New Democracy wins outright majority in the July 2019 Greek elections

Kyriakos Mitsotakis is Greece’s new Prime Minister following New Democracy’s election victory with an outright majority with 158 seats in the 300-seat Parliament. New Democracy captured 39.8% with 158 seats, while Former Prime Minister Alexi Tsipras’ SYRIZA party won 31.5% and 86 seats Other parties in Parliament include: Kinima Allagis with 8.1% of the vote and 22 seats Communist Party of Greece (ΚΚΕ) with 5.3% of the vote and 15 seats Elliniki Lysi with 3.7% of the vote and 10 seats MeRA 25 with 3.4% of the vote and 9 seats. On Monday 8th, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced his 51-member Cabinet. Panagiotis Pikrammenos has been appointed the new Deputy Prime Minister; George Gera

AirBnb reports $ 1.4 billion in 2018 reservations in Greece

Airbnb, the online accommodation platform, announced that total reservations in Greece reached $ 1.4 billion in 2018. Greece is ranked 14th nationally in terms of total reservations income, after Brazil and ahead of The Netherlands. Airbnb’s success in Greece shows the potential of the wider tourism industry in Greece. Tourism arrivals have been growing rapidly in Greece, with some 33 million total arrivals estimated in 2018. The Greek tourism sector has seen a resurgence, notably due to problems in neighbouring destinations (Turkey, Egypt) as well as due to the country’s reputation for hospitality, safety and excellent island and beaches. Airbnb recently announced that total bookings in Gre