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Global Air Passenger Traffic Sees Steepest Decline Since 9/11, Says IATA

Global air passenger traffic in February 2020 experienced its steepest decline in demand since 9/11, according to IATA.

Travel Agents: IATA Flexible on BSP Payments but Picks Vouchers Over Refunds

IATA’s CEO explains to travel agents the association's “flexible approach” to BSP payments, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and informs that it considers travel vouchers as "the best answer" instead of ticket refunds.

Pandemic Spurs EU MPs to Call for More Refugee Support

European lawmakers urged member states to offer Greece more support in its efforts to deal with the ongoing refugee crisis, amid the COVID-19 pandemic.

Culture at Home: Greece’s National Theater Streams Plays for Free Online

The National Theater of Greece is offering free online access to some of its performances, aiming to bring people closer to art amid the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece Invites the World to Keep in Touch… from Home

Greece is sending out a message to the world: to stay home - due to the current Covid-19 developments - but at the same time to stay in touch through its new online platform "Greece From Home".

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Tumbles by 61.3% in March

Passenger traffic at Athens Airport dropped by 61.3 percent in March 2020, compared to the same month last year, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic and its impact on travel.

Greek Island Mayors Call for Total Easter Travel Ban

The mayors of a number of Greek islands are urging the government to tighten current travel restrictions ahead of Greek Orthodox Easter, in efforts to contain the spread of Covid-19.

R&R 2020: New Hospitality Forum Announced for October

Questex Hospitality Group has announced that it is organizing the Resort & Residential Hospitality Forum (R&R) 2020, in Algarve, Portugal, in October.

Hotelier Academy: Δωρεάν ξενοδοχειακά webinars με επαγγελματίες του κλάδου

Η Hotelier Academy συνεργάζεται με κορυφαίους επαγγελματίες του κλάδου και οργανώνει δωρεάν live ξενοδοχειακά webinars για τον μήνα Απρίλιο, με στόχο την τόνωση της ξενοδοχ...

Commission Issues Advice on EU Non-essential Travel Ban

The Commission has issued additional guidance to ensure that a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU is being implemented equally by all member states.

US Expresses Solidarity with Greece Through New 2021 Logo

The US government will use the new #USGreece2021 logo for all its programming in commemoration of the 200th anniversary of Greece’s independence and the unbreakable bonds of friendship between the two countries.

Athens Extends ‘Help at Home’ Program to Support Vulnerable Groups

The Municipality of Athens has introduced its “Help at Home Plus” program that aims to support vulnerable groups during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Singapore Airlines to Issue S$5.3Billion in New Equity

Singapore Airlines will offer all shareholders S$5.3 billion in new equity and up to a further S$9.7 billion through 10-year Mandatory Convertible Bonds.

Greek Tourist Guides Call for Inclusion in Covid-1 Aid Scheme

The Greek Tourist Guide Federation is calling on the government to include professional guides in its financial support program aimed at mitigating the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.

Embassy: Possible Flight Options for Americans in Greece for Travel to the US

The United States Embassy in Athens has informed American citizens in Greece on possible flight options for return to the US due to the coronavirus (Covid-19) crisis.

Video on Greece Surfaces on Social Media

A video, which shows the beauties of destination Greece, recently surfaced on social media.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Get New Start Date: July 23, 2021

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between July 23 - August 8, 2021.

SEGAS Moves Athens Half Marathon 2020 to September

The Athens Half Marathon 2020 event has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, September 20, in the Greek capital.

European Parliament Approves €37bn for Coronavirus-hit Sectors

The European Parliament has voted in favor of making 37 billion euros from EU structural funds available to member countries to tackle the coronavirus crisis.

European Commission Looks to Keep Air Cargo Flowing

The European Commission has issued guidance to support air cargo operations - including vital shipments of medicines and medical equipment - during the coronavirus crisis.