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Greece Revises Law on Vouchers for Canceled Travel Due to Covid-19

Greece has revised regulations on refund claims for bookings of airlines, ferries, yachts, hotels and travel packages that were canceled due to Covid-19.

Airlines, Travel Agents Say EU Covid-19 Guidelines for Vouchers are ‘Confusing’

Europe’s airlines and travel agents said that the Commission's recommendations for travel in Covid-19 times are confusing, unclear and non-binding.

EU States Urge Commission to OK Vouchers Over Refunds for Covid-19 Travel Cancelations

Twelve EU member states, including Greece, have requested for the European Commission to approve the temporary issuance of vouchers for canceled trips due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Greece Covers Canceled Bookings with Vouchers Instead of Refunds

Greek airlines, ferries and tourism enterprises are allowed to reimburse customers with 18-month vouchers for canceled bookings due to Covid-19, instead of cash refunds.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Businesses to Offer 18-month Vouchers Instead of Refunds

A provision is expected to soon pass in Greek Parliament that will allow tourism enterprises to issue 18-month vouchers to customers, instead of paying cash refunds, in efforts to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 cancellations.

Airlines Pressing to Offer Vouchers Instead of Refunds Due to Covid-19

Airlines are requesting flexibility to offer rebookings or vouchers in place of refunds to passengers due to the Covid-19 situation.

Greece Increases Voucher Period for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to June 30, 2022.

Greece Extends Voucher Period for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for cancelled trips due to Covid-19 to March 31, 2022, in view of ongoing restrictions.

EU Auditors Probe the Protection of Air Passenger Rights During Covid-19

The European Court of Auditors has launched an audit to assess whether the Commission was safeguarding the rights of air passengers during the Covid-19 crisis.

TUI Bets on Covid-19 Vaccines to Bring Back Travel

TUI is betting on speedy vaccination rollouts to enable travel soon, adding that it expects UK holidaymakers to be able to visit Greece as soon as April.

Covid-19: Ministry Secures New Support Measures for Greek Tourism

New measures to support the Greek tourism industry from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic have been approved by parliament.

Study: Greeks Fear New Austerity Measures Due to Covid-19

Greeks are concerned about the possible introduction of new austerity measures due to Covid-19, a new study has revealed.

Restart Tourism: Greece Presents Official post-Covid-19 Plan

The Greek government has presented a detailed plan to 'Restart Tourism' in Greece during the post-Covid-19 era.

Commission: Helping EU Tourism Businesses Recover from Covid-19

The EU's proposed package of guidelines, announced to help the tourism sector recover from the Covid-19 pandemic, aims to support businesses and save jobs.

Guidelines for Tourism Eco-system Reboot post-Covid-19 by the European Commission

The European Commission has presented a Tourism and Transport package, aiming to set the foundations for rebooting the tourism eco-system in the post-Covid-19 period.

European Commission Takes a Stand on Vouchers for Canceled Travel

Making vouchers for canceled travel more attractive, as an alternative to reimbursement in money, would increase their acceptance by consumers, according to the European Commission.

GBR: Domestic Tourism First Step of Covid-19 Recovery – Data on Greece

Greece is expected to make efforts to stimulate domestic travel as one of the ways to boost the tourism sector this season.

Covid-19: Germany, France Not Eager to Re-start Travel

Germany and France believe that it is “too soon” to allow holidays, adding that a good time to reassess would be mid-June, depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic evolves.

Covid-19: EU Safe Travel Policy Key to Rebooting Tourism, Greek Minister Tells CNN

A harmonized safe travel policy across the EU, in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, is a key priority to rebooting tourism in Europe, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told CNN’s Richard Quest.

A Collection of Greek Legislation and Regulations Concerning Covid-19 and Tourism

GTP Headlines provides a collection of some of the most important Covid-19 measures taken in Greece, which have been formally adopted by legislative acts in the Hellenic Parliament.