The challenges of the hospitality sector took middle stage throughout a gathering of the Corfu Resorts Affiliation on Tuesday, which examined an lodging classification community that unites all hospitality retailers beneath a single system lined by high quality assurance safeguards.
Collectively organized with the Hellenic Chamber of Resorts (XEE), the occasion noticed the participation of greater than 170 Corfu hoteliers and offered the findings of a current Institute for Tourism Analysis and Forecasts (ITEP) report for the Ionian Islands, indicating a gradual rise in tourism, with the resort capability for the 2000-2015 interval recording a 30 % rise.
Along with the optimistic tourism outcomes, the Ionian Islands have additionally seen a rise within the variety of five-star resort items.
Throughout the occasion, XEE President Yiorgos Tsakiris was fast to level out that the continuously altering taxation framework is sure to take a toll on the sector’s competitiveness because it comes on prime of different challenges already posed by the sharing financial system.
Mr Tsakiris additionally famous that the chamber is planning to additional develop the “Greek Breakfast” program, which helps the native economies of locations by the supply of high quality native merchandise on the breakfast menus of motels.
On his half, the president of the Corfu Resorts Affiliation, Panagiotis Bramos, highlighted a collection of issues that motels will probably be going through with the beginning of the season, such because the levy charged on motels for the usage of seashore and seaside area, which has but to be decided by the state.