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EU Funding Key to Upgrading Greek Island Tourism Model, Says Deputy Minister

Channeling EU funding into modifying Greece's tourism model to meet the demands of the changing times is key to the tourism development of the Greek islands.

Greece and Germany Agree to Strengthen Cooperation in Tourism

Greece and Germany have agreed to strengthen cooperation in the area of tourism, according to Greek Secretary General for Tourism Policy Vicky Loizou.

Greek Tourism Minister Tables Safe Travel Proposals at UNWTO Crisis Meet 

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis presented 5 proposals for tourism's recovery, during the UNWTO's 7th Global Tourism Crisis Committee meeting.

Greece’s Tourist Guides Call for Extra Aid Due to Covid-19

Greece’s professional tourist guides are calling on the government to extend financial support through to March 2021.

PM: Greece Must Avoid a 3rd Wave of Covid-19 at All Costs

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis backed the government’s decision to continue lockdown measures into the new year stressing the need to avoid a third wave of Covid-19.

Airline Executives Say Demand for Greece on the Rise

Air travel demand for Greece is on the rise despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to global airline executives.

Covid-19: WHO Chief Urges Greeks to ‘Trust’ and Get Vaccinated

World Health Organization (WHO) Regional Director Hans Kluge spoke of the importance of vaccination for curbing Covid-19, and urged Greeks to vaccinate.

Greece Prepares for 2021 Tourism Challenges 

The challenges Greek tourism will face in 2021 were discussed during a meeting between Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

OECD Expects Gradual Recovery for Greek Economy in 2021

The Greek economy is set to recover gradually next year and projected to accelerate in 2022, according to the latest OECD Economic Outlook report.

Persistent Covid-19 Curve Forces Greece to Extend Lockdown

Greek authorities may be forced to extend the country’s second lockdown beyond initially announced dates, according to Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas.

Greece Announces Locally-made Covid-19 Rapid Test

Greece has announced that a locally produced rapid antigen test for Covid-19 is nearing completion.

CommonPass: Digital Health Passport to Go into Effect for Covid-19 Era Travel

In efforts to restart travel, five global airlines said they would be introducing digital health passports in order to facilitate passengers in the Covid-19 era.

Reports: US Considers Lifting Restrictions for Travel to Europe

Americans may soon be able to travel to countries in Europe as the United States examines lifting bans introduced in March to contain the spread of Covid-19.

Minister: Tourism Not to Blame for Second Covid-19 Wave in Greece

Tourism cannot be blamed for the recurrence of the Covid-19 pandemic in Greece, says Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Covid-19: England Allows Travel Abroad After December 2

Holidays abroad will be permitted again for millions of Britons after England lifts its current ban on foreign travel and its Covid-19 lockdown measures on December 2.

Survey: Greece Among Top 3 Booking Choices for US Travelers

Greece is among the top three international destinations that American travelers are booking, according to a survey by the USTOA.

EU Chief: First Covid-19 Vaccinations May Start in December

The European Union may start vaccinating its residents in December, according to European Commission President Ursula Von der Leyen.

Covid-19 Hits Greek Tourism Industry Full Force, Says ICAP Study

Greece’s tourism industry has felt the brunt of the Covid-19 pandemic and is expected to record losses of up to 66%, according to an ICAP study.

Greece to Remain in Lockdown, Efforts Made to ‘Save Christmas’

Greece's government and health authorities expect the country's second lockdown to continue into December, as Covid-19 is still spreading faster than the allowable rate.

EU Leaders Reiterate Pledge to Work Together on Covid-19 Actions

EU leaders have agreed that lifting Covid-19 restrictions should be gradual and also explored ways to develop a unified approach for the use of rapid antigen tests.