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Greece: Vouchers for Trips Canceled Due to Covid Valid Until Year-end

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to December 31, 2022.

Thousands of Greeks Used Discounted Vacation Vouchers in August

Some 49,000 vouchers for subsidized vacations in Greece were used for hotel stays in August, according to the Public Employment Service (DYPA).

Greece Doubles ‘Tourism for All’ Subsidized Vacation Vouchers

Twice as many Greeks are eligible this year for subsidized holidays under Greece's “Tourism for All” scheme, with 200,000 more people to get the benefit.

Airlines Refund Over 500,000 Vouchers for Flights Cancelled Due to Covid-19

Sixteen major European airlines have confirmed that they reimbursed over 500,000 vouchers that they had imposed on consumers for cancelled flights during the Covid-19 pandemic.

«Τουρισμός για Όλους»: Ξεκίνησε η υποβολή αιτημάτων πληρωμής παρόχων για vouchers

Ξεκίνησε η διαδικασία υποβολής αιτημάτων πληρωμής για τους παρόχους του προγράμματος «Τουρισμός για Όλους» για voucher Οκτ.-Δεκ. 2021.

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.

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.

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.

Travel Vouchers Should Remain Voluntary, Says European Commission

The European Commission is not against vouchers as an alternative to cash refunds for canceled travel bookings due to Covid-19, but only if they are voluntary and secured against insolvency of travel operators.

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.

Greek Consumer Groups: Travel Vouchers Should be Optional

Consumer groups in Greece are calling for the implementation of EU regulations that foresee full refunds for travel plans that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

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.

Travel Agents: IATA Flexible on BSP Payments but Picks Vouchers Over Refunds

IATA’s CEO explains to travel agents the association's “flexible approach” to BSP payments, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and informs that it considers travel vouchers as "the best answer" instead of ticket refunds.

EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

Τhe European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date, in an attempt to offset losses for the travel industry due to COVID-19.

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.

Greeks May Apply For Social Tourism Vouchers As Of 12 March

Greeks that are eligible to receive vouchers for subsidized vacations, through the Greek National Tourism Organization's social tourism program "Tourism For All," may apply to the Citizen Service Centers (KEP) as of 12 March.
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Application Deadline Tomorrow For OAED Social Tourism Vouchers

Tomorrow, Tuesday 10 September, is the last day the Greek Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) will accept applications for social tourism vouchers for its 2013-2014 program.
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“Tourism for All” Vouchers Will Be Distributed Friday, 19 July

Vouchers for this season’s “Tourism for All” state-subsidized vacation program will be distributed on Friday, 19 July, from the Citizen Service Centers (KEP).

Kikilias: Thousands of Greeks Supported by ‘Tourism for All’ Subsidy Vacation Program

Some 400,000 Greeks received support for their vacations in Greece through the “Tourism for All” subsidy program for domestic holidays.