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Greece Looking to Open to Travelers from the United States

The United States is one of the markets that Greece is eyeing to form a travel arrangement that will open up tourism between the two countries this year.

Digital Green Certificate: 13 EU States Agree on Common Criteria for Tourism

Thirteen European Union countries have agreed on criteria in relation to tourism for the creation of an EU ‘green pass’ for travel.

Covid-19: Greece’s Exhibitions and Meetings Industry Sees Losses Exceeding €200m

Following the cancellation of conferences and exhibitions since Covid-19 appeared in 2020, the Greek MICE industry is counting losses that exceed €200 million.

Greece 2.0: EIB to Help Manage €5bn of Greek Recovery Plan Investments

The European Investment Bank (EIB) has agreed to help manage up to €5 billion as part of Greece’s implementation of the National Recovery and Resilience Plan, known as “Greece 2.0”.

Air Travel: February Showed No Indication of Recovery from Covid-19

February showed no indication of a recovery in demand for air travel as international passenger demand was down by 88.7 percent, according to IATA.

Global Tourism Crisis Committee Advances Solutions for Return of Travel

The UNWTO recently convened its Global Tourism Crisis Committee to lead the sector in harmonizing travel and health protocols and securing vital financing for businesses struggling to survive the Covid-19 crisis.

Hellenic Film Commission Launches Location Scouting Support Program for Foreign Producers

The Hellenic Film Commission has launched a Location Scouting Support Program to attract foreign film and TV productions to Greece.

AEGEAN Reports €228m Loss in 2020 Due to Covid-19

AEGEAN has reported losses of 228 million euros for the whole of 2020, as it carried only 5.1 million passengers, 65 percent less than in 2019.

Athens Airport’s ‘Philos’ Assistant Goes Digital

Athens Airport has introduced passengers to Philos, its new digital assistant that provides travelers with essential information during their journey.

#My_Piraeus Photo Contest Kicks Off

The Municipality of Piraeus is inviting professional and amateur photographers to share their view of the city through a photo contest running under the hashtag #My_Piraeus.

Op-Ed: ‘We Must All Join Forces for Tourism’ – Grigoris Tasios

Grigoris Tasios, the president of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation, tells us how working collectively - the state, companies, employees, local communities - can set the pace for tourism’s recovery in the post-coronavirus era.

Non-essential Domestic Air Travel Still Banned in Greece

Non-essential air travel between Greek prefectures remains prohibited until April 19, according to an updated Covid-19 aviation directive by Greece’s Civil Aviation Authority.

WTTC: Tourism Drop Wiped Out €23bn from Greek Economy in 2020

The collapse of the Greek travel and tourism sector has wiped out 23 billion euros from the nation’s economy, according to WTTC research.

Greece’s Restart Tourism Proposals Become UNWTO Recommendations for Other Countries

The UNWTO has approved Greece’s proposals to restart tourism and has adopted them as recommendations for its members.

UK Releases Framework for International Travel Restart

The UK's Global Travel Taskforce has set out framework to safely reopen international travel with recommendations including the launch of a new traffic light system and a 'green watchlist'.

Covid-19: Retail Stores in Thessaloniki and Achaia Open Doors on Monday

Greek authorities have announced that retail stores in Thessaloniki and Achaia will re-open to consumers as of April 12 under Covid-19-secure guidelines.

Giorgos Koubenas Appointed President of Greece’s Cruise Ship Owners Union

Giorgos Koubenas has taken on the role of the new president of Greece’s Union of Cruise Ship Owners and Maritime Agencies (EEKFN). He succeeds Theodore Kontes.

New Museum on Tilos Island to Get Additional EU Funding

The South Aegean Region has secured additional funding for the construction of the Diachronic Archaeological Museum of Tilos.

airBaltic Announces Flights Connecting Riga with Santorini and Heraklion

airBaltic will launch new scheduled flights between Riga and the Greek destinations of Santorini and Heraklion for summer 2021.

Best Western Adds Hotel on Andros to Portfolio

Best Western Southeastern Europe has added the Chryssi Akti Hotel on Andros, Greece, to its portfolio of properties.