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Commission: EU Certificate ‘Crucial’ to Europe’s Covid-19 Response

The EU Digital Covid-19 Certificate has played a decisive role in Europe’s response to the pandemic and facilitated travel, according to a European Commission report.

Athens Limits Traffic to City Center with New Alternate Day Regulation

Starting on October 25, entrance into a defined area in the center of Athens will be allowed to certain vehicles based on an odd/even traffic regulation system.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites to Stay Open During Winter

Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel on the Greek island of Santorini, will remain open all year long to welcome travelers also during the winter season.

International Travel Flows to Greece Continue Steady Trend

International arrivals to Greece are maintaining the momentum of previous months marking a 110.5% increase in September compared to the same month a year ago.

Covid-19: EU Summit to Examine Freer Travel Movement, Simpler Rules 

EU leaders are expected to request the mutual recognition of Covid-19 certificates from third countries in an attempt to facilitate travel in and out of the EU. 

Road Arrivals to Greece Pick Up Pace in August

The number of road arrivals to Greece gained momentum in August exceeding the 1 million mark, according to INSETE data.

Greece Among Top Mediterranean Tourism Destinations for Germans

Greece together with Spain, Turkey and Egypt won over German tourists this summer with demand still strong, according to data by booking platform ANIXE.

Greece Betting on Tourism to Create New Jobs

Greece is setting its hopes on tourism and on investments in the sector to create new jobs that will support local communities and families.

Greek Hoteliers Expect Recovery in 3 to 5 Years

Greek hoteliers hit by the Covid-19 crisis will start recovering losses in three to five years’ time, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

German Media Commend Greece for Tourism ‘Blessing’

Greece’s “success” in winning over travelers this summer and fall featured in the German press recently, describing the country as a tourism “winner”.

Hoteliers: Sustainable Hospitality a Priority for Greek Tourism

Sustainable hospitality should be at the center of all tourism services offered in the post-Covid-19 era, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

SETE: Greek Tourism Should Team Up with Other Sectors to Bolster Economy

Tourism should involve other sectors in efforts to bolster the Greek economy, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Travel Giant TUI Schedules First Greece Arrivals in March 2022

Travel giant TUI has agreed to schedule the first tourist arrivals to Greek destinations in March 2022.

Minister: Greece’s Tourism Season Not Over, Visitors Still Coming

Tourist flows to Greece are still robust despite Covid-19, but the achievement is not by chance, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece on Long-haul Traveler ‘Wish List’ for Autumn, Winter Trips

Greece is among the leading destinations of choice for potential long-haul vacationers from the US, Canada, Russia, China and Japan.

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.

Study: Greek CEOs Optimistic About post-Covid Future

Greek CEOs are optimistic about the ‘day after’ Covid-19 with a high percentage expressing confidence in Greece’s future potential for growth.

Greece Posts Weak Jan-July 2021 Tourism Revenue

Greece’s tourism revenue was down by 62.9% in the first seven months of 2021 compared to the pre-Covid-19 period in 2019.

Travel & Tourism Bodies Welcome UK Decision to Remove 47 Countries from ‘Red List’

Global travel and tourism bodies have welcomed the UK government’s decision to narrow down its “red list” of countries based on Covid-19 risk.

Jan-Aug Tourist Arrivals in Greece Down By 51.2% Compared to 2019

The number of travelers to Greece in the first eight months of the year remained down compared to 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels, says a report by INSETE.