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Amadeus Reveals 5 Key Trends to Drive Travel Recovery in Post-Covid-19 Era

Travel technology provider Amadeus has revealed five emerging trends expected to drive travel recovery in the post-Covid-19 era.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

UNWTO: Tourism Restart Needs Vaccination Certificates, Harmonized Testing Protocols

The UNWTO has called for the safe resumption of international travel in a harmonized way that includes vaccination certificates and testing protocols.

Athens Municipality to Support Businesses Active in Culture with €7.7 Million

The Municipality of Athens will allocate 7.7 million euros to support businesses active in culture - including museums and theaters - that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Council Agrees on Mutual Recognition of Covid-19 Test Results Across EU

Member states have agreed on a Council recommendation setting a common framework for the mutual recognition of Covid-19 test results across the EU.

Greece Domestic Air Travel: Only Essential Trips Allowed Until February 1

The Greek aviation directive that allows only essential domestic travel between all airports in the country has been extended until February 1.

Greece’s 7-day Quarantine Rule for Air Arrivals Extended to February 8

Greece is extending the mandatory 7-day quarantine rule for all international travelers arriving by air, according to the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

Greece Eases Some Covid-19 Lockdown Rules, Keeps Movement Restrictions in Place

Greece from January 25 will ease a few Covid-19 lockdown measures but keep movement-related restrictions in place.

EU Leaders Fail to Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

The EU has not reached a decision on a unified approach to movement of individuals in the Covid-19 era, which would help restart the economy and facilitate travel.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

ETC: 52% of Europeans Plan to Travel in Next Six Months

The European Travel Commission's (ETC) latest report reveals that 52 percent of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months.

WTTC: UK Quarantine Rule a ‘Crushing Blow’ to Travel and Tourism

The WTTC warns that the UK's latest emergency border measures, taken to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 variants, could be a "crushing blow" to travel.

France Announces Negative Covid-19 Test Requirement for EU Travelers

Passengers arriving from EU destinations to France will be required to present a negative PCR test conducted up to 72 hours prior to departure.

Biden: All Travelers Arriving in US will Need to Quarantine

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order that includes a quarantine requirement for all travelers entering America.

Greece’s Revenue from Travel Receipts Drops 76.3% in Jan-Nov

With tourism heavily impacted in 2020 by the Covid-19 pandemic, Greece’s revenue from travel receipts dropped to 4.24 billion euros during January-November.

Covid-19: Greece May Take Additional Measures to Support Tourism

The Greek government may take further actions to support the country's tourism sector in the near future, according to Labor Minister Kostis Hatzidakis.

Greek PM Explains: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate ‘Not a Travel Passport’

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis explains that his proposed EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate is not a "travel passport" and will not stand in the way of free movement.

Greek Tourism’s Rising 2019 Performance Cut Short by Covid-19, Says Research

The rising performance Greek tourism was recording up until 2019 was cut short by the Covid-19 pandemic, research by INSETE shows.

Greece Seeking Ways to Support F&B Services Providers

Greek restauranteurs are calling on the government to provide support in order for businesses to remain above water until they are allowed to re-open.

Corona Nomads Explain Why Working from Athens is Better

Professionals who have chosen in the midst of the Covid-19 pandemic to balance work and life explain why working from Athens has its advantages.