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Greece – TUI Optimistic as Demand Extends Tourism Season into Autumn

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis discussed the extension of the tourism season in Greece with TUI, as bookings are already in place for November.

SETE: Greece’s Tourism Sector Needs Support into 2021

As the tourist season comes to a close and the Covid-19 effect lingers, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) has tabled six proposals to help businesses survive.

Covid-19: Greek Regional Airport Passenger Numbers Take a Dive

Greece’s regional airports are feeling the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic as they handled 75.1% fewer passengers in July compared to the same month in 2019.

Greek Hoteliers Expect 67% Drop in 2020 Turnover

Greek hoteliers are expecting to see their turnover drop by 67% this year with 6.4% opting to remain closed due to lagging demand and lack of liquidity.

Greece Extends Covid-19 Measures on Beaches to End of July

Greece will extend Covid-19 measures on organized beaches through to the end of the month and is considering banning local outdoor festivals in August.

Greece Mulls Plan B in View of Rising Covid-19 Cases

Should “imported” Covid-19 cases continue to rise in Greece, the government will follow a Plan B that may include stricter measures to curb infection cases.

Covid-19 Leads to €350m in Losses for Athens, Thessaloniki Hotels

Covid-19 has impacted the Greek hotel sector taking a 350-million-euro bite out of revenues for hotels in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Ministry Aims to Include All of Greece on the Tourist Map

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to equally distribute tourist traffic to all of Greece’s regions, aiming to ensure inclusive development.

Greece Opens to Tourism: Who Can Come – Safety Rules

Greece opened its borders by air, sea and road to travelers on Wednesday, after the Covid-19 health crisis brought global travel to a standstill.

Greece Tourism Season Debuts with Over 230 Flights

More than 230 flights were scheduled to land in Greece on Wednesday, as the country reopens to tourism four months after Covid-19 lockdowns.

Theoharis: Greece Investing Now in the Future of Tourism

Greece is at the top of travelers’ wish lists thanks to its successful management of the Covid-19 crisis and the country’s reputation as a safe destination, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said.

Greek Regional Airports Ready to Go as Tourist Season Kicks Off

Greece’s regional airports are ready to handle the first incoming flights on July 1, after months of inactivity due to Covid-19.

Greece Launches ‘Stay Safe’ Campaign as it Opens to Tourists

Greece has launched a far-reaching awareness-raising campaign with Covid-19 precautions as it prepares to open its regional airports to tourists as of July 1.

PM: Covid-19 Isolation Rooms Optional for Greek Hotels

Hotels in Greece can choose if they wish to maintain an isolation room to host customers who become infected with Covid-19, according to Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Tourism Signals a Return to Normalcy for Greece, Says Minister

Greece's tourism reopening signals a return to normalcy following the Covid-19 pandemic, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Still Struggling to Set Up Covid-19 Hotels

Hotel owners in Greece are not showing interest in the Greek Tourism Ministry’s call for hotels to operate as quarantine spots for tourists who may contract the coronavirus while on holiday.

Greek Port Authorities Heighten Security Checks on Board Ferries

Greek authorities are boosting security checks at ports and on board ferries across Greece to ensure Covid-19 safety precautions are being adhered to.

Santorini to Set Up First DMO in Greece

The first DMO in Greece will be representing Santorini, with the aim to develop the island’s long-term travel and tourism strategy.

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.
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