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Greek Tourism Continues on its Growth Path, Says Minister

Greek tourism continues on its growth path, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said in an interview to Deutsche Welle.

Lufthansa Group Introduces Flexible Rebooking Options

The airlines of the Lufthansa Group have announced more flexible rebooking options for passengers due to the exceptional circumstances caused by the coronavirus outbreak.

German Travel Association DRV to Hold 2020 Conference in Greece

The German Travel Association (DRV) will hold its high-profile annual conference in Greece this year.

Athens Airport Sees Healthy Rise in Jan-Feb 2020 Traffic

Athens International Airport (AIA) achieved a 4.3 percent increase in incoming traffic during the first two months of 2020 to 2.8 million passengers.

UK Airline Flybe Announces Collapse

British carrier Flybe has entered into administration after failing to secure a 100-million-pound government loan.

Greece Looks to Attract Special Interest Dutch Tourists

Greece’s special forms of tourism were presented to Dutch professionals and holidaymakers during the Fiets en Wandelbeurs 2020 travel fair in The Netherlands.

Messe Berlin Launches ITB Virtual Convention for Travel Industry to do Business

Despite the cancellation of the ITB Berlin 2020 trade show, Messe Berlin is offering professionals the chance to do business through itb.com, its new online networking platform.

SETE Proposes Hotel Cancellation Fee Waivers in View of Covid-19

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is proposing a flexible cancellation policy for hotels in efforts to limit the impact from the coronavirus outbreak.

Cruise Ships to Ban Recent Visitors to China and Cities in Italy

Cruise ships around the world will deny boarding to persons who have traveled or passed through specific countries, including China, in response to the spread of the coronavirus.

IATA Calls for Suspension of Slot Use Rules, Cites Covid-19 Impact

Due to exceptional circumstances created by the coronavirus outbreak, IATA is requesting that airport slot regulations be suspended for the entire running year.

ITB India 2020 Tourism Fair Postponed to Next Year

The ITB India 2020 tourism and travel trade show, originally scheduled to be held April 15 – 17 in Mumbai, will be postponed to next year, due to the rapid spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19).

Ryanair to Cancel Up to 25% of Short Haul Flights to/from Italy

Ryanair from March 17 will reduce its short haul flight program - mainly to and from Italy - by up to 25 percent, for a three-week period, in response to the Covid-19 virus.

Greek Trade Body Calls for Business Support Scheme in View of Covid-19

Greece's Merchants Confederation is calling for measures against the impact of the coronavirus outbreak on Greek businesses.

ITB Berlin 2020 is Cancelled

ITB Berlin is cancelled due to the increasing spread of the novel coronavirus COVID-19, the travel trade show's organizer Messe Berlin announced on Friday.

Greece Boosts Border Controls Citing Threat to Public Health

Aiming to reinforce border controls to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has cited EU Regulation 2016/399 on the necessity to prevent threats to public health.

GBTA Study: Covid-19 to Dent Business Travel Forecasts

The coronavirus epidemic may very well cost the business travel industry some $559.7 billion annually, or 37% of its total 2020 forecasted global spend, a GBTA study reveals.

Attica Promotes its Tourism Experiences with New Videos

The Region of Attica has launched three new tourism promotional videos for 2020 that reveal the ideal 'Attica experience' that tourists can live.

Tourism Minister: Greece Calls for Calm in Covid-19 Health Crisis

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the coronavirus outbreak requires levelheadedness and added that Greece must be ready for all possible scenarios.

ITB Berlin 2020 to Take Place as Scheduled, Says Organizer

The ITB Berlin 2020 travel trade show will take place as planned between March 4-8 and will not be postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

European Tourism Sector Calls for Solidarity and Support to China

In response to the coronavirus outbreak, the European tourism sector offers a message of solidarity and support to China and also urges an evidence-based approach to travel restrictions.