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OECD Report: Greek Tourism Up Against Restrictive Provisions That Harm Competition

An 11-month investigation by the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) identifies competition-distorting rules & provisions in Greek tourism.

Gay Friendly Greek Hotels Go To WTM 2013

Gay friendly Greek and Cypriot prestigious hotels will be promoted to the International LGBT travel market at this year's World Travel Market in London (4-7 November).
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More Complaints On Greek Tourism Services This Year

Consumer complaints in regards to Greek tourism services amounted to 72 reports from 1 July-15 August 2013 compared to 56 complaints filed last year for the same period, the Consumers’ Protection Center (KEPKA) said recently.
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Greece To Hold 2nd Medical Tourism Workshop In Russia

This fall, Greek leading hospitals, incoming tourism offices and hotels will present the country's medical tourism services in a workshop in Moscow to increase their clientele.
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Rhodes First In Greek Tourism Tax Evasion

More than eight out of 10 tourism businesses on Rhodes are not consistent with their tax obligations, giving the island the highest tax violation rate among tourism destinations, according to SDOE, the Greek Financial Crimes Squad.
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Private Investment Forum For Hotels, Tourism & Leisure In Athens

Horwath HTL - the largest network of specialized consultants in the field of tourism, hotels, entertainment & real estate - with the support of NEOVENT Ltd (Investment Advisors), is organizing a Private Investment Forum For Hotels, Tourism & Leisure on 17-18 May 2013, at the...
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Greek Tourism Sector To Welcome 10,000 Unemployed Young People

A subsidized internship program targeting 10,000 unemployed young Greeks up to age 29 to offer them the opportunity to gain work experience in the tourism sector, was announced today, 9 May, at a press conference by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Labor Minister...
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Favorable Loans For Greek Tourism Businesses Coming Soon

Small tourism businesses can apply for loans between 10,000 and 30,000 euros with concessional terms as of late March, the Development Ministry announced yesterday, 21 February.
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Greek Enterprises To Get Financial Support For Alternative Tourism Investments

Over four hundred Greek enterprises that include hotels, travel agencies and catering companies will receive financial backing to invest in alternative forms of tourism, the Greek Tourism Ministry said yesterday, 20 February.
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Athens Trade Event Attracts Interest From High Profile Hosted Buyers

Fifty-two hosted buyers have already confirmed their participation in the “Travel Trade Athens 2013” event to be held 22-23 April at the New Acropolis Museum.

Hotels May Be Exempt From New Property Tax

Hotels and lodges may be off the hook in regards to a new property tax introduced to the Greek society last month by Economy Minister Evangelos Venizelos. According to reports, the government expects to draw three billion euros from the new tax, which will be charged on and...

Condé Nast Traveller’s Readers’ Travel Awards 2010

Readers of the Greek version of the Condé Nast Traveller magazine were called to vote for their favorite hotels, tour operators, airlines and spas for 2010 as part of the Readers' Travel Awards: an internationally-recognized mark of excellence within the travel industry.

“Selective” VAT Cut To 6.5% Causes Mixed Reactions

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) last month welcomed the news of a reduction on the Value Added Tax for accommodation facilities but at the same time expressed its dissatisfaction on the VAT increase on other tourism services.

Hotels Get Digital Support

The Special Secretariat for Digital Planning of the Ministry of Economy, Competitiveness and Shipping recently announced the approval of 2,143 investment proposals to take part in the Digi-Lodge funding program for hotel lodgings.

New Categorization Plan for Lodgings

The tourism ministry has inaugurated a public discussion for the formation of the functional specifications and quality criteria arrangement plan for Greek tourist resorts, which will lead to a new categorization system for “stars” for hotels and “keys” for rooms to let.

Greek Tourism Trends 2007

Kapa Research, a subsidiary of the Kalofolias group, recently announced the results for present trends in Greek tourism. The survey shows the realization of a holiday is still a major priority for the Greek traveler who, as a rule, chooses domestic destinations over international.

Health & Safety Accreditation System Launched

Two leading accommodation booking companies in the UK - with about 5,000 properties represented - are first to sign up to a new holiday accommodation safety scheme, according to recent on-line press reports. The Travelsafe health and safety accreditation system will mean hotels,...

Tourism Enterprises Eligible for Subsidies

Tourism enterprises eligible for the Third Community Support Framework subsidy cycle include small to mid-sized C, D and E class hotels, as well as B class hotels with a capacity of up to 125 beds. Also eligible are C and D class camping grounds, and furnished rooms, apartments...

Travelers Demand More and More from Hotels, Including Bath Fixtures

Trendwatching.com - an Amsterdam-based independent trend agency that uncovers global consumer trends - says that the desire for a more luxurious "home away from home" has become a popular global trend.

Hoteliers Back to Basics

Hundreds of flights a day seen during the first 20 days of the month of August have been bringing plane-loads of Olympic visitors to Athens, especially during the days leading up to the launch of the Olympic Games. But it's still too early to confirm whether predictions - that...