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EasyJet Says ‘Yes’ to Five-year Loan Facility

UK low-cost carrier easyJet agreed to a new $1.87 billion 5-year term loan with a syndicate of banks which will boost liquidity in the aftermath of Covid-19.

Greek Consumer Confidence Picks Up Marginally in December

Greek consumer confidence picked up slightly in December, as the economic climate index reached 91.5 points against 91.0 points in November 2020, according the IOBE think tank.

UNWTO: Plunge in 2020 Arrivals Drives Tourism Back to 1990 Levels

The year 2020 will go down in history as the worst year on record for global tourism with international arrivals expected to reach 1990 levels, the UNWTO says.

Athens Traders Body Tables Proposals for Shop Re-opening

The Athens Traders Association has tabled its proposals for the smooth re-opening of shops in the Greek capital, ahead of the holiday season. 

Attica Boosts Bus Services to Deal with Overcrowding

Greek authorities will boost frequency of bus and metro services in Attica, in efforts to address overcrowding and limit the spread of Covid once lockdown is lifted.

ITB India Goes All-virtual for 2021 Event

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions, the inaugural ITB India will take place as an entirely virtual event during April 7 - 9, 2021.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Travel Receipts Down by 73.9% in September

The ongoing Covid-19 health crisis drove inbound traffic to Greece down by 73.9% and travel receipts by 71.4% year-on-year in September.

Greek Coastal Shipping Companies to Receive Extra €20m as Support

An additional 20 million euros will be given to support Greek coastal shipping companies that have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Shipping Ministry.

State, Shareholders to Inject Capital into Greece’s Covid-hit AEGEAN Airlines

The Greek government and AEGEAN shareholders are awaiting Commission approval to inject €180 million to safeguard the pandemic-hit airline.

AEGEAN Achieves 4-star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

Greek carrier AEGEAN has been accredited with a 4-star Covid-19 Airline Rating by Skytrax, in recognition for its enhanced health and safety measures.

Coordinated Action Needed to Resume Travel, Say European Tourism Experts

European tourism experts and MEPs are calling for an EU-wide coordinated approach that will ensure the seamless restart of travel and tourism.

Domestic Tourism Brings ‘Good News’ for Employment, Says WTTC Head

The Covid-19 impact on tourism jobs will be milder than expected thanks to domestic travel that has started to recover in some countries.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Requests Covid-19 Aid

The Greek passenger shipping sector is expected to post over 300 million euros in losses this year due to the repercussions of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Athens Airport Scores High for Safe Travel

Athens International Airport (AIA) is in the top 10 of the world's safest airports on the Safe Travel Score for October 2020.

Covid-19: Greece to Close Elementary Schools as of November 16

Elementary schools in Greece will remain closed as of November 16 in efforts of the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Mount Athos Bans Pilgrimage Due to Coronavirus

The monastic community of Mount Athos will remain closed to all pilgrims until the end of November due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Novotel Athènes Stays Open with ALLSAFE Services

Novotel Athènes has announced that it will remain open, while Greece is facing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, and continue offering its services to customers.

Anastazia Luxury Suites & Spa Offers Safe Hospitality Near Athens

The Anastazia Luxury Suites & Spa remains open, offering a safe accommodation experience in Athens, while Greece is facing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Growth Opportunities to Lead Recovery of Travel, Says Oxford University’s Ian Goldin

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought travel to a standstill but new growth opportunities are expected to lead recovery in 2021 and beyond, says Oxford University Professor Ian Goldin.

Travel Demand Will Bounce Back After Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution, Says Emirates President

The approval and distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine will help the aviation industry bounce back, according to Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark.