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WTTC Sees Tourism Covering Lost Ground in 2022, Saving Jobs

The travel and tourism industry appears to be getting closer to recovery this year, according the findings of a new study by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

WTTC Sees Surge in Easter Bookings for Europe

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) sees a 250 percent increase in European bookings for Easter compared to 2021.

World Tourism Bodies Agree ‘Travel Restrictions Don’t Work’, Call for Coordinated Approach

International travel associations are warning that travel measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19 are not working.

Covid-19 Cripples Greece’s Food and Drink Industry

Greece’s food and drink operations are still trying to recover from Covid-19, which has led to a 50% decline in turnover in the 2020-2021 period.

Greece Submits €3.6bn RRF Payment Request to European Commission

The European Commission will assess a request made by Greece for the disbursement of 3.6 billion euros in financial support under the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

TUI Chief Sees Reason to Be Positive in 2022

TUI’s head, Friedrich Joussen, says there is good reason to be optimistic in 2022 and that travel demand is focused more on the Mediterranean.

TUI Group Sees Recovery, Normal Booking Levels in 2022

TUI Group has so far achieved 69 percent of pre-crisis level bookings and expects to return to normality by summer 2022.

Moody’s Says Tourism Behind Greece’s Resilience to Covid-19

Greece’s resilience to the Covid-19 shock is a result of a strong tourism industry, according to credit agency Moody’s.

WTTC Commends Greece for Safe, Positive Tourism Opening

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has praised Greece for successfully opening up to tourists during the Covid-19 health crisis.

Athens Mayor: People-centered Policies Needed to Address Climate Change

Athens Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis is considering new people-centered policies to improve the standard of living in the Greek capital and address climate change.

Study: Visitors to Crete Satisfied with Covid-19 Safety

Eight in 10 foreign travelers to Western Crete said they feel safe with regard to Covid-19 and expressed their satisfaction with overall adherence to health protocols.

Challenges and Chances Ahead for Greece’s Coastal Shipping

Greece’s coastal shipping sector suffered a blow in the last year due to the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic with the renewal of its fleet being an urgent priority.

EU Releases €4bn for Greece to Finance Investments, Reforms

The European Commission has released 4 billion euros in pre-financing to Greece as part of the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF).

Flight Activity at Athens Airport Picks Up Pace 

Athens International Airport has recovered 77% of total 2019 traffic so far and is up by 74% or 273 flights against last year, according to Eurocontrol. 

Greece Expects €4bn of EU Recovery Aid by August

Greece expects by the end of the month to have access to approximately 4 billion euros in support from the European Union’s Recovery Fund.

Bloomberg: Greece in Top 20 Best Places to Be During Covid-19

Greece is making reopening progress moving up in Bloomberg's June resilience ranking and entering the Top 20 best places to be in during Covid-19.

EU Commissioner: ‘We Can’t Go Back to Tourism As We Knew It’

Three challenges must be addressed before the EU could call it summer in the aftermath of Covid-19, according to Commissioner for the Internal Market Thierry Breton.

Difficult Year Ahead for Greek Tourism, Says Minister

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis says 2021 will be a “difficult” year for tourism as very much depends on how other countries address the pandemic.

Experts Fear Travel May Bring New Covid-19 Variants to Greece

Greek health experts are expressing concern that the Covid-19 pandemic may enter a fourth wave due to new variants entering the country through travel.

European Commissioner Praises Greece for Vaccination Rollout

European Commissioner Stella Kyriakides, during her visit to Athens, praised Greece for its steady progress of vaccinations.