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Minister Kikilias: Investments Next Step for Greece Tourism Growth

Investments play a major role in the efforts to upgrade Greece’s tourism product and achieve growth, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Minister: Greece’s Tourism Season Not Over, Visitors Still Coming

Tourist flows to Greece are still robust despite Covid-19, but the achievement is not by chance, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece to Allow Cruise Ships from Turkish Ports, Indoor Hotel Pools to Operate

The Greek committee of Covid-19 experts has given its approval for Greece to allow the arrival of cruise ships from Turkey and the operation of indoor swimming pools in hotels.

Greece Prepares Two New Campaigns to Win Over Tourists in Winter, Spring

The Greek Τourism Μinistry and the GNTO will launch two campaigns to promote Greece’s winter and spring destinations to international travelers.

Sustainable Tourism, Tackling Overtourism Priorities for Greece

Addressing overtourism by introducing other destinations to travelers is a top priority for Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece’s Rooms to Let Eligible for Shoreline Use

An amendment to a shoreline use law now gives rooms to let the right to use beaches for the placement of umbrellas and recliners for public use.

Minister: Tourism to Greece Generates €4bn in 2020 Covid-19 Year

Tourism to Greece managed to generate 4 billion euros in 2020, with government emphasis now on ways to address the challenges in 2021.

Greece Comes Closer to Arab World with Joint Tourism Actions

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis has proposed joint actions to strengthen connectivity between Greece and the Arab countries.

Greek Travel Agencies Suffer Covid-19 Blow

Turnover for Greece’s travel agencies dropped by 90% after the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data.

Enhanced Rules on Greek Beaches for Summer

Greek health authorities have announced a revised set of rules to be implemented on all Greek beaches for protection against Covid-19 infection.

Greece-Cyprus Travel Agents Join Forces to Reignite Tourism After Covid-19

Travel agents of Greece and Cyprus are assessing the impact of the coronavirus pandemic on their tourism sectors, in an aim to draw up a common strategy to restart the sector.

Greece’s Tourism Draft Bill Lifts Restrictions for Land, Shoreline Use

A draft bill laying out the provisions for the development of diving tourism has been tabled by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greece Looking to Boost Sea Tourism on Kos, Patmos and Astypalea

Greece is looking to develop yachting, diving and cruise tourism on the islands of Kos, Patmos and Astypalea.

Ministry Aims to Develop Karpathos into Exclusive Tourism Destination

The Greek Tourism Ministry has presented a plan for the development of alternative tourism on the island of Karpathos in the Dodecanese.

Greek Government Sets Goals for Tourism in 2020

The priorities for Greek tourism in 2020 were set by Greece's Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis and Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Sets Unemployment Aid Terms for Thomas Cook-affected Staff

The Greek government has announced the terms for unemployment benefits for staff working at tourism enterprises impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Next Step for Greek Tourism: Adaptation to Digital Economy

“The adaptation of Greek tourism to the digital economy is a one-way street," said Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas during the Digi.travel EMEA Conference in Athens.

Greece Aims to Link Commerce with Tourism for Greater Benefit

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's trade bodies are seeking ways to link tourism with trade for the benefit of the greater economy.

Safety is Greece’s Top Tourism Advantage, Says Greek Chambers Chief

Safety is the most strongest tourism advantage that Greece has compared to other East Med destinations, says UHC President Konstantinos Mihalos.

Greek Tourism Minister Sees Positive Signs for 2020

Looking ahead to the new year, Greece's tourism minister, Harry Theoharis, said he expects to see positive signs for the country's tourism sector.