilities dropped by 3 percent in 2019, according to figures released by Eurostat.

Sabre and Accor to Create First Unified Technology Platform for Hospitality Industry

Sabre and Accor have partnered to create the first unified central reservation and property management platform for the global hospitality industry.

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).