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Greece and Cyprus Explore Ways to Promote Religious Tourism

Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to promote their religious heritage through the EU’s Re-Cult program.

US Keeps Covid-19 Travel Restrictions Due to Delta Variant

The United States is keeping all existing Covid-19 travel restrictions in place due to concerns over the spread of the Delta variant, the White House has confirmed.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Platform for 12-15 Age Group Opens on July 30

Greek authorities have announced that the Covid-19 vaccination platform for children aged 12-15 will open on July 30.

Covid-19: Norway Applies Restrictions to Travelers from Some Greek Regions

Several Greek regions are included in the “dark red” and “red” categories of Norway’s Covid-19 risk-assessment map, which means travelers must quarantine upon arrival.

Greece Looking to Further Develop its Religious Tourism Product

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking into ways to boost Greece’s presence in the lucrative religious tourism market.

Minoan Lines: 100% of Employees Vaccinated Against Covid-19

Minoan Lines has announced that 100% of its central and port offices staff have been vaccinated against Covid-19.

New Azur Retreat on Meganisi Takes Accommodation to Different Heights

The Azur Retreat, a new boho lux resort on the Ionian island of Meganisi, has opened and is offering travelers a whole new accommodation experience.

Air Travel: Most Passengers Support Mask-wearing, Says Survey

Most air travelers are confident about the safety of air travel and support mask-wearing in the near-term, according to a survey conducted by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Messinia Hoteliers Campaign Urges Covid-19 Vaccination

The Messinia Hoteliers Association is urging people to get vaccinated through a new campaign launched to raise awareness on preventing the spread of Covid-19.

GNTO and ECTAA ‘Showcase’ Greece to European Markets

European travel professionals were informed on Greece’s tourism infrastructure through the ‘Showcase’ online presentations by the GNTO and ECTAA.

HCAA: Passenger Traffic at Greek Airports on Upward Trend

Greek airports in June recorded a steady upward trend in passenger traffic and arrivals from abroad, according to data from the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA).

ETC: European Tourism Recovery in Sight this Summer

European travel activity is set to build some momentum moving into the peak summer months due to the gradual ease of restrictions, according to a report by the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Maritime Heritage Week in Greece Postponed for 2022

The Greek Maritime Week, a multi-thematic event initially scheduled to take place in Pylos in September, has been postponed for 2022.

European Commission Approves €39.7 Million Italian Aid to Alitalia

The European Commission has announced that an Italian aid measure of 39.7 million euros to support Alitalia is in line with EU state aid rules.

ETAD Reopens Thermal Spas in Four Greek Destinations

Greece’s Public Properties Company (ETAD) has reopened the facilities of the thermal spas it manages at Lake Kaiafa, Edipsos, Ypati and Nigrita.

Karras Grande Resort on Zakynthos is Open and Welcoming Guests

The Karras Grande Resort on Zakynthos is open and welcoming summer guests to the area of Tsilivi on the popular Greek island.

Summer Culture Festival Opens in Athens

The Municipality of Athens has launched a summer festival with live events taking place in four outdoor venues in the Greek capital.

TripAdvisor: Covid-19 Vaccines Driving Demand for Summer Vacations

Vaccine rollouts globally are driving increasing demand for summer vacations, a TripAdvisor traveler data and consumer sentiment analysis reveals.

UNWTO Launches ‘Jobs Factory’ to Kickstart Tourism Employment Recovery

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has launched the ‘Jobs Factory’, a global hospitality network designed to connect talent with employers across the sector.

WTTC Aims to Reduce Single-use Plastic Products in Tourism

A report by the WTTC and the UNEP is offering practical recommendations to tourism policymakers on the complex issue of single-use plastic products.