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Mohegan’s Casino Project in Greece to Take 3 Years After Permit Issue

The first integrated resort and casino to be constructed in Greece, at the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is expected to take three years to complete.

Electric Bus Test Run Taking Place in Athens Center

A new public electric bus has begun its first test run through the center of Athens and is in service for passengers.

‘Greece 2021’ Video for Anniversary of 1821 Revolution Goes Public

The “Greece 1821-2021” organizing committee has revealed a video dedicated to the 200th anniversary since the Greek War of Independence.

Active Media Group: Top Agency in Sports Tourism for 2nd Consecutive Year

Active Media Group won a total of 14 honors at the Sports Marketing Awards 2020, including the "Sports Marketing Agency of the Year 2020" title.

WTM Virtual to Hold On Demand Sessions

The WTM Virtual event will offer a series of pre-recorded On Demand Virtual Sessions so visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Διπλή βράβευση για το ξενοδοχείο Holiday Inn Athens – Attica Ave. Airport West

Το ξενοδοχείο Holiday Inn Athens - Attica Ave. Airport West τιμήθηκε με δύο χρυσά βραβεία στα Greek Hospitality Awards 2020.

Greece’s 8-month Tourism Revenue Down by €10.5bn

Greece's tourism sector saw revenue drop by 10.5 billion euros in the first eight months of the year, according to Bank of Greece data.

Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities Face Liquidity Troubles

Occupancy levels at Greece’s small accommodation facilities this year stood at only 25 percent, due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism.

Heathrow Airport Introduces Pre-flight Covid-19 Testing

London’s Heathrow Airport is now carrying out rapid one-hour Covid-19 tests before passengers board for travel.

Greece Announces Covid-19 ‘Red Alert’ for Kastoria

Local lockdown measures will be imposed on the regional unit of Kastoria in Greece as of Friday, October 23, in an effort to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Greek Accommodation, F&B Services See August Revenue Tumble

Accommodation and food & beverage (F&B) businesses in Greece saw revenues plummet in August as a result of Covid-19 disruption.

‘Elevate Greece’ Startup Platform Attracting Hundreds of Applications

Elevate Greece, the official platform for the Greek startup ecosystem, has already attracted almost 400 applications during the first six days of its operation.

Katerini Municipality Looks to Build Successful City Brand

The Municipality of Katerini in northern Greece is looking to create a new brand identity for the city that will attract travelers in the post-Covid-19 era.

Online Auction for Xenia Property in Komotini Begins

The bidding process for a concession for the historic Xenia hotel in Rodopi, Komotini, has launched via an e-auction by the Public Properties Company (ETAD).

GNTO Promotes Athens and Pelion to French Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently introduced French journalists to the tourism offerings of Athens and Mount Pelion.

Celestyal Cruises Offers Complimentary Travel Insurance

Celestyal Cruises will provide complimentary travel insurance for new, individual bookings made through to November 30, for sailings during March-June 2021.

ITB Asia Kicks Off 1st Virtual Event: Reinventing Travel in the New Normal

Spearheading recovery in the travel industry, the ITB Asia 2020 virtual event kicked off today with ITB Community, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia.

Greece Tables EU-wide Rapid Testing Proposal to Restart Travel

Greece is calling for the implementation of rapid testing for Covid-19 at all European airports in order to enable travel and ensure the safety of travelers.

Global Tourism Voices Say ‘Coordination’ is Needed for Recovery from Covid-19

Tourism's recovery from Covid-19 needs strong coordination that will accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions, ensure safe travel and support businesses and jobs.

Greece Still Attracting Travelers in October

The airports of Rhodes, Kos, Santorini and Mykonos so far have welcomed over 130,600 visitors in October.