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Greece Looks to Support Travelers, Businesses Affected by Thomas Cook Collapse

The Tourism Ministry in Greece is exploring ways to support Greek tourism businesses affected by the collapse of UK travel giant Thomas Cook.

European Travel Professionals Express Concern on Possible ‘Hasty’ Hotel VAT Hike in Greece

Tour operators and travel agents in Europe have joined Greek tourism professionals in their request to the Greek Government to not increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

ECTAA and HOTREC Strongly Disapprove of Rushed Agreement of Package Travel Directive

The European Council will adopt a general approach on the revision of the Package Travel Directive during the Competitiveness Council held on Thursday. The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) and HOTREC, the European association representing the...

HATTA: Turkish Travel Agencies Are Operating Illegally In Greece

Turkish travel agencies are operating illegally in Greece, travel agents from all over Greece were informed by the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) at a briefing held during the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Greece Losing Over 1 Billion Euros Due To Illegal Hotels

Greece is losing over one billion euros in government revenue due to illegal hotels, the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris, said during a press conference held on the occasion of the 67th General Assembly of HOTREC.

E.U. Package Travel Directive To Be Revised

The current European Union law on package travel—the Package Travel Directive—was drawn up in 1990 and is no longer suited for today's travel market and will be renewed, E.U. Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva recently announced at a press conference in Brussels.

Tourism High on EU Agenda

European tour operators have given a broad welcome to the inclusion of tourism as a new item in the proposed EU Constitution. A clause on tourism has emerged in the latest draft of the Constitution for discussion among ministers and stakeholders in the member states of the...