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IATA: November Air Traffic Improves but Omicron May Lead to Slowdown

Global air travel managed to recover some lost ground in November but appears to be slowing down after that due to the onset of the Omicron variant.

PM: ‘Greek Tourism Will Emerge Stronger from the Pandemic’

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has expressed his confidence that Greece and its tourism industry will emerge stronger from the pandemic crisis.

Greek Travel Agencies Seek Extension of Covid-19 Relief Measures

Greek travel agencies are calling on the government to extend relief measures to June 2022 citing lack of professional activity and losses due to Covid-19.

Full Greece Cruise Recovery Expected in 2025

Cruise travel to Greece is expected to recoup 2019 pre-pandemic levels in 2025, achieving a 35% improvement this year over 2021.

UNWTO: Greece’s Effective Communication Won Over Tourists During Covid-19 Pandemic

Greece is among the countries that managed to effectively communicate Covid-19 protocols and open up to tourists during the pandemic, said the UNWTO.

Greece Tourism Minister Optimistic About 2022

Airlines have increased seats to Greek destinations for 2022 to 50% of pre-Covid levels, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias, expressing his confidence that 2022 will be a good year.

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 Can Achieve Pre-pandemic Tourism Levels in 2022, Says Central Bank

Greece can achieve pre-pandemic 2019 tourism levels in 2022 provided the sector diversifies its product and attracts more investments, says the Bank of Greece.

Study: Greek Airports Among Europe’s Least Affected by Covid-19 in 2021

Despite the Covid-19 crisis, Greek airports were among those in Europe that managed to post the fewest losses in 2021, according to Eurocontrol.

Greek Tourism Ministry Counting on RRF Tool to Stimulate Development

The Greek tourism ministry is counting on EU Recovery and Resilience Facility funding to push forward with sector upgrades.

Covid-19: Greece Braces for Omicron Wave, Urges Vaccination

Greek authorities are urging the public to get vaccinated in the midst of an Omicron wave which has kept cases above 43,000 in the last few days.

Greece Extends Covid-hit Business Aid to Cover Operating Costs

The Greek government has extended by six months, a special subsidy that covers operating costs granted to businesses impacted by Covid-19 restrictions.

GNTO Sets Goals for Greek Tourism to Emerge More Resilient in 2022

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis refers to 3 key targets topping Greece’s tourism agenda for 2022.

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).

Covid-19: Greek Health Experts Say ‘Omicron’ Likely to Peak in January

The fast-spreading Omicron variant of Covid-19 will be short-lived, said infectious diseases expert Gkikas Magiorkinis, forecasting that it may peak in Greece in January.

Greece Mulls Making Covid-19 Vaccination Mandatory for Some Age Groups

Making vaccination against Covid-19 mandatory for some age groups in Greece is on the table, according to Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Covid-19: Greece Supports Jobs, Businesses with New Measures

The Greek government has announced new measures aimed at supporting businesses and employees affected by a new round of Covid-19 restrictions.

Greece Updates Covid-19 Quarantine Guidelines

Greece’s National Public Health Organization (EODY) has updated Covid-19 quarantine guidelines following the announcement of new restrictions by the government.

Greek Tourism Aims for Sustainability, Reducing Environmental Footprint

Greece is committed to developing a sustainable tourism model that will effectively minimize the sector’s environmental footprint.

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

Greek authorities have extended the voucher period for cancelled trips due to Covid-19 to March 31, 2022, in view of ongoing restrictions.