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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 Voted on UNESCO Committee for Protection of Cultural Property

Greece has been elected as a member of UNESCO’s Committee for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, for the 2020-2023 period.

Greek Short-term Rentals via Airbnb, HomeAway Generate €1.5bn in a Year

Short-term rentals for hospitality purposes generated €1.15 billion in revenues in Greece over the June 2018-May 2019 period according to INSETE

Greek Tourism Minister Sees Positive Signs for 2020

Looking ahead to the new year, Greece's tourism minister, Harry Theoharis, said he expects to see positive signs for the country's tourism sector.

WTTC Summons Tourism Sector to Apply Climate-friendly Practices

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has set an ambition for the travel and tourism sector to be climate neutral by 2050.

Boutique Hotel ‘Monsieur Didot’ Offers Signature Athens Hospitality

The Μonsieur Didot, a new boutique hotel in Athens’ posh Kolonaki district, is set to offer visitors the finest in Greek hospitality.

ITB-IPK: Greece Among ‘Outperforming Destinations’ So Far in 2019

Greece is among the top five “outperforming destinations” in the first eight months of 2019, according to ITB Berlin and IPK International.

Health and Wellness Tourism Greece’s Next Priority

Greece is exploring the possibility of the creation of clusters involving hospitals, medical centers and hotels to provide a full health tourism product to visitors.

More Israeli Travelers Seeking Greek Hotel Services in October

All the more Israeli travelers are booking hotels in Greece, making Israel one of Greece’s top five booking markets for the first time.

‘Uncooperative’ Short-term Rental Platforms May Face Stiff Fines in Greece

Home sharing platforms operating in Greece, which fail to provide information requested by the country’s tax authority, may soon be faced with hefty fines.

The New ‘Editor Athens Hotel’ Aims to Offer Hip Hospitality

The four-star Editor Hotel Athens has opened its doors near the city's landmark sites to offer visitors an urban getaway in the heart of the bustling Greek capital.

ABTA: Consumers Still Set on Spending for Holidays Despite Instability, Brexit

Consumers are still set on spending their savings on travel despite political instability and Brexit, according to the Travel Trends Report 2020 released by ABTA.

Airbnb Travelers Pour $25bn into Food & Drink Last Year

Airbnb travelers spent $25 billion at restaurants and cafes worldwide in 2018, proving that food and drink have become a significant part of the travel experience.

ITB-IPK Study Predicts Slower Growth for Global Tourism

International tourism is set to grow again this year but at a slower pace, with city breaks and round trips winning over the crowds more than ever.

Ministry Sets Up Committee to Oversee Eleusis 2021 Cultural Capital Works

The Greek culture ministry has set up a new committee which will oversee the implementation of projects ahead of Elefsina’s term as Cultural Capital of Europe in 2021.

ETC: Travel Demand for Europe Stable but Slower

Interest in traveling to European destinations is still strong despite Brexit and a slower EU economy, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

IATA Grounds Greece’s Astra Airlines

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has suspended Greece’s Astra Airlines, which is reportedly seeking a new partner to inject much needed funds.

Cancelled Flights Get Astra Airlines Under Greek Aviation Authority Supervision

Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority is assessing whether Astra Airlines will be able to continue operations after the carrier recently cancelled a number of flights.

Global Spotlight on Greece as ‘Athens Marathon. The Authentic 2019’ Breaks All Records

Over 60,000 runners from 120 countries showed up in the Greek capital on Sunday, to participate in the 37th “Athens Marathon. The Authentic” event.