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Study: Athens Only City in Europe to See Hospitality Recovery in 2022

Athens will be the only European city to see recovery of its hospitality and entertainment sectors in 2022, according to a study by Oxford Economics.

Greek PM: Self Tests, Vaccinations Weapons Against Covid-19   

Greece is in its last critical two-month battle against Covid-19, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis said in parliament, adding that hopes were now on self-testing and vaccination.

Greece’s Covid-hit F&B Sector to Get €330m in Aid

The Greek government will subsidize the country’s food and beverages (F&B) sector with 330 million euros in aid to assist recovery after Covid-19. 

Greece Prepares 2021 Ferry Travel Health Protocols

Greece’s updated health protocols for safe ferry travel during this year’s tourism season are expected to be announced in the coming weeks.

HOTREC Rolls Out #TogetherForHospitality Campaign to Support Tourism Recovery

HOTREC, the European umbrella association of hotels, restaurants and cafés, has launched a digital campaign to support the tourism sector.

Covid-19 Fatigue Forces Greek Authorities to Allow Shopping

Greek authorities have given the go-ahead for small retail shops to reopen, allowing at the same time movement between municipalities on weekends.

Tourism Accommodation Facilities to Get Lease Extension 

Tourism accommodation enterprises in Greece will be able to extend their current lease by two years, as part of the latest government Covid-19 support measures.

Greek Tourism to Gain from ‘Ellada 2.0’ Resilience Plan

The Greek tourism sector stands to gain from a total of 57 billion euros in funding out of Greece’s national recovery and resilience plan dubbed “Ellada 2.0”.

Deloitte Study Sees Lasting Impact of Covid-19 on Europe’s Hotel Industry

The repercussions of the Covid-19 pandemic on Europe’s hotel industry are expected to last longer than initially assessed, according to Deloitte.

Greece Welcomes Extra €2.5bn Under Commission’s SURE Tool

The Greek government has welcomed the European Commission’s proposal for additional funding through the SURE program, to go towards jobs and incomes affected by Covid-19. 

Austria Discuses Digital Green Certificate Details With 12 EU States

Austrian Tourism Minister Elisabeth Köstinger held a meeting with 12 of her EU counterparts, including Greece, to discuss the rollout of a Digital Green Certificate for travel.

Greece Aims for National Recovery with 160 Projects

Greece is aiming to get on track to recovery with 160 actions worth 60 billion euros to be channeled into digital transformation, employment, health and education.

Greece Covid-19 Study Reveals Fear, Insecurity, Pessimism

Fear, insecurity, and pessimism are common among Greeks during the Covid-19 era, according to key findings of a study by diaNEOsis.

Rhodes to Welcome Dutch Tourists First for Travel Trial

The Greek island of Rhodes is ready to welcome its first tourists on April 12 as part of a test project run by a Dutch tour operator.

Greece Announces New €1bn Covid-19 Relief to Shield Jobs

Greece announced a new 1-billion-euro round of Covid-19 support aimed at keeping impacted businesses above water and jobs in place.

Opening Retail Crucial for Greece’s post-Covid Recovery

Greek authorities are seeking ways to re-open retail in an attempt to get the ailing economy going setting a tentative April 5 date.

Covid-19 Health Protocols for Greek Tourism in the Pipeline

A set of finalized Covid-19 health protocols for Greece's tourism sector is expected to be announced in the coming period.

EU Recovery Fund Approval in Germany Halted

Hours after its approval by German lawmakers, a 750-billion-euro EU Covid-19 recovery fund was temporarily blocked by the German Constitutional Court.

UK’s PM Aiming to Give Update on International Travel in April

UK PM Boris Johnson has warned against non-essential travel due to a spike in Covid-19 cases and is aiming to give an update on the matter in April.

Greece Rules Out Opening Retail on March 29 Due to Covid-19 Case Surge

Greece has ruled out opening retail on March 29 as initially planned due to an upsurge in Covid-19 cases.