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Global Air Travel Expected to Tumble by 66% in 2020

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) says it now expects full-year 2020 air traffic to be down 66% compared to 2019, due to the impact of Covid-19.

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.

Thessaloniki Tells its Rural Stories via New Campaign

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization has launched a new campaign to promote the rural side of Greece's northern port city.

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 Sends its Message for World Tourism Day 2020

On World Tourism Day, key Greek tourism figures underlined the significance of social cohesion and rural development for tourism growth in the post-Covid-19 era.

Athens Puts New Covid-19 Management Plan into Action

The Athens municipality has announced a new series of precautionary measures to curb the spread of Covid-19 in inner-city neighborhoods.

WTTC Calls for Global Coordinated Approach to Rebuild Travel Confidence

The international travel & tourism industry needs a global coordinated approach that will enhance the travel experience in the post-Covid-19 era, says the WTTC.

German Tourism Market ‘Discovers’ Thessaloniki and Halkidiki in post-Covid-19 Era

The tourism offerings of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki were recently presented to 40 German tourism professionals that took part in the FVW Workshop Greece 2020.

Covid-19 Takes Toll on AEGEAN H1 2020 Turnover

Impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic and the slowdown in global travel, Greek carrier AEGEAN recorded a 64% drop in turnover in the first half of 2020.

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.

Additional Covid-19 Measures Announced for Greek Destinations

Starting on Saturday, September 26, additional precautionary measures will apply to a number of Greek regions, including Attica and Trikala, with the aim to curb the spread of Covid-19.

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.

Singapore Airlines Looks to Resume Flights to More Destinations

The Singapore Airlines group is constantly looking for opportunities to resume flights to more destinations in its global network.

Czech Republic Passengers Need Negative Covid-19 Test to Enter Greece

All travelers entering Greece from the Czech Republic as of September 28 will be obliged to present a negative Covid-19 test result upon arrival.

Tourism Recovery Tracker: UNWTO Offers Key Data in One Place

The UNWTO has launched the Tourism Recovery Tracker, a free tool that compiles all relevant tourism data in one place, giving the ability to track the sector's recovery from Covid-19.

Covid-19: PM Mitsotakis Appeals to Greeks to Follow Rules to Help Avoid Lockdown

PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on the Greeks to be vigilant and respect the current health and safety measures to limit the spread of Covid-19 and avoid a second lockdown.

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.