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Greek Orthodox Easter Behind Closed Doors Due to Covid-19

Greek Orthodox Easter this weekend will be held behind closed doors and at home in efforts to combat the spread of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Greek officials.

Study: Greek Tourism Businesses Should Focus on Health Safety

Destinations with effective health systems and enforcing stringent hygiene regulations will win over future travelers after the Covid-19 pandemic, says a new study by the OpenTourism group and the University of Piraeus.

Greek Professionals Look to ‘Learn’ from #Greecefromhome

Over 1,000 Greek professionals signed up to participate in the "Learn" online seminars of the Tourism Ministry's #Greecefromhome platform, during its first 10 days of operation.

Emirates Updates Covid-19 Travel Waiver Policies

Emirates has updated its COVID-19 travel waiver policies into one simplified approach for rebooking and refunds on tickets issued in all its global markets.

Greek Tourism Ministry Sets Post-Coronavirus Agenda

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and the GNTO are exploring ways to redefine Greece’s tourism product so it can adapt to the new reality after the Covid-19 pandemic.

IMF Forecasts 2020 Recession for Greece Due to Covid-19

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is forecasting that the Greek economy will contract by 10% this year as a result of the Covid-19 outbreak that has devastated the world.

Crete Educational Bodies Team Up with GNTO to Study Covid-19 Effect

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will join forces with two Crete-based institutions to develop a tourism strategy to be implemented after the Covid-19 pandemic subsides.

Anatolia Hospitality: A Message from the CEO

Anatolia Hospitalty is getting ready to reopen its properties once the coronavirus pandemic subsides, says CEO Michael Chrysochoidis.

Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki Donates ICU Beds to AHEPA Hospital

The Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki has donated three ICU beds to the AHEPA University Hospital to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Aristotle Municipality Launches Travel e-Guide in English

The Municipality of Aristotle in Halkidiki has launched an electronic guide in English with useful information on the area's 13 hiking routes.

Santorini Among 7 Most Beautiful Islands on the Planet, Says CNT Middle East

Santorini, one of Greece's most popular destinations, is on the list of the "7 most beautiful islands on the planet" of Condé Nast Traveller (CNT) Middle East.

Greece Looks Into Safe Entry Documentation Options After Covid-19

Greek authorities are exploring the possibility of safe entry documentation to be shown at airports upon arrival after Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted.

Economist Sees Considerable Coronavirus Toll on Greek Tourism

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to impact Greece’s tourism sector more than in any other Eurozone country, according to The Economist.

Europe Chief Advises Against Travel, Urges Seniors to Stay Home until Year End

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen advised Europeans to wait before making travel plans and seniors to stay put until the end of the year.

Covid-19: Greek Study Focuses on Previous Tourism Recovery Times After Crisis

Amid the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on tourism, Greek research body INSETE looks into previous recovery times for the industry after a crisis.

Greece Stands by Spain Amid Covid-19 Crisis

Greece recently expressed ts solidarity to Spain by raising the country's flag on top of the Hellenic Parliament and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs in central Athens.

Thessaloniki Invites Visitors to Explore its Best Through VR Travel App

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has released a video of a VR travel application, aiming to promote the city's sites to potential travelers to visit once it's safe to travel again.

Lesante Collection Donates Medical Supplies to Zakynthos Hospital to Combat Covid-19

The Lesante Collection will donate medical supplies to the General Hospital of Zakynthos, aiming to contribute to the fight against the Covid-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Rhodes Int’l Marathon Supports EKAV Rescuers

The Rhodes International Marathon event has donated medical equipment to the local branch of EKAV (Greece's ambulance services) to support the fight against COVID-19.

Study: Greece’s Brand Name Key for Tourism to Recover from Covid-19

Greece's strong brand name will play a key role in the recovery of the country's tourism sector after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, says INSETE.