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Giorgos Tsakiris

Greek Tourism Minister: The Unpleasant Possibility of New Taxation Does Not Facilitate Our Plans

Her optimism regarding the counterbalance of possible new taxation in the tourism industry expressed yesterday, during the budget debate in the Greek Parliament, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, declaring at the same time that the Ministry is in constant communication with...

Planned VAT Increase in Hotels Disastrous, Say Tourism Professionals

The strong reaction of Greek tourism industry professionals caused the scenarios that leaked lately regarding a possible rise in the VAT rate for hotels, from the current 6.5% to 13%. Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) chief Andreas Andreadis characterized such...

Tax Evasion from Greek Tourism to Reach €1.5 Billion in 2014

Tax evasion from the tourism industry will cost Greece 1.5 billion euros in lost revenue in 2014, said the President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels (CHC), Giorgos Tsakiris. According to iefimerida.gr, Tsakiris made the blunt statement during an international tourism forum...

Southern Aegean Earned More From Tourism in 2013

On Wednesday the results from a survey conducted by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the TNS ICAP and Quantros showed that the Southern Aegean, during the summer of 2013 had the biggest number of vacationer overnight stays, and...

Workshop on Spa Tourism Development

As Greek Travel Pages (GTP) website reports, next week, a workshop on spa tourism will take place in Athens. The workshop will involve discussions on the contribution of spa tourism in Greece and ways to attract investments in this...