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Saudi Arabia Bans Entry for Travelers from 20 Countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned entry to its territory for travelers from 20 countries, aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Greece Among Top Countries for 2021 Intra-European Travel

Greece is among the Top 5 preferred countries for intra-European travel in 2021, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to an ETC report.

Webinars on ‘Dark Tourism’ Guided Tours Announced by FEG and Clio Muse

The European Federation of Tourist Guide Associations (FEG) and Clio Muse Tours are organizing 30 educational webinars on dark tourism guided tours.

EU Approves €1.25bn German State Aid for TUI

The European Commission has approved German plans to contribute with up to 1.25 billion euros to the recapitalization of TUI AG.

Komotini Receives Special Honor for Accessibility Initiatives

Komotini in northern Greece received a special mention at the 2021 Access City Award for its efforts to ensure equal access to city life for people with disabilities.

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.

Germany Lifts Global Travel Ban, Issues Europe Warnings

Germany has lifted a general Covid-19 travel warning announced in March for some 160 non-EU territories while issuing partial or full travel restrictions for more than 10 European nations.

Covid-19: Greece Joins rescEU Medical Equipment Reserve

Greece has joined the rescEU medical equipment reserve program, building up stocks of critical medical supplies to confront the coronavirus pandemic.

Greece Attends First Expo After Covid-19 Lockdown

Greece presented its alternative forms of tourism at the TourNatur 2020 exhibition held September 4-6 in Düsseldorf, Germany.

Condor to Extend Services from Kalamata to Munich and Dusseldorf

Condor Airlines will extend its routes from Kalamata, Greece, to Munich and Dusseldorf in Germany, until November.

Karatzis Group Acquires Majority Stake in BSK & Lakufol Kunststoffe

The Karatzis Group has acquired a majority stake in BSK & Lakufol Kunststoffe, a German company active in the field of agricultural product packaging.

Analysis: Controls, National Covid-19 Policies Affecting Airfares

Flight restrictions and government travel policies, including Covid-19 testing and quarantine measures, are affecting travel trends, according to an analysis by ForwardKeys.

Metaxa Hospitality Group Hosts German Tour Operators on Crete

The Metaxa Hospitality Group recently welcomed over 150 German tour operators, travel agents and journalists to its Creta Maris resort on Crete.

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.

Study Shows Europeans Wary of US, Want EU to Unite

The majority of Europeans feel “alone and vulnerable” and do not consider the US an ally in their fight against Covid-19, according to a recent study.

Greece will Open to 29 Countries on June 15 – Official list

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece, with flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, as of June 15.

Condor Gets Ready to Fly to 14 Greek Destinations

German leisure airline Condor, this summer will be flying from Germany to 14 popular holiday destinations in Greece.

Covid-19: Germany, France Not Eager to Re-start Travel

Germany and France believe that it is “too soon” to allow holidays, adding that a good time to reassess would be mid-June, depending on how the Covid-19 pandemic evolves.

Underwater Treasures of Leros Highlighted in German Media

Germany's "Tauchen" travel magazine highlights Leros, a tiny Greek island in the Dodecanese, as a prime diving destination due to its underwater treasures.

Leading German Tour Operators to Gather in Northern Greece for FVW Workshop 2020

Leading German tour operators in May will gather in Thessaloniki and Halkidiki to participate in the “FVW workshop Greece 2020”.