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希腊旅游旅行机构协会(Fed HATTA)公告书

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希腊旅游旅行机构协会(Fed HATTA)公告书:

 

鉴于近几年数家国外旅行社在我国境内进行的违规行为和非法活动,根据希腊经济、发展和旅游部旅游政策与发展总秘书处的解释文件,现发布以下声明:

 

·据希腊393/1976号关于建立和运营旅行社修订和生效的法律文件:第三国(非欧盟国家)旅游经营者和旅游代理可以在希腊成立旅行社[第3条第2款],并在希腊境内合法经营。以上规定适用条件为,申请者原国家或相关旅游经营和代理者承认希腊公民的同等权利,保证希腊企业的地位(互惠原则)。

 

•根据以上,所有未在希腊依法登记的第三国旅游经营者和旅游代理,都必须与希腊当地旅游机构进行合作才能合法运作(包括进行行李运输、交通安排、住宿预订、旅行组织等)。

 

长期以来,多家第三国旅游经营者和旅游代理违反以上法案规定。造成不正当竞争、偷税漏税等严重后果,对依法设立的希腊旅游机构和希腊整体的经济发展带来了明显损害。

        

因此,旅游政策和发展总秘书处最近向希腊经济、发展和旅游部门下所有区域旅游服务办公室发布了相关文件,以确保每个旅游商合法营运,并对违反规定的行为施加处罚。

 

该文件敦促所有区域旅游服务办公室,严格执行法律要求,保证所有的旅游服务只能由合法经营的旅行社提供。

 

基于以上,相关当局会立即加强希腊所有入境点的控制,严格检查入境的旅游车辆,查明它们的所属国家、负责的旅游经营者或旅游代理,确认经营代理者是否已经和希腊旅行社进行合作(如需要),确认与供应商(酒店等)签订的合同,供应商是否以及如何支付等问题。以上措施,旨在确保尽快将给合法经营者制造不公平竞争、给希腊经济收益造成损害的现象从希腊这个旅游国家根除。



Announcement by Greece's Fed HATTA

Following a significant number of irregularities and illegal activity by foreign travel agents observed over the last few years in our country, which resulted lately to a relative explanatory document by the Office of the Secretary General of Tourism Policy and Development of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, we would like to draw your attention to the following:

• As per Greek Law 393/1976 on the establishment and operation of travel agencies, as amended and in force, tour operators and travel agents from third (outside the EU) countries have the right to establish a travel agency in Greece [article 3 paragraph 2] in order to operate legally in the country. The above applies provided that the laws of the state of nationality or establishment of these tour operators or travel agents recognize the same right for Greek citizens or enterprises having their seat in Greece [Principle of Reciprocity].

• As is clear from the above, all tour operators or travel agents from third countries without a legally established travel agency in Greece must, consequently, collaborate with a Greek travel

agency in order to legally do business in the country (namely to organize packages, make transports, book accommodation, organize tours etc.).

This legislation has been violated for a long time by a multitude of tour operators and travel agents from many third countries, who were thus competing unfairly against the legally established Greek travel agencies, but also being the source of an enormous tax evasion, which causes significant damage to the economy of Greece.

Therefore, the Office of the Secretary General of Tourism Policy and Development issued recently a document addressed to all Regional Tourism Services of the Ministry of Economy, Development and Tourism, which are responsible -among other things- to control the legal operation of every tourist enterprise and to impose administrative sanctions in case of any breach of the law on their part.

This document reminds the above legislation to the Regional Tourism Services and urges them to strictly enforce the law requiring the provision of tourist services to be legally performed exclusively by legally operating travel agencies.

Based on the above, stricter controls will be organized by the competent authorities at all the entry points of the country, aimed at checking the tourist coaches crossing the Greek borders, in order to establish the country they are traveling from, the tour operator or travel agent organizing the trip, whether they collaborate with a Greek travel agency (if required), the contracts that they have with their suppliers (hotels etc.), if and how these suppliers have been paid by them etc., in an attempt to eradicate as completely as possible this unacceptable phenomenon that defames Greece as a tourist country and deprives its economy of a significant revenue, while at the same time creating unfair competition for tourism professionals who operate legally.