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Greek Consumer Confidence Picks Up Marginally in December

Greek consumer confidence picked up slightly in December, as the economic climate index reached 91.5 points against 91.0 points in November 2020, according the IOBE think tank.

Covid-19 Drives Athens Airbnb Demand Down in 2020

Demand for Airbnb short-term rentals in Athens plunged in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic, driving revenue down by 80%, according to an EY report.

EY: Greece Tourism Must Adapt to ‘New Normal’ After Covid-19

Greece will need to redesign its tourism strategy in order to address the Covid-19 impact and the subsequent new trends in travel and consumer behavior, according to a study by EY.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Travel Receipts Down by 73.9% in September

The ongoing Covid-19 health crisis drove inbound traffic to Greece down by 73.9% and travel receipts by 71.4% year-on-year in September.

IOBE: 2021 Greek Economy Rebound Hinges on Covid-19 Vaccine

Greece’s economy could shrink by 10 percent if a Covid-19 vaccine is not produced and new lockdown measures are imposed, according to Greek think tank IOBE.

August Inbound Traveler Flows to Greece Sink Due to Covid-19

The number of inbound visitors to Greece in August 2020 was down by 73.3% year-on-year as a result of the Covid-19 measures.

Nine-month Passenger Traffic to Greece Down by 68.9%

Passenger traffic through Greece’s airports dropped by 68.9 percent in the first nine months of the year.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

Mohegan Makes Surprise Offer for Athens Casino

US gaming giant Mohegan has offered 150 million euros for the 30-year right to operate Greece's first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon on the Athenian Riviera.

IMF: Greek Economy to Shrink by 9.5%

The Greek economy is expected to shrink by 9.5 percent in 2020 due to the Covid-19 shock, which has interrupted the country’s economic recovery, the IMF said.

Theoharis: Open Businesses, Safety Key to See Greek Tourism into New Era

Keeping Greece's tourism economy going and ensuring the health of all involved (professionals, visitors and locals) are the top priorities for the Tourism Ministry.

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.