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Elivi Skiathos Beachfront Resort Ready to Open on May 28

The luxury beachfront resort Elivi Skiathos will open its doors to welcome visitors as of May 28.

Greece’s Epirus Palace Hotel Welcomes Back Travelers

The Epirus Palace Congress & Spa has opened its doors to welcome leisure and business travelers to Ioannina, Western Greece.

Halkidiki’s Philoxenia Hotel Will Open in June

The Philoxenia Hotel in Halkidiki will open its doors on June 4, ready to offer guests carefree summer holidays in northern Greece.

Greece’s MICE Organizers Still Waiting for Health Protocols

Greek organizers of events and conferences are calling on the government to announce health protocols so the MICE tourism sector can restart operations.

EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Deals Paving Way for Resumption of Travel  

The recent agreements of Israel with Greece and Cyprus, which enable restriction-free admission, are paving the way for a return to travel.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

Greek Think-tank Sees Slower Growth, Tourism in 2021 

Greek think-tank IOBE has revised downward its forecast for Greece's economy and tourism activity in 2021.

Covid-19 Forces Greece’s Short-term Rental Market to Adjust

Covid-19 has forced the short-term rental market to re-set its targets and focus on covering lost ground, according to AirDNA analysts.

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.