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July Brings More Traffic Through 14 Greek Regional Airports

Traffic through 14 regional Greek airports picked up pace in the first half of the year boosting performance for Fraport Group.

Eurocontrol: Greece Among Countries Gaining Back Flights

Air traffic appears to be approaching 2019 pre-Covid-19 levels with Greece moving up in terms of scheduled flights, Eurocontrol said in its latest report.

Recovery Fund to Drive Greek Tourism into New Era

Greece’s tourism sector stands to gain significantly once its recovery plan is passed in Brussels, and funding is released and channeled into a number of landmark projects.

Commission Revises Greece Growth Forecast Upward

The European Commission has revised upward its forecast for Greek GDP growth to 4.1 percent in 2021 and 6 percent in 2022.

Global Tourism Sector ‘Disappointed’ with UK’s ‘Green List’

Global tourism stakeholders are disappointed with the UK’s “green list” of countries that excludes popular holiday destinations such as Greece and Spain.

IATA: Global Airline Industry to Remain Cash Negative in 2021

Covid-19 measures will keep the global the airline industry cash negative throughout 2021, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Commission: Lockdowns to Weigh on Greek Economy

Continuous measures to address Covid-19 are expected to weigh on Greece’s recovery, according to the European Commission.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.

Covid-19: Airlines Begin to Try IATA Travel Pass

Emirates and Etihad Airways are among the first airlines in the world to trial the IATA Travel Pass, a digital platform for Covid-19 testing and vaccine information.

WTTC Says Vaccine Prerequisite for Travel Equals ‘Discrimination’

Setting Covid-19 vaccination as a prerequisite for travel would be equal to discrimination, according to WTTC President Gloria Guevara.

Greece’s 11-month Air Passenger Traffic Nosedives

Measures to contain the spread of Covid-19 have hit Greece’s incoming air traffic hard driving it down by 68.7% in the January-November period.

Interview – Radu Ciubotaru, wbe.travel: ‘Professionals Must Have a Strategy for 2021’

Radu Ciubotaru of wbe.travel gives his thoughts on how travel companies and software houses are dealing with the Covid-19 crisis around the world.

AIA, Fraport Greece Airports Passenger Traffic Hits Low in November

November passenger traffic at a number of Greece’s airports was severely impacted by the ongoing containment measures aimed at curbing the spread of Covid-19.

Business Travel Can Revive with 72-hour Quarantine-free Journeys, says WTTC

International business travel could restart if agreement is secured to safeguard journeys of up to 72-hours free from quarantines, says the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

IATA to Launch Digital Travel Health Pass to Help Reopen Borders Safely

IATA is in the final development phase of its Travel Pass, a digital health pass designed to support the safe reopening of borders in the Covid-19 era.

European Commission Recommends Use of Rapid Antigen Tests for Covid-19

The Commission is pushing for the use of Covid-19 rapid antigen tests in efforts to ensure a common approach and more efficient testing strategies across the EU.

Heraklion Glimmers in Europe’s Travel Gloom, Says Report

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, ranks as the EU’s most resilient major city in terms of tickets issued for travel between October 1-December 31 this year.

WTM Virtual: Experts, Aviation Bodies and Hoteliers Get Together at ITIC Investment Summit

Representatives from all sectors of travel and tourism took part in the ITIC Investment Summit, held during WTM Virtual, to discuss ways to boost business recovery and restore traveller confidence.

European Travel Agents Send Message from Athens: ‘Traveling is Safe’

European travel agents’ and tour operators’ recently met in Athens and sent the message that traveling is safe in Covid-19 times if hygiene safety measures are respected.

WTTC: Travel & Tourism are Fighting for Survival

The WTTC is calling on all governments for immediate action to help ensure the survival of the travel and tourism sector, following the global spread of the coronavirus pandemic.