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EY: Estimated Tourism Losses for Greece at €10bn due to Covid-19

Covid-19 is estimated at costing the Greek tourism sector some 10 billion euros in 2020, according to the latest report by Ernst & Young (EY).

Air Travel: Consumers Still Wary About Flying but Industry Experts Positive

Industry experts may be confident about the resumption of travel after the Covid-19 pandemic, but travelers appear to be fearful of getting on planes.

Greek Hoteliers Want Health Protocol Clarifications

Greek hoteliers are requesting that the Tourism Ministry clarifies the details involving the mandatory implementation of health protocols, citing the high cost involved.

Seasonal Hotels in Greece Open as Flights Resume

Seasonal hotels in Greece have opened their doors, as international flights to Athens and Thessaloniki restarted following the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greek Shop Owners in Tourist Areas Need Business Boost, Says Traders Body

Greek shop owners, operating businesses in tourist areas, are calling on the government to introduce financial support measures in the post-Covid-19 era.

Greece Links Islands with 24hr Health Units as it Opens to Tourists

Greece has announced a carefully interconnected network of emergency health care and medical services linking the Greek islands with the mainland.

SETE Chief: Time is Ripe for Greek Tourism Product Upgrade

The time is ripe for Greece to enrich its tourism product and invest in a new future, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Authorities Working on Health Protocols for Airbnbs

Greek authorities are drawing up health protocols to be applied by short-term rental operators in Greece, according to Airbnb's Giacomo Trovato.

Greek PM to Send Out Official Welcome to Tourists from Santorini

Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis will officially announce the re-opening of Greece after Covid-19 and the launch of the tourism season from Santorini.

Greece Announces Tender for ‘Quarantine Hotels’

The Greek Tourism Ministry will compensate hotels used for Covid-19 isolation purposes and is inviting hoteliers to express interest in the program.

Germany Opens Borders but Extends Travel Warning to its Nationals

Germany will open its borders to visitors from Austria, France, Denmark and Switzerland on June 16 and has extended a travel warning for Germans until August 31.

Greece Prepares Covid-19 Island Plan as it Opens to Tourism

Greece will soon present its emergency strategy, which includes testing and health infrastructure on the islands, to address possible Covid-19 cases.

Greece Considers ‘Local Lockdowns’ after Covid-19 Violations

Following Covid-19 violations and a rise in cases, Greek authorities said that there is a plan for "local lockdowns" in the event of increased coronavirus incidents.

Greece Issues Covid-19 Action Guidelines for Hotel Doctors

Greece has issued a set of guidelines for medical doctors cooperating with hotels on the islands and mainland detailing measures to prevent the spread of Covid-19.

One by One European Countries Open Up to Tourists

Germany, Cyprus, Italy and Spain are among the countries gradually opening up to tourists from Europe this month, as authorities begin to ease Covid-19 restrictions.

Most Greek Hotels Postpone Opening Until Flights Resume

Greek year-round hotels have received the green light to open their doors, but the majority remains closed, waiting for airlines to resume flights to Greece.

Greece Announces Covid-19 Air Transport Aid Package

Greece’s air transport sector will receive 115 million euros in funding to help it recover losses incurred by the Covid-19 crisis.

INSETE Study Reveals Markets to Drive Greek Tourism in 2020

Germany, Israel, Cyprus, Balkan countries, Romania and Poland may potentially be among the key markets to source Greek tourism this year, according to a new INSETE study.

Greece will Welcome Visitors with Heightened Safety Measures, PM tells ‘Bild’

Greece is augmenting safety and health measures as it prepares to open to travelers as of June 15, after lifting Covid-19 restrictions, Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told German daily Bild.

Study: Greece Still Attractive Tourist Destination Despite Covid-19

Potential travelers appear to be eager to visit Greece in the next three months despite the Covid-19 crisis, according to a study carried out by Mindhaus and Pollfish research.