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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...

40,000 Illegal Accommodations Damage Tourism

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels sounds the alarm on the issue of illegal accommodation which has greatly damaged the Greek tourism sector, with losses reaching 1 billion euros. The Chamber President, George Tsakiris, commented on the issue, saying that at...

Greece Launches Large-scale Private Scheme to Lure Tourists

An association of private business activists has started an unparalleled image campaign in Greece with a view to further boosting tourism in the cash-strapped nation. The scheme is also meant to fuel employment. For the first time in its history,...

Greek Breakfast Brings Millions to Greek Hotels

The program, Greek Breakfast, a Hellenic Chamber of Hotels initiative, proved to be an important tool for the enrichment of Greece’s tourist product. According to a relevant research carried out by the University of Patras, the total revenues for hotels...

Germans Like Greece, Unless Its Free

Germans may not want to come to Greece even for a free holiday. However, they do not exclude Greece as a holiday destination, according to the research conducted by the Institute of Business Administration and Tourism of the Westküste...

Senior Tourism "Pure Gold" for Greece

Greece is hoping to tap one of its most lucrative markets for tourists, senior citizens who have money and time on their hands and like to travel. The elderly are expected to will represent 24% of the global market...

Bookings Show Tourists Coming Back

General Secretary for Tourism Apostolos Liaskos said that after a big downturn in crisis-stricken 2012 that visitor bookings show an increase of 15-20 percent, encouraging news for the country's most important revenue driver. Addressing a general meeting of the Hellenic...

SETE: Political Turmoil Brings 50% Decline in Tourism

Greek tourism seems to be paying the price for the unending political turmoil in Greece. Recent developments urged agents to ring the alarm bell for the future of tourism, the most lucrative business sector of the country. The president of...