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New Covid-19 Surges Keep Travel Restrictions in Place

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of Covid-19 impact the restart of international tourism, according to the UNWTO.

Ioannina Sets New Tourism Priorities on Back of Strong Winter Bookings

With hotel occupancy levels in Ioannina at 70% in November, local authorities have plans to further establish the city as a strong Greek tourist destination.

Lamway Expects Positive 2021 Performance Despite Covid-19 Challenges

Lamway Hotel Management Group says it sees 2021 ending on a positive note and with signs of optimism for its business, despite the challenges of Covid-19.

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Covid-19: EU Proposes Prioritising Vaccinated Travellers in Updated Rules

The Commission has proposed a revision to non-essential travel rules, giving priority to vaccinated travelers and advising them to get Covid-19 booster shots.

Commission: Tourism Helping Greece Economic Recovery

Greece’s recovery is gaining traction driven in large part by the tourism sector, the European Commission said in its 12th enhanced surveillance report.

Thessaloniki Making Efforts to Become a Prime Cruise Destination

The Thessaloniki Port Authority is taking action to turn the Greek northern city into a prime cruise destination.

Greece’s Fraport-run Airports to See Passenger Traffic Decline 45% in 2021

This year's passenger traffic at the 14 Greek regional airports operated by Fraport Greece is expected to be 45% below 2019.

Greece Aiming for March 2022 Cruise Travel Start

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - Europe and the Greek Tourism Ministry are aiming to kickstart cruise travel to Greece in March 2022.

Greece to Keep Market Going at All Costs Despite Covid-19

Greek officials are reiterating that there will be no national lockdown orders despite the surge in Covid-19 cases over the last month.

ECDC Advises Adults to Consider Third Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advising adults and mainly those over 40 to consider getting a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Athens Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Athens lit up an impressive 19-meter tall Christmas tree at the city’s central Syntagma Square, marking the start of the holiday season in the Greek capital.

AEGEAN Sees First Profitable Quarter Since Beginning of Covid-19 Pandemic

AEGEAN’s third quarter of 2021, which saw the progressive lifting of intra-European travel restrictions, is its first profitable since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Budget 2022: Tourism to Help Greece Meet Growth Goals 

Greece has set its growth target for 2022 to 4.5 percent driven by a faster recovery this year as a result of strong tourist flows.

Greek Hotels and Restaurants See Strong Upturn in Q3 Turnover

Hotels and restaurants in Greece saw turnover make a strong recovery in September and in the third quarter of the year compared to 2020.

Covid-19: Greece Still in CDC’s ‘Very High’ Travel Risk Category

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has kept Greece in its Covid-19 “Very High” travel risk category and added Germany and Austria.

IATA Releases Blueprint for Safe Return of International Travel

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has released a blueprint with simple, predictable and practical measures needed to facilitate the safe and efficient return of international travel.

Arrivals in Greece Jump by 69% in January-October

Airports across Greece reported a 69% increase in traffic flows between January and October 2021 compared to the same 10-month period in 2020.

EU to Consider Booster Shot, Extending Covid Pass Use

EU authorities are examining the possibility of extending the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which grants fully vaccinated travelers access to member states.

Greek Hoteliers to Get the Latest on post-Covid Hospitality at the 5th IHF in Athens

The main drivers and trends that will define the next day of Greek hospitality in the post-Covid 19 era will be presented at the 5th IHF, organized by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and powered by Phocuswright.