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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.

Brexit on Track after UK Lawmakers’ Approval

British lawmakers have approved a bill that authorizes the UK's exit from the European Union on January 31.

Europe Gets PLUGGY, its First Social Media Platform Dedicated to Cultural Heritage

PLUGGY, the first social media platform dedicated to promoting Europe’s cultural heritage, was officially presented in Greece.

ETC: Travel Demand for Europe Stable but Slower

Interest in traveling to European destinations is still strong despite Brexit and a slower EU economy, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Brexit: It’s a Deal… For Now

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday reached a Brexit agreement, 14 days ahead of the deadline on October 31.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

ETC: Europe Enticing Larger Share of South-East Asian Travelers

City tourism and a wide array of choices make Europe a top destination for South-East Asian travelers, says a study by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Travelport Appoints Alistair Rodger as Global VP Agency Sales in Europe

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has appointed Alistair Rodger as Global Vice President of Agency Sales in Europe.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Greece Examines Measures to Simplify Travel Ahead of Brexit

Greek authorities are examining measures that include simplifying airport entrance procedures for British holidaymakers to facilitate post-Brexit travel.

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.

Greek Tourism to Shine in Australia in 2020

Greek tourism professionals will meet with Australian tour operators during the 1st Greek Panorama Roadshow, which will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2020.