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Greece Drops Face Mask Rule for Indoor Spaces Starting June 1

The requirement to wear a mask in indoor public places in Greece will be lifted on June 1. However, masks will remain required in specified settings.

Tourism, F&B Sectors Creating Jobs in Greece

Greece’s resilient tourism sector is supporting job creation with the balance of employment in April marking a 20-year record, according to the Greek labor ministry’s Ergani employment system.

Eurocontrol Sees Upward Air Traffic Dynamic for Greece

Greece is set to make a strong comeback as a post-Covid-19 international tourist destination, according to data released by aviation experts Eurocontrol.

Scandinavian Travelers Choose Greece this Summer, Says Swedish Ambassador

Thousands of travelers from Scandinavian countries will be visiting Greece this summer for their holidays, according to Sweden’s Ambassador to Greece, Johan Borgstam.

Greece Taking Measures to Address Overtourism

Actions are being taken to address the issue of overtourism in Greece, particularly on popular islands such as Santorini and Mykonos, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

January-April Passenger Traffic to Greece Up by 384% 

Greek airports handled 8.1 million passengers in the first four months of the year, up by 383% over the same period in 2021, according to data by the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority.

Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

Individual Hotel Booking Rates in Greece Set to Rise by 10-15%

Individual booking rates for hotels are expected to rise this summer by 10-15%, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

ETC Sees Full Comeback for Domestic Travel in Europe this Year

Domestic travel is expected to recover fully in 2022 as the Covid-19 pandemic gradually subsides, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

Condor’s Return to Athens Confirms German Traveler Interest in Greece

Condor’s return to Athens, validates the airline’s trust in the dynamic of Greece’s tourist product and marks the return of the Greek capital to the center of international interest.

Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.

Greece’s Online Reputation Strong in March

Greece saw its online reputation improve in March, recording the best level achieved over the past two years, according to data provided by SETE Intelligence.

Travel Searches Surge as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease, Says Expedia

The further opening of borders and easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions led to a significant increase in travel searches during the first three months of 2022, says Expedia.

Int’l Tourism Professionals Explore Athens at 8th Travel Trade Event

Dozens of Greek and foreign travel and tourism professionals are participating in the 8th Travel Trade Athens, the Greek capital’s annual B2B tourism event.

Greece Drops Covid-19 Requirements for Country Entry

As of May 1, travelers coming to Greece will no longer be required to show a Covid-19 vaccination certificate, recovery certificate or test to enter the country.

Airbnb Supports Remote Work Option ‘For Good’

"Live and work anywhere" is home-sharing giant Airbnb’s new philosophy giving thousands of employees the option to full-time remote work plus perks.

Greek PM Sees Positive Tourism Year Ahead

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis expressed confidence that tourism this year will show positive signs of post-Covid recovery in view of growing demand for the summer ahead.

Study: Greek CEOs Aiming to Make Firms More Resilient to Shocks

Greek CEOs are reshaping their strategies in efforts to make their companies more resilient to shocks after facing the impact of Covid-19, a study released by EY found.