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Covid-19 Cases on TUI Cruise Ship in Greece Create Confusion

A Covid-19 scare on board TUI’s "Mein Schiff 6" cruise ship caused alarm after 12 crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.

Greece Proposes Coordinated EU-wide Covid-19 Actions

Greece has forwarded proposals to the European Commission for the implementation of Covid-19 measures to restore safe travel.

Thessaloniki Tells its Rural Stories via New Campaign

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has launched a new campaign to promote the rural side of Greece's northern port city.

Gaining Lost Ground in 2021 Key Priority for Greek Tourism After Covid-19

Quality, sustainable tourism practices, training and next generation upgrade works are priorities for Greece in 2021.

Greece Sends its Message for World Tourism Day 2020

On World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures underlined the significance of social cohesion and rural development for tourism growth in the post-Covid-19 era.

Athens Puts New Covid-19 Management Plan into Action

The Athens municipality has announced a new series of precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in inner-city neighborhoods.

WTTC Calls for Global Coordinated Approach to Rebuild Travel Confidence

The international travel & tourism industry needs a global coordinated approach that will enhance the travel experience in the post-Covid-19 era, says the WTTC.

German Tourism Market ‘Discovers’ Thessaloniki and Halkidiki in post-Covid-19 Era

The tourism offerings of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki were recently presented to 40 German tourism professionals that took part in the FVW Workshop Greece 2020.

Covid-19 Takes Toll on AEGEAN H1 2020 Turnover

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the slowdown in global travel, Greek carrier AEGEAN recorded a 64% drop in turnover in the first half of 2020.

Greece – TUI Optimistic as Demand Extends Tourism Season into Autumn

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis discussed the extension of the tourism season in Greece with TUI, as bookings are already in place for November.

National Bank of Greece Sees Upturn in July-Aug Economic Activity

Greece's economic activity in July-August recorded an upturn with a positive impact of tourism, according to the country's national bank.

Greek Minister Pledges Support for the ‘People in Tourism’

Tax breaks and job support are among the measures taken by the Greek government to help tourism professionals impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Additional Covid-19 Measures Announced for Greek Destinations

Starting on Saturday, September 26, additional precautionary measures will apply to a number of Greek regions, including Attica and Trikala, with the aim to curb the spread of Covid-19.

Europe’s Airlines Looking to Win Back Travelers with Lower Fares

In an attempt to win back reluctant travelers due to Covid-19, Europe’s airline companies are bringing down their rates for September through to December.

Singapore Airlines Looks to Resume Flights to More Destinations

The Singapore Airlines group is constantly looking for opportunities to resume flights to more destinations in its global network.

Tourism Committee Urges EU Actions to Save the Sector

Europe’s Transport and Tourism Committee is calling for immediate action to save the tourism sector and some 22 million jobs that are at risk due to Covid-19.

Major Projects to Boost Thessaloniki’s Reputation in Southeastern Europe

Major infrastructure works are underway in Thessaloniki, which are expected to contribute to the development of the city as a trade hub and a significant tourism destination.

CoronaPass: Ticketseller Facilitates Covid-19 Testing for Customers to Ensure Safe Travel

Τicketseller has joined forces with medical care provider CrossBorderMedCare to offer its customers special services for travel during Covid-19 times.

Astir Palace Vouliagmeni Donates Hand Sanitizers to Public Schools

The Astir Palace Vouliagmeni hospitality company has donated hand sanitizers to public schools in the areas of Vari, Voula and Vouliagmeni to help curb the spread of Covid-19.

SETE Forecast: Greece’s Revenues from Foreign Tourists to Reach Only €3bn

Greece's travel receipts from abroad are expected to reach only €3 billion in 2020 due to the impact of Covid-19, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.