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Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.

ACI Europe: Over 6,000 Air Routes in Europe Still Not Restored

More than 6,000 air routes previously operated from Europe’s airports have not been restored since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to an ACI Europe report.

ForwardKeys: 3 Greek Destinations Resilient in Q3 Despite Covid-19

Athens, Thessaloniki and Heraklion were among the Top 10 cities in Europe showing resilience in Q3 in terms of international travel tickets, says ForwardKeys.

IATA: Covid-19 Comeback Hits September Air Passenger Demand

A second wave of Covid-19 and consecutive lockdowns across Europe have driven air demand in September down by 82.5% against 2019, says IATA.

Covid-19: Countries in Europe Battle Second Wave with Restrictions, Lockdowns

One by one European countries announce harsher measures - including full lockdowns -in efforts to contain the second wave of the coronavirus pandemic.

Marriott International Announces New President of Europe, Middle East and Africa

Marriott International has appointed Satya Anand as its President for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Telework Gaining Ground Among Employees in the Coronavirus Era

The majority of employees working from home in the Covid-19 era want to be able to choose between remote work and the office once restrictions ease, a survey reveals.

Greek DMC Shows Luxury Side of Epirus and Zagorohoria to Travel Agents

Aiming to promote Greek tourism, Luxury Greece DMC & Travel held a fam trip to introduce the destinations of Epirus and Zagorohoria to international luxury tourism professionals.

IATA Wants Covid-19 Testing Before Boarding

IATA is requesting that all passengers be tested for Covid-19 before flying, in efforts to reignite air travel and address the issue of varying quarantine measures.

CLIA Announces Ukko Metsola as New Director General for Europe

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Ukko Metsola as its new Director General for Europe.

IATA: Air Passenger Demand Plunges in July

Air passenger demand, measured in revenue passenger kilometers, dropped by 79.8% in July compared to the same month in 2019, IATA said.

Recovery – Unity Top Germany’s EU Council Presidency Agenda

Making the EU “strong again” will be Germany’s priority as it takes over the rotating presidency of the European Union Council.

Greece Chairs EU’s Committee of Ministers with a Covid-19 Focus

Addressing the Covid-19 crisis is among the top priorities of Greece as Chair of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe for the second half of 2020.

IATA: Massive Covid-19 Toll on Greek Economy

The Covid-19 health crisis is forecast at leading to a 52 percent decline in the number of passengers to Greece this year, according to IATA.

ETC: Greece’s Source Market Performance Mixed

Although Greece was among the fastest growing destinations last year, interest from several source markets waned in 2019, says the latest European Travel Commission report.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Resilient Despite Growing Global Risks

Europe's travel and tourism market has managed to remain strong in light of emerging risks, but the European Travel Commission (ETC) is still calling for vigilance.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

Alitalia: Long-haul Sector Drives Passenger Revenue Growth in 2019

Alitalia in 2019 increased its passenger revenues by 1.7 percent and the number of long-haul travelers by 4.7 percent, compared to 2018.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.