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Greek Hoteliers Chief Calls for Common EU Plan to Ensure Safe Travel

An EU plan for travel would ensure the free movement of people amid the Covid-19 pandemic, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

ECTAA: 2020, the Year Travel Stopped

This year has been catastrophic for travel companies with turnover down to 20 percent compared to 2019, ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association, said in a review of 2020.

IATA: Greece Sets Example in Aviation Support

IATA has identified a measure Greece took to support aviation in Covid-19 times, as a successful example of stimulating passenger growth.

Greek Hoteliers Expect 67% Drop in 2020 Turnover

Greek hoteliers are expecting to see their turnover drop by 67% this year with 6.4% opting to remain closed due to lagging demand and lack of liquidity.

GHotels Group Thanks EKAV Rescuers with Free Holidays to Halkidiki

GHotels is offering free holidays in Halkidiki to the rescuers of Greece’s National Center for Emergency Care – EKAV for their contribution in the fight against COVID-19.

Commission Scolds Greece for Passenger Rights Violations

The Commission said it would be launching infringement proceedings against Greece and Italy for violating EU rules protecting passenger rights.

Re-open EU: New Site & App Offers Real-time Info for Safe Travel

Travelers planning to visit EU countries can now access a new website offering real-time information on destinations and Covid-19 safety regulations.

Scoot Suspends Athens-Singapore Route Until End of March 2021

Scoot will temporarily suspend its Athens-Singapore route until end-March 2021, due to weak demand arising from Covid-19.

Study: Greeks Say Yes to Vacation Coupons to Stimulate Domestic Travel

More than half of Greeks say they are willing to accept a vacation discount coupon to go on holiday at a Greek destination, as part of efforts to stimulate domestic tourism.

ECTAA: Concrete Actions Only Way for Tourism Value Chain to Continue

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is asking for concrete actions so that the tourism value chain can continue to operate after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Coronavirus: Emirates Ramps Up Ticket Refund Capability

Emirates has ramped up its capability to process refunds, reaffirming its commitment to customers and travel trade partners impacted by disruptions due to Covid-19.

EU Ministers Seek Ways to Get Tourism Back on Track

EU tourism ministers, via video conference, exchanged best practices and identified ways to enhance the support to the sector, which has been badly hit by the Covid-19 crisis.

Cronwell Hotels Offers Free Holidays to Greek Healthcare Professionals

Cronwell Hotels & Resorts will offer Greek healthcare professionals free stay at its three resorts in Greece, once the Covid-19 crisis subsides.

BlueVillas CEO: An Invitation to Honest Local Partnerships

While referring to the way travel operators, OTAs and agencies are handling the Covid-19 crisis, Blue Villas CEO Christos Gkekas extends an invitation to honest local partnerships.

Europe Chief Advises Against Travel, Urges Seniors to Stay Home until Year End

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advised Europeans to wait before making travel plans and seniors to stay put until the end of the year.

IATA Sees Losses Rising for Europe’s Airlines – Data on Greece

Europe’s airlines stand to lose over 76 billion dollars in revenues in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, IATA says and calls on governments to take immediate action.

Scoot Offers Voucher Refunds for Flexible Rebooking

Scoot is offering voucher refunds for the full value of bookings made on or before 15 March 2020 for travel up to 31 May 2020 with immediate effect.

Trainose: Train Tickets Usable Within 1 Year from Issue Date

Due to the coronavirus outbreak, Greece's railway service operator Trainose is giving passengers the opportunity to exchange already booked tickets with travel vouchers valid for one year.