Hoteliers insist on suspension of overnight stay surcharge

13 February 2017
226 Views

Some 1,000 hoteliers attending the annual general assembly of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels on Friday in central Athens enthusiastic greeted a proposal by the chamber’s president towards the relevant tourism minister, who was in attendance, to suspend a new overnight stay surcharge.

The additional fee was unveiled by the leftist-rightist government last year as part of an “avalanche” of tax measures in order to meet memorandum-mandated targets under the third bailout signed in the summer of 2015. It is due to application this year.

In response to the proposal by chamber president Giorgos Tsakiris towards minister Elena Kountoura, who was seating nearby, the latter said she will try to “work towards the direction” within the government, while adding that much will depend on the course of the crisis-battered Greek government.

Kountoura, a veteran lawmaker, was elected to Parliament with the small rightist-populist Independent Greeks’ (AN.EL) party, the junior partner in the radical left SYRIZA-led government.

You may be interested

Turkish President Erdogan: I will hold campaign rally in European city
WORLD
shares22 views
WORLD
shares22 views

Turkish President Erdogan: I will hold campaign rally in European city

makis - Apr 24, 2018

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced today that he expected to hold an election rally in a European city next…

Ancient Troy: The place where Turks fought the Albanians!!!
GREECE
shares33 views
GREECE
shares33 views

Ancient Troy: The place where Turks fought the Albanians!!!

makis - Apr 24, 2018

BBC and Netflix might be presenting Homer’s mythical hero from the Iliad, Achilles as African, but it seems Turkey and…

Commissioner Hahn: Greece-FYROM name dispute might be over within next 2 weeks
POLITICS
shares22 views
POLITICS
shares22 views

Commissioner Hahn: Greece-FYROM name dispute might be over within next 2 weeks

makis - Apr 24, 2018

Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahn estimated a solution on the name dispute between Greece and…

Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published.