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Greek Hotels in Thessaloniki Filled With Syrian Refugees

Syrian refugees have flooded numerous hotels in Thessaloniki, northern Greece, according to Greek newspaper "Ethnos." Refugees that can afford to stay at hotels, book one or two nights as a layover in their trip to central or northern Europe. The...

Greater Online Presence Could Raise Revenue of Greek Hotels by Up to €2.0 Bln

If Greek hotels managed to raise their online presence to the same level as the Mediterranean average for Europe, national income from tourism could increase by an estimated 1-2 billion euros a year, according to a National Bank of...

Greek Tourism Industry Leaders Are Optimistic Following Deal with International Creditors

Greece’s tourism industry is likely to benefit from the country's deal with international creditors, according to tourism business professionals. Greek banks have been closed and capital controls imposed since June 29. The situation raised questions about how the tourism industry -...

IMF Denies Withholding U.S. Tour Operator Payments To Greek Hotels

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) denied reports on Wednesday that it has ordered U.S. tour operators to withhold payments to Greek hotels after the Greek government's default on its €1.54-billion installment. According to the IMF, the fact that Athens was not consistent with its...

Historical Athens Hotel Shuts Down Due to Debt

  Penteliκon, the historical hotel in Kifisia, the upscale, northern Athens suburb, is shutting down due to debt after 88 years of operation. On Monday, the hotel management informed all guests to find accommodations elsewhere, while staff were advised to seek employment elsewhere. Pentelikon,...

Greek Hotel on List of 'Historic Hotels of Europe'

Marpessa Smart Luxury Hotel in Agrinio, Greece is now part of the Historic Hotels of Europe group, as well as the collection of Yades Greek Historic Hotels. This is the 18th hotel in Greece to be considered a part...

Slowdown in Greek Hotel Bookings for 2015

Greek hotel bookings for 2015 have dropped due to the uncertainty over political developments, said President of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis. According to Andreadis, foreign tour agencies are expressing concern to Greek hoteliers over deposits they...

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...

3 Greek Hotels Among Europe's Top 25

The Australian Business Insider published a list of the Top 25 hotels in Europe, based on critiques and awards received from well-established travel websites, such as Travel + Leisure, Fodor and TripAdvisor. The list of the 25 best hotels in...

Time Travel: 300-Year-Old Abandoned Village Turned Hotel in Crete

Aspros Potamos, a 300 hundred year old abandoned settlement in Crete, Greece, has recently being transformed into a hotel, whose amenities (or lack of) will have you traveling back in time. Built from natural local stone and reflecting the color...