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Cruise Travel Gave Greek Tourism a Boost in 2021

The cruise industry helped boost tourism to Greece in 2021 and is set to contribute to the country’s dynamic comeback this year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) final data.

BoG: Greece Tourism Gained Momentum in 2021 – Final Data

Greece’s tourism sector managed to cover lost ground and regain momentum in 2021 achieving a 143.2% rise in travel receipts for the year over 2020, the Bank of Greece (BoG) reports.

Greece Increases Voucher Period for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for canceled trips due to Covid-19 to June 30, 2022.

Greece’s First Travel Receipts of the Year Up by 309.8%

Travel receipts in Greece increased by 309.8% in the first month of the year generated by a 256.7% rise in inbound traveler flows, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.

IATA: Europe Air Passenger Traffic to Fully Recover in 2024

Total passenger numbers to and from Europe are expected to reach 86 percent of pre-Covid 2019 levels in 2022, before making a full recovery in 2024, says IATA.

Greece Year-round Travel Flows Up by 99.4% in 2021

Greece managed in 2021 to recover more than half of 2019 tourism revenues and double the number of arrivals by extending the tourism season.

BoG: Greece Travel Receipts Recoup 58.6% of Pre-pandemic Levels

Greece’s tourism-related revenues in 2021 recovered 58.6% of pre-Covid-19 levels amounting to 10.6 billion euros, according to Bank of Greece data.

IATA: Ticket Sales Rise as Countries Do Away with Covid Controls

Confidence in travel is growing stronger as countries begin to lift Covid-19 restrictions but more needs to be done to restore full connectivity, says IATA.

Greece to Boost Security at Main Areas of Tourist Activity

As Greece prepares to open to tourists next month, the ministers of tourism and civil protection met to set out the safety standards to be implemented at entry points.

PM: Tourism and Food Services to Drive Greece Growth

Tourism and the food & drink industry will take Greece’s economy to the next level, according to Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Covid-19 Health Experts Say ‘No’ to Carnival Events

Greek health experts have ruled against Carnival activities, citing the persistently high number of incidents and deaths from Covid-19.

Greece Ready to Welcome Travelers Earlier This Year

Greece will be open and ready to welcome travelers earlier than ever this year, expecting the first visitors in March, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Entering Greece: New Covid-19 Rules for International Travelers

Inbound travelers to Greece from EU/Schengen countries and 33 non-EU countries that hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate will no longer be subject to additional restrictions.

Covid-19: Facilitating Meetings and Events Tourism Next on Greece’s Agenda

The Greek Tourism Ministry will propose the easing of Covid-19 protocols for business events in an effort to rekindle MICE (meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions) activity.

Greece to Decide on Covid-19 Measures for Carnival Festivities

Greek health experts are expected to soon decide what measures should be held for carnival festivities, which are to kick off next week in Greece.

No Testing for EU Covid Certificate Holders Traveling to Greece

Travelers to Greece that hold a valid EU Digital COVID Certificate will no longer need to be tested for Covid-19 before their trip as of February 7.

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).

Cruise Travel to Greece to Break All Records in 2022, Says Minister Kikilias

Cruise travel to Greece will break all records in 2022 with a 300% increase estimated for Thessaloniki alone, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

UN Aviation Agency ICAO Releases Global Health Certificate Database 

The UN aviation agency ICAO has created a new system that aims to ensure the validity of health certificates, including those for Covid-19, used for travel.

Greece’s Vaccination Certificates Invalid from Feb 7 Without Booster

People vaccinated 7 months ago with a one- or two-dose vaccine will need to receive a booster shot to retain their vaccination certificates after February 7.