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Covid-19 Cases on TUI Cruise Ship in Greece Create Confusion

A Covid-19 scare on board TUI’s "Mein Schiff 6" cruise ship caused alarm after 12 crew members tested positive for the coronavirus.

Greece Proposes Coordinated EU-wide Covid-19 Actions

Greece has forwarded proposals to the European Commission for the implementation of Covid-19 measures to restore safe travel.

Gaining Lost Ground in 2021 Key Priority for Greek Tourism After Covid-19

Quality, sustainable tourism practices, training and next generation upgrade works are priorities for Greece in 2021.

Greece – TUI Optimistic as Demand Extends Tourism Season into Autumn

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis discussed the extension of the tourism season in Greece with TUI, as bookings are already in place for November.

National Bank of Greece Sees Upturn in July-Aug Economic Activity

Greece's economic activity in July-August recorded an upturn with a positive impact of tourism, according to the country's national bank.

Greek Minister Pledges Support for the ‘People in Tourism’

Tax breaks and job support are among the measures taken by the Greek government to help tourism professionals impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Europe’s Airlines Looking to Win Back Travelers with Lower Fares

In an attempt to win back reluctant travelers due to Covid-19, Europe’s airline companies are bringing down their rates for September through to December.

Tourism Committee Urges EU Actions to Save the Sector

Europe’s Transport and Tourism Committee is calling for immediate action to save the tourism sector and some 22 million jobs that are at risk due to Covid-19.

Cruise Companies Submit Plan for Healthy Sailing in Covid-19 Era

In efforts to ensure safe journeys at sea in the Covid-19 era, cruise companies have tabled a comprehensive plan that includes heightened health protocols for passengers and crew.

Study: CEOs Redefining Priorities After Covid-19 Shock

The lingering uncertainty which has resulted from the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic has forced CEOs in Greece and abroad to redefine future priorities, a KPMG study reveals.

FinMin: Greek Economy Can Brave a Second Lockdown if Needed

Greece’s economy can endure a possible second lockdown to curb the spread of Covid-19 if necessary, according to Greek Finance Minister Christos Staikouras.

EU Covid-19 Recovery Funding to Go into Green and Digital Investments

The European Commission presented its 2021 Annual Sustainable Growth Strategy that includes a set of goals to be met through the use of 672.5 billion euros in financial aid.

Greek PM Mulls Tighter Covid-19 Measures for Athens – Attica

Additional restrictions in the wider Athens area to curb the spread of Covid-19 may be implemented in the coming days, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Calls for Joint Covid-19 Health Protocols at UNWTO Meeting

Coordinated actions and common Covid-19 health protocols are vital to enable safe travel in Europe, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

OECD: Better Outlook but Covid-19 Risks and Uncertainty Still High

The OECD has revised its outlook for 2020, predicting a smaller recession of the global economy and slightly greater potential for growth.

Eurocontrol: Covid-19 Controls Hindering Hopes for Air Travel Recovery

Divergent Covid-19 restrictions across Europe have hindered all efforts to reverse the slowdown in air travel caused by the Covid-19 pandemic, says Eurocontrol.

Covid-19: Greek Health Experts Urge Vigilance After Stricter Measures Imposed in Attica

Greek health experts are calling on strict adherence to Covid-19 measures, warning that if cases in Attica do not decrease, harsher restrictions may be required.

DBRS: Covid-19 Shock Greater for Tourism-dependent Greece

Greece will emerge as one of the hardest hit economies by Covid-19 due to the impact of restrictions on tourism, its main revenue-generating industry, says a DBRS Morningstar report.

Greek Tourism Ministry Pledges Additional Publicity for Halkidiki

The Greek Tourism Ministry will take additional marketing actions in 2021 to promote Halkidiki, which has been impacted by tight measures due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Covid-19: Greek Shipping Minister Says Safety at Sea Effective

Safety at sea has been effective thanks to the implementation of Covid-19 health protocols, according to Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis.