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Halkidiki’s Philoxenia Hotel Honored with British Airways Holidays Award

The Philoxenia Hotel in Halkidiki has been honored with the 2020 British Airways Holidays Customer Excellence Award for its prime hospitality services.

Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens Opens Doors to Visitors

The Radisson Blu Park Hotel Athens, a landmark historic hotel located near the city center, is ready to welcome its guests back to the Greek capital.

Elivi Skiathos Beachfront Resort Ready to Open on May 28

The luxury beachfront resort Elivi Skiathos will open its doors to welcome visitors as of May 28.

Greece’s Epirus Palace Hotel Welcomes Back Travelers

The Epirus Palace Congress & Spa has opened its doors to welcome leisure and business travelers to Ioannina, Western Greece.

Tsikeli Hotel Meteora Ready to Open its Doors

The Tsikeli Hotel, located in the area of Meteora in central Greece, is ready to open its doors and receive guests as of May 13.

Halkidiki’s Philoxenia Hotel Will Open in June

The Philoxenia Hotel in Halkidiki will open its doors on June 4, ready to offer guests carefree summer holidays in northern Greece.

Greece’s MICE Organizers Still Waiting for Health Protocols

Greek organizers of events and conferences are calling on the government to announce health protocols so the MICE tourism sector can restart operations.

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.

Greece, Cyprus, Israel Deals Paving Way for Resumption of Travel  

The recent agreements of Israel with Greece and Cyprus, which enable restriction-free admission, are paving the way for a return to travel.

Green Light for EU’s €672.5bn Recovery and Resilience Tool 

The EU’s recovery and resilience facility has been approved, providing member states with 672.5 billion euros in funding for green and digital transition projects.

Greece to Release Extra Covid-19 Aid for Coastal Shipping

Greece’s passenger shipping sector is set to receive 12 million euros to address the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Think-tank Sees Slower Growth, Tourism in 2021 

Greek think-tank IOBE has revised downward its forecast for Greece's economy and tourism activity in 2021.

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.