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Covid-19: Greece Bans the Unvaccinated from More Indoor Places

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis announced that unvaccinated adults will be banned from entering cinemas, theaters, museums and gyms as of November 22

Athens Tops Europe’s Meeting Destinations Ranking, Says AmEx Report

Athens tops the meeting destinations in Europe ranking in the 2022 Global Meetings and Events Forecast report by American Express Meetings & Events.

Greece and Turkey Agree to Cooperate in Tourism

Greece and neighbor Turkey agreed to cooperate on issues of tourism and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Izmir.

Greece’s Golden Visa Reviving Covid-hit Property Market

The Greek government’s investor visa scheme is reviving Greece’s property market with hundreds of new permits issued during the first ten months of 2021.

PM: Greece Will Not Follow Austria Lockdown Action

Greece will not follow the example of Austria and order the unvaccinated to go into lockdown, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Good Morning Britain show.

IATA Appoints Marie Owens Thomsen as Chief Economist

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) has appointed Marie Owens Thomsen as its new Chief Economist.

Eurostat: Greek Tourism Shows Promising Recovery Signs Compared to 2020

Greece this summer showed the most promising signs of tourism recovery, after Malta, in terms of the number of nights spent in hotels compared with 2020, according to Eurostat.

Ελληνικός τουρισμός και Covid-19: Απαντήσεις σε 10 συχνές ερωτήσεις

Το υπουργείο Τουρισμού δίνει απαντήσεις στις 10 πιο συχνές ερωτήσεις αναφορικά με τα έκτακτα μέτρα προστασίας της δημόσιας υγείας από τον κορωνοϊό Covid-19.

Greece Counting on Winter Tourism to Conclude Positive Year 

Greece is counting on seeing more tourists in winter as part of a long-term strategy to extend its tourism season past the summer months.

EU Raises 2021 Growth Forecast for Greece to 7.1%

The European Commission has revised its outlook for growth in Greece to 7.1 percent from its previous estimate of 4.1 percent.

Covid-19 Travel Rules for Entry to Greece Get Extension

All Covid-19 aviation directives that concern flights and arrivals to Greece from abroad have been extended, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has announced.

ETC: Europe to Achieve Pre-Covid-19 Travel Levels in 2024

Greece led the way in tourism recovery this summer but overall the ETC does not expect travel in Europe to recover pre-pandemic 2019 levels until 2024.

Covid-19: Greece Aims to Simplify Booster Shots for Those Vaccinated Abroad

The Greek government will revise a bill to simplify procedures for people who have been vaccinated abroad but wish to get the Covid-19 booster shot in Greece.

UNWTO: Women’s Empowerment Takes Centre Stage in Tourism Recovery

The UNWTO has launched the Centre Stage project, placing women’s empowerment and gender equality at the heart of recovery plans in tourism.

Greece’s City Hotels are Waiting for Business Travel to Return

Greece’s year-round city hotels are preparing for a ‘heavy winter’ as the various segments of business travel, mainly conferences, have yet to recover due to Covid-19.

INSETE: Over 13m Tourists Visited Greece So Far This Year

More than 13 million people visited Greece by air and road through to September generating until August 6.5 billion euros, according to data by INSETE.

Greek PM Rules Out Lockdown Despite Spiraling Covid-19 Cases

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out a new countrywide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.

SETE Chief: Positive Greek Tourism Performance a Plus but Liquidity Still a Problem

Greece may have exceeded tourism forecasts for 2021, but hotels are still up against limited liquidity, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

HotelBrain Aiming for 100 Hotels in its Portfolio by 2023

Greek hospitality group HotelBrain is aiming to have 100 hotels under its management and turnover of 100 million euros by 2023.