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Moody’s Says Tourism Behind Greece’s Resilience to Covid-19

Greece’s resilience to the Covid-19 shock is a result of a strong tourism industry, according to credit agency Moody’s.

Attica Region and CIVINET Greece-Cyprus Join Forces for Circular Tourism 

The Attica Region has secured funding through its partnership with the CIVINET Greece-Cyprus network to implement a circular tourism strategy in 8 of its island/coastal municipalities.

WTTC Commends Greece for Safe, Positive Tourism Opening

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised Greece for successfully opening up to tourists during the Covid-19 health crisis.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

Visitors to Greece in July Increase by 240.2% Bolstering Revenue

The number of incoming travelers to Greece in July increased by 240.2% year-on-year to some 2.8 million, according to the Bank of Greece.

July Tourism Revenues in Greece Achieve 61.4% of 2019 Levels

Greece’s travel receipts in July achieved 61.4% of their July 2019 levels, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

Thessaloniki Int’l Fair Boosts September Hotel Occupancy Levels

The country’s largest trade event, the 85th Thessaloniki International Fair scheduled to take place in September, has boosted hotel occupancy levels in the northern Greek city.

BoG: Greece Travel Receipts Up by 51% in January – June

Travel receipts in the first six months of the year increased by 51 percent and by 851.8 percent in June, according to data by the Bank of Greece.

Study: Visitors to Crete Satisfied with Covid-19 Safety

Eight in 10 foreign travelers to Western Crete said they feel safe with regard to Covid-19 and expressed their satisfaction with overall adherence to health protocols.

EU Releases €4bn for Greece to Finance Investments, Reforms

The European Commission has released 4 billion euros in pre-financing to Greece as part of the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Greece Expects €4bn of EU Recovery Aid by August

Greece expects by the end of the month to have access to approximately 4 billion euros in support from the European Union’s Recovery Fund.

Greece Launches 140 Cultural Events Outdoors at Sites Countrywide

A total of 140 concerts, art shows, theater and dance performances are scheduled to take place across Greece in the next two months, the culture ministry announced.

Bloomberg: Greece in Top 20 Best Places to Be During Covid-19

Greece is making reopening progress moving up in Bloomberg's June resilience ranking and entering the Top 20 best places to be in during Covid-19.

Parliament Approves Permanent VAT Reduction for 5 Greek Islands

Greek parliament has approved a permanent reduction by 30 percent in VAT applicable to five Eastern Aegean islands.

Mainland Greece Hoteliers Want Additional Aid Due to Covid-19

Hoteliers in mainland Greece and primarily in the north are calling on the government to provide additional support to ensure the operation of hotels impacted by Covid-19.

Difficult Year Ahead for Greek Tourism, Says Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says 2021 will be a “difficult” year for tourism as very much depends on how other countries address the pandemic.

Experts Fear Travel May Bring New Covid-19 Variants to Greece

Greek health experts are expressing concern that the Covid-19 pandemic may enter a fourth wave due to new variants entering the country through travel.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.

Greece to Direct EU Resilience Funds into Special Forms of Tourism

Greek special forms of tourism - linked to agriculture and marine activities - will benefit from EU relief funds after the European Commission approved Greece’s resilience plan.

EU Approves Greek Recovery Plan, Paves Way for Funding

The European Commission has approved Greece’s resilience plan, paving the way for the release of 30.5 billion euros for the country to emerge stronger after Covid-19.