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Thomas Cook Default Impacts 38 Countries, 8.6m Flight Seats

Thirty-eight countries and 8.6 million seats will be affected by the bankruptcy of UK tour operator Thomas Cook, says a recent analysis.

Greece’s Thomas Cook Repatriation Operation in Full Swing

The repatriation process of the tourists stranded in Greece due to the collapse of Thomas Cook, should be completed in the next few days.

Greece: New Relief Actions for Thomas Cook-affected Businesses

Relief measures were announced for Greek tourism businesses affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Moody’s Says Thomas Cook Collapse May Take Toll on Greek Banks

Greece's banks may be next to suffer the blow of the Thomas Cook downfall, according to a report by ratings agency Moody’s.

Thomas Cook Backlash: Greek Hoteliers Call for Relief Measures

The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers estimates that hotels across Greece will face losses of 200 million euros as a result of Thomas Cook’s collapse and calls on the government to take relief measures.

Greek Hotels Chief: Biggest Challenge 2020 Gap After Thomas Cook’s Demise

Greek hospitality stakeholders must work together to address the consequences Thomas Cook’s collapse will have on tourism next year, says HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Thomas Cook Shutdown: Greek Gov’t Vows to Stand by Affected Tourism Businesses

The Greek government will stand by the country’s businesses that have been affected by the Thomas Cook shutdown, says Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.
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Economy Ministry: Stayover Tax Exemption for Thomas Cook-impacted Hotels in Greece

Greek hotels impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook will be exempt from paying a stayover tax as a first support measure.

No ‘Surprises’ in Framework for Airbnb-style Rentals in Greece, Says Minister

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis has assured that there will be no "surprises" in the upcoming regulatory framework on the short-term rental market in Greece.

Greek Hotel Chamber Announces Tourism Startup Accelerator

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels will launch a "Travel - Hospitality Accelerator", a first-of-its-kind program to accelerate tourism startups in Greece.

‘Thematic Tourism Key to Boost Arrivals to Greece’ – Interview with Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos

Greece should focus on thematic infrastructure in order to further develop its tourism product, according to HCH President Alexandros Vassilikos.

New Democracy Promises to Slash Taxes in Greek Tourism Sector

New Democracy leader Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to reduce taxes in the Greek tourism sector, once his party comes to power.

SETE Lists Basic Requirements for Greek Tourism’s Full Potential to Unfold

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has listed basic requirements that need to be met in order for the tourism sector's full potential to unfold.

SETE Chief Meets EU’s Moscovici, Highlights Importance of Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Confederation President Yiannis Retsos held a meeting in Athens with European Economic and Financial Affairs Commissioner Pierre Moscovici.

Greek Parliament Passes ‘Stayover Tax’ Amendment

Greek Parliament has passed an amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", which is charged to guests at hotels in Greece.

Greece’s New ‘Stayover Tax’ to Be Charged to Hotel Guests

The new stayover tax, which will be imposed on Greek hotels as of January 1, 2018, will be charged to guests and will not be subject to VAT.

Greek Hoteliers Unclear About New ‘Stayover Tax’

Greek hoteliers are unclear regarding the details surrounding the new "stayover tax", expected to take effect as of January 1, 2018.

SETE: First Signs for 2018 Greek Tourism Season are Positive

The first signs for the 2018 tourism season in Greece are positive, according to the president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Yiannis Retsos.

Controversial ‘Stayover Tax’ Expected to Impact Greek Hotel Sector, Economy

Greece's economy and hotel sector are expected to see losses when the so-called "stayover tax" comes into effect in 2018, says a Grant Thornton study.

SETE Announces Renewed Strategy for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has announced its new strategic plans aimed to deliver high growth in the Greek market.
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