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Greece and Turkey Agree to Cooperate in Tourism

Greece and neighbor Turkey agreed to cooperate on issues of tourism and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Izmir.

PM: Greece Will Not Follow Austria Lockdown Action

Greece will not follow the example of Austria and order the unvaccinated to go into lockdown, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Good Morning Britain show.

Greece Counting on Winter Tourism to Conclude Positive Year 

Greece is counting on seeing more tourists in winter as part of a long-term strategy to extend its tourism season past the summer months.

Covid-19: Greece Aims to Simplify Booster Shots for Those Vaccinated Abroad

The Greek government will revise a bill to simplify procedures for people who have been vaccinated abroad but wish to get the Covid-19 booster shot in Greece.

INSETE: Over 13m Tourists Visited Greece So Far This Year

More than 13 million people visited Greece by air and road through to September generating until August 6.5 billion euros, according to data by INSETE.

Greek PM Rules Out Lockdown Despite Spiraling Covid-19 Cases

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out a new countrywide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.

SETE Chief: Positive Greek Tourism Performance a Plus but Liquidity Still a Problem

Greece may have exceeded tourism forecasts for 2021, but hotels are still up against limited liquidity, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

US Now Open to Travelers from 33 Countries with Proof of Vaccination

The US government lifted a travel ban this week allowing tourists to enter the country with proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test.

Euromonitor Expects Europe Tourism Recovery to be ‘Slow’ and ‘Painful’

Tourism recovery in Europe in the aftermath of Covid-19 is expected to be long and tedious, according to a Euromonitor report presented at WTM London.

BoG Forecasts 5% Growth for Greece in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy can grow at a rate of 5% in 2022 if the tourism sector continues its strong performance, according to Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

Greece’s 2021 Tourism Revenues Reaching €12bn

Greece’s travel receipts for 2021 are already above initial projections of 5-6 billion euros and are expected to reach 12 billion euros.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Extension of Quarantine Hotel Operations

The Greek Tourism Ministry is proposing for the extension of leases that allow hotels to provide accommodation for travelers that test positive for Covid-19.

Minister Kikilias Tells Sky News Greece’s Tourism to Recover Fully in 2022

Greece’s tourism sector is aiming to fully recover significant losses incurred by Covid-19 in 2022, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias tells Sky News.

Covid-19: Unvaccinated Greeks Must Have Negative Test to Enter Banks, Restaurants

Unvaccinated Greeks will no longer be allowed into banks, public services, restaurants, cafes and bars unless they present a negative PCR or rapid test result.

WTM: UNWTO Chief Says Climate Change Bigger Threat Than Covid

“The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid,” warned UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili during the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit in London.

WTM: Greece a Favorite Holiday Hotspot for Brits in 2022 

Greece is a favorite destination for British holidaymakers planning to travel in 2022, with the Mediterranean at the top of their wish lists, says the WTM Industry Report 2021.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Moved Closer to Recovery this Summer

Tourism in Europe took steady steps towards recovery this summer, with Greece leading the way, according to a report released by Oxford Economics.

WTM: Jet2 Agrees to Add 600,000 Airline Seats to Greece in 2022

Jet2 agreed to boost the number of airline seats to Greece by 600,000 in 2022, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced from the WTM London exhibition.

Hotel Occupancy 100% for October 28 Holiday Weekend in Greece

The October 28 national holiday in Greece sent occupancy levels through the roof, reaching 100% at major mainland spots and winter destinations.