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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.

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.

Greece’s Peak July Month Sees 85.4% Drop in Tourist Arrivals

July, one of the three main months for tourism in Greece, saw the number of inbound arrivals plunge by 85.4%, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Athens’ Hotel Grande Bretagne ‘Not for Sale’, Says Owner

The owner of the Grande Bretagne in Athens have denied reports in local press that the historic hotel is up for sale.

EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding to Go into Green and Digital Investments

The European Commission presented its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that includes a set of goals to be met through the use of 672.5 billion euros in financial aid.

Greek Court Rules Hard Rock Out of Hellinikon Casino Game

Greece’s highest court has issued its final decision and ended a legal conflict over the 30-year permit to run a casino at the Hellinikon area in Athens.

Greece Seeking Ways to Put Covid-19 Recovery Funds to Good Use

Investments and reforms should be the top priority when considering the allocation of Greece’s recovery funds, says Alternate Finance Minister Theodore Skylakakis.

Greek Court Final Decision to Pave Way for Mohegan’s Casino Plans

Greece’s highest court is expected to issue its final decision and end a legal conflict over the 30-year permit to run a casino at the Hellinikon area in Athens.

Eurostat: Greece Unemployment at 17% in May

Greece’s jobless rate increased from 15.7 percent in April 2020 to 17 percent in May, according to the latest data released by Eurostat.

Thessaloniki Chamber Urges Relief Measures for TIF Organizer

Thessaloniki’s Chamber of Commerce has called for relief measures to cover losses incurred after the cancelation of the Thessaloniki International Fair.

SETE: Greece’s Tourism Sector Needs Support into 2021

As the tourist season comes to a close and the Covid-19 effect lingers, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has tabled six proposals to help businesses survive.

Greek Gov’t Mulls Tax Relief for Covid-hit Businesses

Greek business owners impacted by Covid-19 will have more time to pay off their tax obligations, said Alternate Finance Minister Theodoros Skylakakis.

Greek Tourism Arrivals and Revenue Plummet Due to Covid-19

Due to the Covid-19 crisis, Greece in June saw a 93.8% drop in inbound travelers and a 97.5% decline in revenue, compared to the same month in 2019.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Joblessness to 1m in July

Despite opening to tourism in July, Greece saw its unemployment rate soar by an additional 125,000 people to more than 1 million against July 2019.

Greece Sets Recovery Fund Priorities for Tourism After Covid-19

Reigniting investment interest, infrastructure upgrades, sustainable tourism growth are priority areas to benefit from Greece’s share of EU recovery funds.

Thessaloniki Fair Cancelation Due to Covid-19 Causes Stir

The cancelation of the Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF), due to Covid-19, has prompted the reaction of stakeholders.

Covid-19: Greek Regional Airport Passenger Numbers Take a Dive

Greece’s regional airports are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as they handled 75.1% fewer passengers in July compared to the same month in 2019.

Study Reveals Covid-19 Impact on Greece’s Source Markets

An INSETE study reveals the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on Greece's source markets and the rollover effect on tourism.

Cyprus to Request Covid-19 Test Results from Greek Travelers

Greeks traveling to Cyprus will be required as of Thursday, August 6, to have undergone Covid-19 testing 72 hours prior to departure.

Study: Greek Economy to Face New Test When State Covid-19 Support Stops

The Greek economy is set to suffer another setback once the government’s Covid-19 lifeline to businesses stops, according to Capital Economics.