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Covid-19: Ministry Secures New Support Measures for Greek Tourism

New measures to support the Greek tourism industry from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic have been approved by parliament.

Greece Announces More Funds to Boost Domestic Tourism

The Greek government will raise the budget for the 2020-2021 “Tourism for All” social tourism program from 30 million euros to 100 million euros.

Study: Greeks Fear New Austerity Measures Due to Covid-19

Greeks are concerned about the possible introduction of new austerity measures due to Covid-19, a new study has revealed.

Greece’s Subsidized Tourism Program Accepting Applications

Greece’s Manpower Employment Organization (OAED) will be accepting applications starting June 25 for parties eligible to receive state subsidies for tourism.

Greece Allocates €30m to Offer ‘Tourism for All’ Greeks

Greece's "Tourism for All" social tourism program will give 250,000 Greeks the chance to take subsidized holidays in the country throughout the year.

Greece Raises Social Tourism Subsidy to Boost Domestic Travel

In an attempt to boost domestic travel, Greece is increasing the social tourism subsidy this year, covering for the first time ferry fares for eligible recipients.

Study: Greeks Not Keen on Eating Out after Covid-19

The Covid-19 pandemic has made Greeks reluctant to eat out, according to a study by the Research Institute of Retail Consumer Goods (IELKA).

Study: Greeks Say Yes to Vacation Coupons to Stimulate Domestic Travel

More than half of Greeks say they are willing to accept a vacation discount coupon to go on holiday at a Greek destination, as part of efforts to stimulate domestic tourism.

Greek Chamber Proposes Vacation Coupon Plan to Stimulate Domestic Tourism

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry has proposed the launch of a holiday discount program for Greeks to stimulate domestic tourism after the Covid-19 crisis.

Greece Looking at Domestic Tourism to Jumpstart Sector After Covid-19

Greece will show extra attention to domestic tourism this year in an effort to salvage the 2020 season, which is up against the Covid-19 challenge.

Greek Hoteliers Set Sights on Epiphany Weekend Arrivals

Greece’s hoteliers are betting on arrivals for the three-day Epiphany holiday to increase occupancy levels and boost revenues.

Greeks Traveling and Spending More, Says ELSTAT Survey

Residents of Greece in 2018 traveled more and spent more during their trips, according to data released by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

Marketing Greece Presents 2018 Action Plan for Greek Tourism

The promotion of Greece's most attractive and promising tourism products to markets abroad, are among the main priorities of Marketing Greece for 2018.

Greek Hotels Gain from Carnival Season Bookings

Major Greek carnival destinations are expected to mark the beginning of a strong tourism season with increasing bookings for the 3-day Clean Monday holiday.

Greeks Holidaying Less Due to Crisis?

Greeks took fewer holidays and cut their vacation period short in 2015, according to the latest data released by the country’s statistical authority ELSTAT, costing the local tourism industry up to 121 million euros in takings.

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.

Thessaloniki – Sporades Ferry Connection to Launch in June

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced on Wednesday that its new route connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands will launch on June 16.

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.