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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.

Greece to Direct EU Resilience Funds into Special Forms of Tourism

Greek special forms of tourism - linked to agriculture and marine activities - will benefit from EU relief funds after the European Commission approved Greece’s resilience plan.

EU Approves Greek Recovery Plan, Paves Way for Funding

The European Commission has approved Greece’s resilience plan, paving the way for the release of 30.5 billion euros for the country to emerge stronger after Covid-19.

Eurocontrol Study Forecasts Greece Air Traffic Recovery in 2024

It will most likely take Greece approximately four years to achieve 92% of 2019 air traffic levels, according to a report by Eurocontrol.

Greece Taps into Cruise Tourism with Upgraded Port Infrastructure 

Greece is planning to improve its port infrastructure in order to meet the increasing demand of cruise ship arrivals.

Covid-19 Costs Greek Ferry Operators €200m in Losses

Greek ferry operators are calling for immediate compensation to cover 200 million euros in losses suffered as a result of the Covid-19 pandemic in 2020-21.

Commission Chief to Visit Greece as Part of NextGenerationEU Tour

European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen will be visiting Athens on Thursday as part of her NextGenerationEU tour.

Study Examines How Greeks Feel About Covid-19 Vaccination

The vast majority of Greeks believe that vaccination against Covid-19 saves lives, saying they feel more secure after, a diaNEOsis study found.