connect with us
Greece's latest tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Athens’ Largest Ice Rink Opens at Kotzia Square

This holiday season, children over the age of 5 and adults can glide across a 400-square-meter ice rink at Kotzia Square in Athens.

INSETE Study Examines Trends and Actions to Take Greek Tourism into the Future

INSETE has released a study that examines global trends affecting tourism development and how these can be used to improve the Greek tourism product.

Greece’s Covid Travel Rules Most Searched For by UK Tourists in 2021

Greece and its Covid-19 travel regulations were the most searched for terms in 2021 by British vacationers, according to recent Google data.

Effective Recovery Fund Distribution Key to Greek SME Expansion

The effective distribution of recovery funds that will support Greece’s SMEs was recently discussed by the tourism ministry and the Athens Chamber of Commerce.

Athens Among Top 20 Leisure Cities, Says ForwardKeys’ 2021 Travel Trends Report

Athens is among the top 20 leisure destinations particularly for US travelers, according to ForwardKeys’ “2021 in Review” travel trends report.

ITB Poll: Global Desire to Travel Solid Despite Covid-19

People worldwide are eager to travel, with Greece being among the top destinations of choice for 2022, says a poll conducted by IPK International for ITB Berlin.

Covid Recovery Certificates in Greece to Expire in 3 Months

Greece has shortened the validity period of the Covid-19 recovery certificate from the initial six months to three months.

Greek Tourism Minister Welcomes ECOFIN Update on VAT Rules

EU finance ministers have decided to update value-added tax rules, which would pave the way for the reduction of VAT rates on all Greek islands.

Athens Ready for the Holiday Season with Christmas Events Galore

The Christmas holiday season is on in Athens with 38 days full of music, theater, pop-up events and much more through to January 13.

Covid-19: Global Travel Industry Says ‘Keep Borders Open’

The world’s travel and tourism industry is calling on governments to keep borders open and facilitate travel with vigilance.

Greece Announces Covid Rules for Entry to Christmas Theme Parks

The Greek Health Ministry announced rules for the operation of Christmas theme parks, after confirming the country’s first case of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Greek Minister Wants to Create Framework for Tourism – Trade Activities

The time has come for Greece to set up a framework that will regulate the operation of tourism trade activity, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

WHO Advises Unvaccinated Over-60 Travelers to Stay Home

The World Health Organization (WHO) is urging unvaccinated individuals aged 60 or over to avoid travel to “areas with community transmission” due to the spread of the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

Greek PM: Seniors Over 60 Must be Vaccinated or Face Penalties

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that all citizens 60 or over must be vaccinated or face a 100-euro monthly fine.

Greek Tourism Strategy to Focus on Investments, Sustainability

Greece is preparing a 10-year national tourism development strategy focused on high quality investments and sustainability, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias.

UNWTO: 2021 Int’l Tourism Arrivals to Remain 70-75% Below 2019 Levels

International tourist arrivals in 2021 are set to remain 70-75% below 2019 levels, marking a similar decline as in 2020, according to the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

SETE Chief Sees 2021 Greek Tourism Revenue Coming to €10bn

Greece’s tourism revenues will surely reach 10 billion euros in 2021, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Covid-19: Greece Says Firm ‘No’ to Lockdowns Despite Omicron Variant

The Greek authorities said there will be no national lockdowns and no new measures for those vaccinated against Covid-19 despite the emergence of the new Omicron variant.

IATA Calls for 12-month EU Covid Pass Extension to ‘Protect’ Travel

IATA is calling on EU authorities to extend the validity of the EU Digital Covid Certificate by 12 months to protect the already “fragile recovery” of the travel industry.

CLIA – Greek Gov’t Discuss Cruise Sector Priorities for 2022

CLIA Europe executives discussed the 2022 cruise season with Greek government officials and focused on issues of safe travel, port operations and responsible tourism.