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CLIA and GSTC Pave the Way for Sustainable Cruise Tourism Development in Greece

CLIA's Maria Deligianni and GSTC's Ioannis Pappas are inviting port destinations in Greece to join the effort towards a more sustainable tourism industry.

Greece to Reopen Retail Stores and Shopping Malls Under Rules

Greece's retail stores and shopping malls, along with a number of other businesses in the country, will reopen to the public on January 18 under new government rules.

Covid-19: Greece Keeps Night Curfew in Place, Lifts Strict Lockdown Measures in Some Areas

Although Greece's retail stores and shopping malls will reopen on January 18, the country's 9pm-5am night curfew and movement via SMS system will remain in force.

Covid-19 Vaccinations Begin in Greece

Greece's first vaccinations against the coronavirus were performed on December 27, in accordance with the country's vaccination operation “Eleftheria”.

Strategies for Greece’s Marinas, Health Tourism Among Ministry’s Priorities

Greece's 10-year tourism plan, which is currently under preparation, includes special strategies for the development of marinas and health tourism.

Interview – Vagelis Arapis: ‘homm Can Become a Great Partner to any Hotelier’

Vagelis Arapis introduces homm, a Greek hospitality management company that deals with vacation rentals and boutique hotels management.

Greek Tourism Professionals Expect Slow post-Covid-19 Recovery, Says MRB

Greek tourism professionals are expecting a slow post-Covid-19 recovery, with only 2% appearing optimistic that the sector will bounce back in 2021, says MRB.

Public-Private Cooperation Holds the Key to Greek Tourism’s Future in post-Covid-19 Era

Public-private cooperation in Greece will play a key role in the country's tourism promotion and communication to markets abroad in the post-Covid-19 era.

Interview – Radu Ciubotaru, wbe.travel: ‘Professionals Must Have a Strategy for 2021’

Radu Ciubotaru of wbe.travel gives his thoughts on how travel companies and software houses are dealing with the Covid-19 crisis around the world.

Hospitality Management Company ‘homm’ Adds New Property in Voula to Portfolio

homm, a Greek hospitality management company that deals with vacation rentals and boutique hotels management, has acquired a new property in Voula, near the Athenian Riviera.

Covid-19: New Guidelines by EASA/ECDC Reject Quarantine of Air Travelers

EU agencies EASA and ECDC have released guidelines to support a coordinated approach to reduce risks related to the movement of travelers in the Covid-19 era.

InfluencAIRs: Athens Airport Invites Passengers to Help Define Profile of ‘Today’s Traveler’

AIA is inviting air travelers to join its new group of InfluencAIRs in its aim to discover new travel trends and define the profile of today's traveler.

Greece Aiming to Go Beyond ‘Sun and Sea’ Tourism Model

The GNTO is aiming to take Greek tourism to the next level, beyond the already established "sun and sea" offer, and provide a new travel experience to visitors, focused on sustainability.

Saudia Airlines to Resume Flights to Athens from Jeddah in January 2021

Saudia Airlines has announced that it will resume flights from Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, to Athens, Greece, as of January 2021.

New Faces: Alexandros Roumpakis, Digital Project & Hospitality Operations Manager of rapidbounce

GTP introduces Alexandros Roumpakis, Digital Project & Hospitality Operations Manager of rapidbounce, a Greek hospitality consulting company that offers marketing services to hotels.

Investors Have Their Eye on Greece, Says Accor CEO Southern Europe

Accor CEO Southern Europe Maud Bailly highlights Greece's attractiveness as a destination for tourism investments.

Phocuswright: Travel Not Expected to Fully Recover from Covid-19 Before 2025

Travel will start to pick up in 2021 but the sector is not expected to fully recover from the impact of Covid-19 before 2025, according to Phocuswright.

Greece in Process of Forming 10-year Strategic Plan for Tourism

Greece is in the process of putting a 10-year strategic plan for tourism in place following its performance as a safe destination in summer 2020.

EU Cooperates with EASA to Launch Common PLF for Safe Arrivals

The EU is cooperating with EASA to launch a first pilot version of a common digital PLF to ensure safe arrivals for member states in Covid-19 times.

European Commission Recommends Use of Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19

The Commission is pushing for the use of Covid-19 rapid antigen tests in efforts to ensure a common approach and more efficient testing strategies across the EU.