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TUI Group Chief Resigns After Nearly 10 Years at the Helm

After almost a decade at the helm of TUI Group, CEO Friedrich Joussen announced on Friday that he would be resigning in the fall.

TUI Sees Tourism Recovery Fast Approaching 2019 Levels

TUI Group CEO Fritz Joussen expects to see the tourism industry recoup 80% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels this year or even reach 100%.

Outbound Traffic Peaks in Greece for Easter

Greeks this year will be celebrating Orthodox Easter with full services on April 24 after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Leisure Travel Giant TUI Expects ‘No Impact’ of Sanctions on Business

TUI Group said that sanctions on the company’s shareholder, Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, will have no lasting impact on business.

Holiday Giant TUI Sees Strong Summer Ahead 

Travel giant TUI is expecting a strong summer ahead in view of very high demand for holidays in 2022.

Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

TUI Chief Sees Reason to Be Positive in 2022

TUI’s head, Friedrich Joussen, says there is good reason to be optimistic in 2022 and that travel demand is focused more on the Mediterranean.

TUI Group Sees Recovery, Normal Booking Levels in 2022

TUI Group has so far achieved 69 percent of pre-crisis level bookings and expects to return to normality by summer 2022.

OECD Forecasts 6.7% Growth for Greece in 2021

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is forecasting the Greek economy will grow at a rate of 6.7 percent this year and 4.8 percent in 2022.

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.

Covid-19: Greece Benefits from Announcing Travel Opening Early

Announcing its opening to travelers and setting out clear Covid-19 guidelines has given Greece a head start in tourism recovery, according to ForwardKeys.

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.

International Flights to Greece Shoot Up in July

Inbound flight activity to Greece surged in July, with international arrivals up by 146.8% against the same month in 2020, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority said.

Challenges and Chances Ahead for Greece’s Coastal Shipping

Greece’s coastal shipping sector suffered a blow in the last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with the renewal of its fleet being an urgent priority.

July Brings More Traffic Through 14 Greek Regional Airports

Traffic through 14 regional Greek airports picked up pace in the first half of the year boosting performance for Fraport Group.

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).

Flight Activity at Athens Airport Picks Up Pace 

Athens International Airport has recovered 77% of total 2019 traffic so far and is up by 74% or 273 flights against last year, according to Eurocontrol. 

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.