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Greek Meetings Alliance Launches Outreach Event at IMEX Frankfurt

The Greek Meetings Alliance (GMA) participated in this year’s IMEX Frankfurt with the ‘Greek Mixology Experience’ as part of efforts to reach out to international markets.

SETE: Yiannis Retsos Passes the Torch to New President

Yiannis Retsos has stepped down as president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), after six years in that role since 2017.

ICCA: Athens Among Top 10 In-person MICE Destinations in 2022

Athens and Greece are among the top cities and countries globally hosting in-person conferences post-Covid.

Yiannis Retsos Signs Off as SETE President, Announces Future Plans

SETE President Yiannis Retsos will hand over the reins of the Greek Tourism Confederation on May 31 following two, successive, full terms.

WTTC: Tourism Sector to Recover More than 95% of 2019 Levels this Year

The tourism sector is closing in on its 2019 peak, recovering by more than 95%, according to the WTTC’s 2023 Economic Impact Research.

Greece’s Short-term Rental Players Discuss Best Practices

For the first time in Greece, short-term rental operators sat down at the same table with the public revenue body to discuss best practices.

US to End Covid-19 Vaccine Requirements for International Air Travelers

The United States will end COVID-19 vaccine requirements for federal employees, contractors and international air travelers on May 11.

Parga’s MarBella Elix Opens for 2023 Season, Offers a Bundle of Digital-detox Activities

The MarBella Elix luxury hotel in Epirus, northwestern Greece, has opened for the 2023 season with many outdoor activities available including day trips to historic sites and sea kayaking/hiking tours.

Greece’s Central Bank Sees Slower Tourism Growth in 2023

Inflationary pressures and the Russia-Ukraine war are set to hinder Greece’s tourism performance this year.

Interview – Rick Calvert on TBEX Europe 2023 in Kalamata, Greece

Rick Calvert, the CEO of TBEX, lets us know what will be going on in Kalamata during the TBEX Europe 2023 travel blogger event in May.

Study: Travelers No Longer Scared of Catching Covid

The fear of catching Covid while traveling has dropped dramatically since August 2022, says a survey by Global Rescue.

Covid-19: Greece Drops Mask Measures, Scraps Rapid Testing for Workers

Greece scraps last Covid-19 measures including wearing masks on public transport.

‘Tourism Always Comes Back’ – UNWTO Celebrates Reopening of ITB Berlin as Live Event

Tourism is on track to achieve full recovery in 2023, the UNWTO’s head told sector leaders at ITB Berlin.

Greece Goes to ITB Berlin 2023 Travel and Tourism Expo

Greece for three days will exhibit its tourism offerings at the ITB Berlin in Germany, the world’s leading travel exhibition.

Tourists to Greece Generate €17.63bn in Travel Receipts in 2022

The number of travelers to Greece in 2022 rose by 89.3% to over 27 million, generating a total of 17.63 billion euros in travel receipts.

EU States Agree to ‘Phase Out’ Covid Travel Measures for China

EU member states have agreed to “phase out” the requirement for a negative pre-departure Covid-19 test for travelers from China.

Energy Crisis is the Real Threat for Hotels, Says Phocuswright Study

Hotels see the energy crisis as their main challenge, according to a Phocuswright study presented in Athens.

Business Travel Making Strong Comeback in Europe, Says GBTA

Ιnternational bookings for business trips in Europe have recovered to some 60% of their pre-pandemic levels, according to data released by GBTA.

Greece Extends Covid-19 Travel Restrictions on Arrivals from China

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended the travel restrictions imposed on people from China traveling to Greece.

2022 Flight Activity at Greek Airports Exceeds Pre-Covid Levels

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority announced that flight activity through all of Greece’s airports surpassed pre-Covid 2019 levels by 0.6%.