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‘Lipsi is for Everyone’, Municipality Tells International Markets

The Municipality of Lipsi is letting international markets know that “Lipsi is for Everyone” through a new info campaign.

UNWTO and Instagram Partner to Help Destinations ‘Recover and Rediscover’

The UNWTO and Instagram have partnered to produce a Tourism Recovery Playbook to help destinations and businesses harness the power of digital storytelling to reach new audiences.

EBRD Projects 7% Growth for Greek Economy in 2021

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) is forecasting 7% growth for the Greek economy in 2021 and 3.9% in 2022.

Greece: Travelers Aged 4-17 Can Board Domestic Flights with Negative Covid-19 Self-test

Travelers aged 4 to 17 can now present a negative self-test result for Covid-19 to board domestic flights in Greece.

US Now Open to Travelers from 33 Countries with Proof of Vaccination

The US government lifted a travel ban this week allowing tourists to enter the country with proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test.

Euromonitor Expects Europe Tourism Recovery to be ‘Slow’ and ‘Painful’

Tourism recovery in Europe in the aftermath of Covid-19 is expected to be long and tedious, according to a Euromonitor report presented at WTM London.

EU Takes Singapore and Ukraine Off Safe List for Travel

The European Council removed Singapore and Ukraine from its safe list for non-essential travel into the EU.

Mitsis Hotels Presents its Corporate Social Responsibility Report 2020

Mitsis Hotels has published the second edition of its annual Corporate Social Responsibility Report (CSR) for 2020.

KLM Reopens US Network to European Travelers

KLM has reopened its United States network to European travelers, on condition that they are vaccinated and hold a negative PCR test.

BoG Forecasts 5% Growth for Greece in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy can grow at a rate of 5% in 2022 if the tourism sector continues its strong performance, according to Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

Greece’s 2021 Tourism Revenues Reaching €12bn

Greece’s travel receipts for 2021 are already above initial projections of 5-6 billion euros and are expected to reach 12 billion euros.

Covid-19: Rules to Enter Banks and Public Services in Greece

Authorities in Greece have announced stricter rules for entry into banks and public services after the recent surge of Covid-19 cases in the country.

ACI World: Global Passenger Traffic in 2021 Expected to Reach Only Half of 2019 Levels

The ongoing impact of the Covid-19 crisis has weakened aviation recovery momentum, according to new data by Airports Council International (ACI) World.

Greece Beats 2021 Target, Recoups 50% of 2019 Tourism Revenues

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to promote off-season travel and new destinations in Greece after the sector managed to achieve its goal for 2021.

Greece Sees Poland Evolving into Major Tourism Market

Demand for Greece is growing among travelers from Poland, which is evolving into a major source market, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Extension of Quarantine Hotel Operations

The Greek Tourism Ministry is proposing for the extension of leases that allow hotels to provide accommodation for travelers that test positive for Covid-19.

Athens Airport Passes 10 Million Passenger Mark in Jan-Oct

Athens International Airport (AIA) is seeing a gradual growth in passenger traffic although numbers are still lagging behind compared to 2019.

Minister Kikilias Tells Sky News Greece’s Tourism to Recover Fully in 2022

Greece’s tourism sector is aiming to fully recover significant losses incurred by Covid-19 in 2022, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias tells Sky News.

Greece’s 2021 Tourism Numbers at 60% of 2019 Levels, Says Hoteliers Chief

Greece’s tourism numbers for 2021 have reached some 60 percent of 2019 levels, according to Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Business Travel Spend Set to Reach Two Thirds of Pre-Covid Levels by 2022, Says Report

Worldwide business travel spending is expected to reach two thirds of pre-pandemic levels by 2022, says a report by the WTTC and McKinsey & Company.