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Greek Tourism Businesses Eligible for Energy-saving Upgrades

The Greek government is allocating €100 million to tourism enterprises that want to invest in energy saving upgrades.

Greece’s Tourism Industry Prioritizes Sustainability and Infrastructure

The Greek Tourism Ministry is focusing on achieving sustainability, implementing infrastructure works and extending the tourist season.

EU Court: Travelers May Get Discounts for Package Trips Affected by Covid-19 Measures

The European Union’s Court of Justice ruled that travelers whose package trip was affected by Covid-19 measures may be entitled to discounts.

Greece to Require Passengers from China to Take Preflight Covid Test

Greece will require passengers from China to take preflight Covid test and wear masks on board flights.  

EU States Agree to Pre-Departure Covid-19 Testing for China Travelers

The EU has agreed to introduce pre-departure Covid-19 testing on all arrivals from China, following a surge of the pandemic in the Asian country.

Greece May Consider Measures as Travel Begins from China

Greece may consider Covid measures for travelers from China if situation becomes critical, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

EU Proposes New Rules for Recognition of Parenthood Between Member States

A regulation proposal offering recognition of parenthood between EU member states, was recently adopted by the European Commission.

Greece Opens Ioannina Lake Protection Plan for Public Comment

As part of actions to better manage Lake Pamvotida in Ioannina, Greek authorities opened an environmental study for public consultation.

EU Court Says Airbnb Must Share Rental Data with Tax Authorities

The European Court of Justice recently ruled that Airbnb-style STR providers must share rental data with tax authorities.

EU: Visa-free Travel for Visitors from Kosovo

EU member states and the European Parliament reached an agreement on the draft regulation on visa-free travel for holders of passports issued by Kosovo.

Minister of State: New Framework for Short-term Rentals in Greece Coming Up

Legislative measures to improve the framework for short-term accommodation rentals in Greece are on their way.

Hotel Workers in Greece to See Pay Rise After New Labor Deal Signed

The salaries of hotel employees in Greece will increase by 10.5% over the next two years, following the announcement of a new labor agreement.

Greek Hoteliers Want to Recruit Foreign Workers to Fill Staffing Gap in Tourism

Greek hoteliers are looking to recruit third country nationals to fill the workforce gap the tourism sector is facing.

EU Calls on Member States to Lift All Covid-19 Travel Restrictions

The European Council has adopted updated recommendations on travel to the EU and on facilitating free movement during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Eurogroup Approves Final Tranche of Debt Measures for Greece

The Eurogroup has approved the release of the eighth and final tranche of policy-contingent debt measures for Greece.

EU Sets New European Agenda for Tourism

A new European Agenda for Tourism includes a series of proposals to help member states and stakeholders make the tourism sector more sustainable, resilient and digitalised by 2030.

Future of Package Travel is at Stake, Says Europe’s Tour Operators

Tour operators are concerned about the lack of ambition of the European Commission to review consumer protection throughout the whole travel value chain.

EU Allows 5G on Planes and WI-FI on the Road

Passengers on EU flights will be able to use their mobile phones to full capacity after the European Commission updated its implementing decision on inflight 5G technology.

Nisyros, Lesvos Thermal Springs on Greece’s Natural Resource List  

Thermal springs on the Greek islands of Lesvos and Nisyros have been recognized as natural resources by a joint ministerial decision.

Greek Tax Authorities to Step Up Airbnb Inspections

Greek tax authorities are expected to scale up inspections of short-term holiday rentals to tackle tax evasion.