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Cyclades Islands See Increase in Ferry Arrivals in 2021

Ferry arrivals to the Cyclades islands showed signs of recovery during the third quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

GNTO Supporting Major Greek Tourism Events

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) supports events that promote Greece’s tourism product and highlight its growth potential.

Greece’s Covid-19 Travel Rules for Int’l Flights Get Extension

The rules that passengers must follow to enter Greece on international flights have been extended until April 11.

Vigla Hotel Ready to Welcome Guests to Amorgos

The Vigla Hotel on the Greek island of Amorgos will open its doors and welcome guests on April 10.

Greece Keeps Covid-19 Measures in Place, Considers 4th Vaccine Shot

Greece’s health authorities announced that Covid-19 measures will remain as they are in the country until the end of April.

GNTO Scandinavia Branch Named ‘Best Foreign Tourist Office’ in Norway

The Greek National Tourism Organization’s branch in Scandinavia has been named Norway’s Best Foreign Tourism Office for 2021 at the Grand Travel Awards.

Athens Epidaurus Festival Announces Program for 2022

The Athens Epidaurus Festival has unveiled its summer 2022 events program that will feature some 70 productions and 2,000 performers.

Delphi Economic Forum Returning as Live Event: April 6-9

The Delphi Economic Forum 2022 is returning to the historic town of Delphi in central Greece for its seventh edition that will take place as a live event during April 6-9.

Greece Considers Scrapping Covid Certificate for Restaurants

Greek authorities are considering the removal of most Covid-19 measures by Easter, including the need to present a vaccination certificate to enter restaurants, bars and entertainment venues.

Covid-19 Travel Rules Stay the Same in Greece

Besides abolishing the once mandatory PLF, the Greek authorities have kept in place all other Covid-19 rules that travelers from abroad must follow.

Air Travel Needs to be ‘Redesigned’ in Post-Covid Era, Says Industry Expert

Air travel needs to undergo a ‘redesign’ as people start traveling again after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a Greek industry expert.

Global Air Travel Industry Wants End to Covid-19 Controls

Airlines and airports are calling for all remaining COVID restrictions applying to intra-EU and Schengen area travel to be dropped.

EU Council Agrees to Extend Covid Certificate Validity Beyond 2022

The Council of the European Union has agreed to extend the validity of the EU Digital COVID Certificate beyond 30 June 2022.

Covid-19: Greek Ferries Return to 100% Capacity

Greece is fully lifting capacity measures on ferries as the number of Covid-19 cases appear to be stabilizing.

ITB Berlin: Ukraine War Expected to Impact Tourism

Russia’s war activities in Ukraine and the inevitable repercussions are bound to impact the tourism industry, according to German Travel Association (DRV) President Norbert Fiebig.

Greece Updates Travel Rules for International Arrivals – PLF Not Needed from March 15

The Greek authorities have updated the Covid-19 rules that travelers arriving in Greece on international flights must follow.

ITB Berlin Convention 2022 Begins

The virtual ITB Berlin Convention will kick off on March 8 with topics focusing on the Covid-19 pandemic and the challenges of geopolitical conflicts and crises.

Expedia: Appetite for Travel Grew Further in Q4 2021

The appetite for travel continued to grow globally during the fourth quarter of 2021, according to Expedia Group’s Q4 Travel Recovery Trend Report.

Athens’ Hospitality Market Sees Investment Activity Picking Up

Investment activity in Athens’ hospitality industry is picking up pace with some 5,000 hotel rooms currently under construction, says GBR Consulting.

Athens Tourism to Cover Lost Ground in 2nd Semester, Says AIA Chief

Athens’ tourism industry will cover lost ground and start to rebound during the second semester of 2022, according to Athens International Airport CEO Yiannis Paraschis.