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Repositioning Greece After Covid-19 a Priority for Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry is working with marketing experts Repositioning Greece to formulate a comeback strategy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Greek FinMin: Relief Measures for High-risk Covid-19-hit Areas

The Greek Finance Ministry has announced relief measures aimed at assisting areas that have been hit hardest by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek Environment Ministry Re-examines Urban Planning Law

Urban planning and construction zone procedures for the development and design of land use in Greece are being formulated with priority given to tourist destinations.

EU Presents Covid-19 Vaccination Strategy

The European Commission has presented a strategy with key steps that EU countries should take into consideration for their Covid-19 vaccination plans.

Time for Central Greece to Claim its Share of Tourists, Says Ministry

Aiming to promote the lesser-known destinations of Central Greece, the Tourism Ministry said it would be making financial tools available for investments in the area.

UNWTO Partners with Expedia Group to Guide Tourism Recovery

UNWTO and the Expedia Group have joined forces, aiming to strengthen ties between the public and private sectors and drive tourism’s recovery from Covid-19.

SETE: Europe Tourism Models Must Change for New Era

Europe's tourism sector can reestablish itself through a transition to a new model that will respect the environment and unique cultural features of each European country, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Europe Braces for Second Wave of Covid-19 with Harsher Measures

One by one Europe’s leaders are announcing tighter measures this week to curb what appears to be a second wave of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece – EU Discuss Joint Tourism Protocols for Covid-19

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and EU officials discussed the need of a common approach to health and safety protocols to facilitate travel in Europe.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.

Greek Travel Agents, Tourist Guides Angered Over Covid-19 Risk Map

Greek travel agents and tourist guides are frustrated over Greece's Covid-19 risk-assessment map due to its "unreasonable and unfair" measures.

Next Step for Symi Island: Sustainable Tourism Upgrade

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to create the conditions that will define the island of Symi as a sustainable destination.

Greek Hoteliers Seek Covid-19 Rescue Measures Ahead of Winter

Greek hoteliers are calling on the government to take immediate measures to mitigate losses incurred by the coronavirus pandemic.

Greek PM – EU Commission Chief Discuss Fair Migration Management

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen agreed on the need for joint efforts to address the ongoing refugee crisis in Europe.

Attica Region Announces SME Covid-19 Funding Scheme

Small and medium-sized businesses in the Attica Region, impacted by the coronavirus pandemic, will be able to tap into a support package of 200 million euros.

Greek Minister: Post-Covid-19 Reality Needs Inclusive Tourism Model

Adjusting to a new post-Covid-19 reality with inclusive forms of tourism which respect the environment is key to sector recovery, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Mulls Making Face Masks Mandatory in View of Covid-19 Surge

Face masks may soon be compulsory everywhere in Greece, as authorities are considering additional measures to address the recent spike in Covid-19 cases.

Athens Municipality Launches Website for City’s Cats and Dogs

The Animal Welfare Department of the Municipality of Athens has launched a website dedicated to the city's stray cats and dogs.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

G20 Tourism Ministers Agree to Public-Private Actions for Sector Recovery

In a historic meeting, in the midst of the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, G20 Tourism Ministers addressed the current challenges to the tourism sector and the way forward.