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Greece Still Struggling to Set Up Covid-19 Hotels

Hotel owners in Greece are not showing interest in the Greek Tourism Ministry’s call for hotels to operate as quarantine spots for tourists who may contract the coronavirus while on holiday.

Greece Among Countries Still Slow to Regulate Short-term Rentals

Greece is among a handful of countries in the European Union that has not legislated on short-term rental practices, according to a survey by EY.

Porto Palace Hotel Promises a Safe Stay in Thessaloniki

The Porto Palace Hotel Thessaloniki has opened its doors with the promise to offer a safe stay to the visitors of Greece's northern port city.

Xanemo Sailing on Naxos to Restart Sea Experiences on July 15

Xanemo Sailing, based on Naxos, will resume operations on July 15 to once again offer unique sailing experiences and adventures to its customers.

Greek Port Authorities Heighten Security Checks on Board Ferries

Greek authorities are boosting security checks at ports and on board ferries across Greece to ensure Covid-19 safety precautions are being adhered to.

Santorini to Set Up First DMO in Greece

The first DMO in Greece will be representing Santorini, with the aim to develop the island’s long-term travel and tourism strategy.

Covid-19 Recovery Plan Tops EU Leaders’ Meeting

Reaching an agreement on the Commission’s proposed coronavirus rescue fund dubbed “Next Generation EU”, topped the agenda of a recent EU leaders meeting.

Google: Online Searches for Greek Destinations Double Globally

Online searches for Greek destinations on Google has doubled worldwide, showing the strong interest of potential holidaymakers for the country.

Acropolis Museum’s Annual Performance Positive Despite Covid-19

The Acropolis Museum in Athens, welcomed a total of 1,283,125 visitors from June 2019 to May 2020 despite its forced closure on March 14 due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Cyprus Airways: Flights to Greece, Switzerland, Israel on Summer Program

Cyprus Airways has announced flights from Larnaca, Cyprus, to five destinations in Greece, as well as to Switzerland and Israel for the summer of 2020.

Polis Grand Hotel in Athens Reopens its Doors

The Polis Grand Hotel in Athens center has reopened its doors with the well-being of its guests as its top priority.

Liostasi Hotel & Suites on Ios Ready to Welcome Guests on July 10

The luxury Liostasi Hotel & Suites, on the Greek island of Ios, is getting ready to open its doors and begin welcoming guests as of July 10.

EY: Estimated Tourism Losses for Greece at €10bn due to Covid-19

Covid-19 is estimated at costing the Greek tourism sector some 10 billion euros in 2020, according to the latest report by Ernst & Young (EY).

OECD Revises Covid-19 Outlook for Greece

OECD revised its previous forecast for Greece, regarding the impact of Covid-19, estimating that the country’s economy will contract at a smaller rate this year compared to the eurozone average.

Air Travel: Consumers Still Wary About Flying but Industry Experts Positive

Industry experts may be confident about the resumption of travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, but travelers appear to be fearful of getting on planes.

Aria Hotels Opens its Doors for the Greek Summer Season

Aria Hotels has opened its properties on mainland Greece and the islands for the 2020 summer season.

Celestyal Named Exclusive Cruise Partner of ‘The Hellenic Initiative’

Celestyal Cruises has been announced corporate ambassador and exclusive cruise partner of The Hellenic Initiative, an international non-profit organization.

Health Experts say Greece Prepared for Tourism in Covid-19 Times

Greece is well prepared to address possible Covid-19 incidents but should increase testing on passengers from flights originating in high risk territories, say health experts.

Greek Hoteliers Want Health Protocol Clarifications

Greek hoteliers are requesting that the Tourism Ministry clarifies the details involving the mandatory implementation of health protocols, citing the high cost involved.

Mastercard Offers Technology Knowhow for the Restart of Greek Tourism

Mastercard is offering its technology knowhow for the development of new tools that will support Greece's efforts to restart its tourism sector.