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Airports: Vanishing Traffic, Collapsing Revenues – Analysis

The global airport industry is confronted with vanishing traffic and collapsing revenues as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic, an ACI World analysis reveals.

Air Ticketing Not Expected to Recover Until 2024, Says Study

Digital air ticketing transaction values are not expected to reach pre-Covid-19 levels before 2024, according to a new study from Juniper Research.

WTTC Launches Protocols for Safe Adventure Travel

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has unveiled its latest protocols that focus on measures to ensure the reopening of adventure tourism.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Relations with Serbia

Greece's Parliament has ratified an agreement with Serbia which sees a stronger cooperation between the two countries in the field of tourism.

Tourism Minister Tells CNN he’s Proud of How Greece Reopened to Visitors

Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told CNN that he is proud of how Greece reopened to tourism, given the difficult conditions due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.

Greek Economy Shrinks by 15.2% in Q2

Greece saw its GDP plunge by 15.2% in the second quarter of 2020 compared to the same period a year ago, affected by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to ELSTAT.

Greece Steps Up Number of Daily Covid-19 Tests

Greece has improved its position in the world ranking regarding the number of Covid-19 tests conducted daily per 1 million residents.

Passenger Traffic Still Down at Athens Airport Due to Covid-19

Passenger traffic at Athens International Airport (AIA) in August was below the respective 2019 levels by 60.4%, amounting to some 1.2 million passengers.

WHO Praises Athens for Protecting the Vulnerable During Covid-19 Pandemic

The World Health Organization (WHO) has praised Athens for the measures taken to protect the city's vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Most Covid-19 Cases in Greece Not from Inbound Tourism

Most of Greece's Covid-19 cases have resulted from non-compliance with health and safety regulations and not from inbound tourism, according to Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Tourism Minister: Greece Doing Best to Protect Visitors and Locals

Greece is doing everything in its power to ensure the safety of the traveling public and of residents, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis told BBC Radio4.

Greece Reopens to Russian Tourists with Negative Covid-19 Test Results

Greece will open its borders to Russian citizens under certain conditions as of September 7, according to a government decision.

Scotland Places Greece on Covid-19 Quarantine List

Starting from Thursday, September 3, travelers arriving to Scotland from Greece will be required to quarantine for 14 days.

Greek Conference Organizers Say Covid-19 Measures an ‘Obstacle‘

Greece’s meetings and events organizers are concerned that constantly changing measures to address the coronavirus pandemic will further impact the sector.

Greece Issues New Aviation Guidelines for Travel

Greece's aviation authority has issued new guidelines in effect through to September 15 at midnight, applying to the traveling public.

Greece’s Chinese Golden Visa Investors Protest

Chinese investors who purchased property in Greece under the Golden Visa scheme, are expressing their discontent with Covid-19 travel restrictions.

IATA: Air Passenger Demand Plunges in July

Air passenger demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, dropped by 79.8% in July compared to the same month in 2019, IATA said.

Greek Funding Scheme for Small Enterprises Accepting Applications

A Greek government support program funding small and very small enterprises is now accepting applications.

TCB Calls for Measures to Revive Thessaloniki’s MICE Industry

The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) is calling on the government to implement support measures that will help the city's MICE industry restart operations in the Covid-19 era.