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GDPR: Why Hoteliers Should Take the new EU Regulations Very Seriously

By Stuart Pallister - Associate Director, Lausanne Hospitality Research Center

New EU rules on data protection - or GDPR - , seven years in the making, come/came into effect on May 25. The advice from IT experts to hoteliers is: take the new rules very seriously or risk heavy fines of up to 20 million euros or four percent of the company's global turnover, whichever is higher.

Crete's Nikos Igoumenidis on Emerging Trends and Sustainable Tourism

By Phil Butler - Analyst and Editor in Chief at Argophilia Travel News

Dr. Nikos Igoumenidis is a Heraklion, Crete native elected to the Hellenic Parliament to represent his region, home city, and Crete back in 2015. A cardiologist by profession, he's a former Director of Cardiology at the clinic of the University General Hospital of Heraklion (PAGNI), and currently responsible for tourism on behalf of SYRIZA parliamentary group.