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Butterfly Stories Presents ‘Ultimate Breakfast Experience’ for Hotels

Food management company Butterfly Stories presented the “Ultimate Breakfast Experience” to hoteliers attending the 100% Hotel Show 2018 held in Athens.

Hospitality Professionals Applaud Butterfly Stories’ Presentation on Boosting Hotel Restaurant Revenue

Food management and hospitality consultants Butterfly Stories provided valuable tips to hospitality professionals during the 100% Hotel Show in Athens.

Divani Caravel Hotel: Brasserie Bites at Brown’s Bar Restaurant

The Brown’s Bar and Restaurant at the Divani Caravel Hotel is ready to welcome the spring season with a new menu brimming with brasserie-style tastes.
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Kefalogianni Calls On Professionals To Cooperate So VAT Cut Becomes Permanent

“The VAT reduction is important for tourism because it strengthens our competitiveness, especially in a period when competitiveness is the main issue,” Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told the press on 17 July in regards to the recent reduction of the VAT rate in the...
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UPDATE: Greek PM Announces VAT Reduction In Food Service Sector

Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras announced on Wednesday 17 July that the VAT imposed on restaurants, hotel restaurants, cafeterias and bars will be reduced from 23 percent to 13 percent as of 1 August 2013.
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VAT Cut For Greek Restaurants Not Certain

Greece's Finance Ministry will decide on a possible VAT decrease on food catering services in June only if Greece reaches its revenue targets, according to Greek Finance Minister Yannis Stournaras.

VAT Cut For Restaurants Not Possible This Year

“The VAT rate on food catering services will not be reduced this year even though it was it was a commitment of the government,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said last month. The VAT cut on food catering services was one of the government’s pre-election promises.

Restaurant VAT Hike Causes Stir

“The increase of the VAT on food catering services will not affect the taxation of all-inclusive tourism packages sold abroad,” Finance Minister Evangelos Venizelos said during a press conference in late August. The Greek Government received criticism from restaurant owners and...

Hoteliers Criticize Restaurant VAT Hike

The increase of the VAT for restaurant services in Greek hotels from 13 to 23 percent (a 77 percent hike) would reduce the competitiveness of the country’s tourism product, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels said recently in an announcement.