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Greek Travel Receipts for February on the Rise Before Covid-19

In February, nearly one month before the coronavirus spread to Europe, travel receipts in Greece marked a 21.1% year-on-year increase.

Passengers will Not Return to the Skies Immediately after Covid-19, Says IATA

Economic and safety concerns will delay the return of passengers to air travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, the International Air Transport Association (IATA) says.

Sojern: Covid-19 Brings Last-minute Bookings Back into the Picture

Greece and Switzerland appear to be on people’s minds despite the lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest data by travel solutions provider Sojern.

Greece was Among Top 2020 Travel Destinations for Austrians Before Covid-19

Austria's travel magazine T.A.I. said that Greece was among the first outbound destinations of choice this summer for Austrians, before the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNWTO: 96% of Global Destinations Impose Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

Ninety-six percent of all worldwide destinations, as of 6 April, have introduced travel restrictions in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the UNWTO.

Flattening the Covid-19 Curve: Greece is the Best Performing Country in Europe

Greece has the best performance in Europe in flattening the Covid-19 curve, according to The Bridge Tank.

Study: Greek Ferry Operators Will Need Monthly Subsidy to Survive Covid-19

Greece’s coastal shipping sector will need a monthly cash injection of up 30 million euros to survive the repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a study by XRTC.

Study: Greek Tourism Businesses Should Focus on Health Safety

Destinations with effective health systems and enforcing stringent hygiene regulations will win over future travelers after the Covid-19 pandemic, says a new study by the OpenTourism group and the University of Piraeus.

IMF Forecasts 2020 Recession for Greece Due to Covid-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is forecasting that the Greek economy will contract by 10% this year as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak that has devastated the world.

Covid-19: Greek Hotels Send Out SOS Call

The total estimated loss in turnover for Greece's hotels in 2020, due to Covid-19, has been estimated at some 4.5 billion euros, the latest report of ITEP reveals.

Economist Sees Considerable Coronavirus Toll on Greek Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact Greece’s tourism sector more than in any other Eurozone country, according to The Economist.

Covid-19: Greek Study Focuses on Previous Tourism Recovery Times After Crisis

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on tourism, Greek research body INSETE looks into previous recovery times for the industry after a crisis.

Covid-19: Greek Airports See 59% Slump in March Passenger Traffic

Passenger traffic at all airports in Greece in March was down by 59 percent due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Study: Greece’s Brand Name Key for Tourism to Recover from Covid-19

Greece's strong brand name will play a key role in the recovery of the country's tourism sector after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, says INSETE.

Passengers Through Europe’s Airports Down by 106m in March due to Covid-19

Europe’s airports lost 106 million passengers in March due to the Covid-19 outbreak, according to figures released by ACI Europe.

BoG Final 2019 Data: Travel Receipts in Greece Up by €2bn

Travel receipts in Greece last year increased by 13 percent to 18.17 billion euros, according to final data for 2019 released by the country's central bank.

EIU: World Economy to Shrink by 2.5% in 2020 due to Covid-19

The world’s economy is expected to shrink by 2.5 percent in 2020, hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) estimates.

Deutsche Bank Suggests Travel with ‘Health Certificate’ Could Help Tourism

Deutsche Bank has suggested actions that tourist destinations could take, after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, to ensure a balance between health risks, economic damage control and travel.

OECD Forecasts Post-Covid Slowdown of the Greek Economy

The Greek economy is expected to suffer a blow once the Covid-19 pandemic subsides, due to its heavy reliance on tourism, according to the OECD.

Europe’s Hard-hit Aviation Industry Calls on EU to ‘Act Now’

Europe’s aviation stakeholders are ringing alarm bells calling on EU lawmakers to take action now and protect the industry as the Covid-19 crisis pushes ahead.