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What is the proper way to lease Greek real estate on Airbnb

European countries are trying to regulate their short-term rental markets – Barcelona has restricted the issue of rental licences in its central districts, and Portugal has made it mandatory to show the official rental license number of any property when it’s advertised online. What measures is Greece taking in this …

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Insolvent carrier Air Berlin to cease operation by Oct 28/2017

Flights operated by insolvent German carrier Air Berlin (AB1.DE) will end by Oct. 28 at the latest, it said on Monday, urging staff to seek jobs elsewhere while it works toward a carve-up of its assets. Air Berlin filed for insolvency in August and a government loan is keeping its …

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Municipality of Rhodes awards loyal tourists from Denmark, UK and Germany

The Tourism Directorate of the Municipality of Rhodes awarded several tourists from Denmark, England, Scotland and Germany for being “loyal” visitors to the Knights’ island. More than 20 tourists received Awards of Honorary Distinctions of the Friends of Rhodes at a ceremony hosted at the City Hall of Rhodes. The …

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Monarch Airlines collapses, UK Civil Aviation to airlift 110K stranded passengers (info)

Monarch Airlines has collapsed and issued a statement in the early morning hours of Monday, October 2nd 2017. British Civil Aviation is launching an airlift operation in order to bring home 110,000 passengers. According to Independent, passengers booked on the first wave of Monarch flights were already at five UK …

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UPD Greek Coast Guard lifts ban on departure of ferries and ships due to stormy winds 9B

The Greek Coast Guard has banned departure of ferries and ships from several Greek ports due to severe weather conditions in the Aegean Sea with north winds blowing with intensity of up to 9 Beaufort locally. UPDATE   6 p.m. GR time, Sept 29/2017 The GCG lifted the ban as the …

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Famous Nammos loses beach contract over blocking public access

The Public Assets Department of the Greek Finance Ministry suspended the permission of beach use by famous Nammos restaurant and nightclub on the island of Mykonos. Reason for the suspension was that Nammos owners built a platform and a ramp for a concert in late August thus preventing public access …

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Greece wins 1st WTO Prize for tourism video “A 365-Day Destination”

Greece won the first prize of the World Tourism Organization for the tourism promotion video “Greece A 365-Day Destination.” Below the official announcement by the Greek government website “The first prize was won by Greece for the ESO video “Greece- A 365-DayDestination» passed by the World Tourism Organization as “Best …

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“365-Day Destination” Video captures the magic moments of Greece

“Bustling cities, small traditional villages, breathtaking nature, rich culture, imposing archaeological sites, mesmerising islands, savoury culinary treats and recipes form a fascinating destination. Enjoy Greece all year round, as each season has something special to offer.” This is the message Greece sends to the world in an effort to extend …

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Shocking data show that Drowning is summer plague No1

A 70-yeart-old British tourist died while he was swimming in Fournoti beach, west of Agia Roumeli in the southwest of the island of Crete on Tuesday morning. The man reportedly became unconscious while he was swimming. Other swimmers rushed to help him. They brought the man ashore, a private boat …

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Cruise ship arrivals to Greece down in 2017, says sector group

Greece is enjoying what’s being billed as the best tourism season ever, nevertheless the cruise ship sector is apparently not keeping up and, in fact, is purportedly showing a noteworthy decrease from 2016. According to initial reports, cruise ship arrivals are down by 24 percent from the same period last …

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