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Naxos is an Ideal Wedding Destination for Finnish Residents

Finnish residents see Naxos an ideal wedding destination, according to HAAT, a leading wedding magazine in Finland.

Airbnb: Property Owners Become Hosts to ‘Make Ends Meet’

Forty percent of property owners with listings on Airbnb are using the income earned through hosting to “make ends meet”, according to a survey by the online platform.

Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

‘This is Athens City Festival’ Opens in May

Athens in May will host a city festival featuring exhibitions, gastronomy events, entertainment events and outdoor activities!

Eurobank Sees Five Challenges for Greek Tourism in 2022

Greek tourism's recovery and the main challenges the industry will face this year topped the agenda of an online event held by Eurobank on Thursday.

Cyclades Islands See Increase in Ferry Arrivals in 2021

Ferry arrivals to the Cyclades islands showed signs of recovery during the third quarter of 2021, compared to the same period in 2020, according to data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Vigla Hotel Ready to Welcome Guests to Amorgos

The Vigla Hotel on the Greek island of Amorgos will open its doors and welcome guests on April 10.

GNTO: Travelers from Serbia are Eyeing Greece for Vacations in 2022

Serbian travelers are looking towards Greece to spend their summer vacations this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

EasyJet Removes Mandatory Use of Masks on Some Routes

Easyjet has announced that as of March 27 its customers and crew will no longer be required to wear masks on some of its flights.

Air Travel Needs to be ‘Redesigned’ in Post-Covid Era, Says Industry Expert

Air travel needs to undergo a ‘redesign’ as people start traveling again after more than two years of the Covid-19 pandemic, says a Greek industry expert.

Covid-19: Greece Scraps Mandatory Outdoor Masks Rule

Greece from Saturday will lift the mandatory requirement for face masks to be worn in all outdoor public places.

Athens’ Hospitality Market Sees Investment Activity Picking Up

Investment activity in Athens’ hospitality industry is picking up pace with some 5,000 hotel rooms currently under construction, says GBR Consulting.

UNWTO – WHO: Covid-19 Travel Measures Should Be Based on Risk Assessment

UNWTO and WHO are calling for the lifting of travel bans, agreeing that blanket restrictions should be replaced with risk -based, evidence- informed policies.

ECDC Updates Guidelines for Use of Face Masks

The European Centre for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) has published an update of its technical report for the use of face masks and their effectiveness in reducing the transmission of Covid-19.

Greek Passport Remains Among World’s Most Powerful in 2022

The Greek passport remains among the most powerful in the world, ranking 7th on the Henley Passport Index, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

Athens Hotel Occupancy Levels Pick Up in June-Oct but Problems Remain

Despite June-October occupancy levels at Athens hotels indicating positive signs of recovery, the city’s hotel association sees no positive trend in bookings in the coming months.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites to Stay Open During Winter

Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel on the Greek island of Santorini, will remain open all year long to welcome travelers also during the winter season.

Crete Continues to Invite Travelers to ‘Sense the Authentic’

The Region of Crete, through an ongoing campaign, continues to invite travelers to “sense” the island's authenticity.

May 2021 Travel Flows to Greece Soar by 413.7%

Incoming traveler flows to Greece surged by 413.7% to 285,000 arrivals in May, according to data released by the Bank of Greece.