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Infrastructure Upgrade of Greece’s Religious Sites a Ministry Priority

Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki highlights the need to support religious tourism in Greece by improving infrastructure and preserving religious monuments.

Athens is Back: Scheduled Flights for Summer 2022 Showing Double-digit Rise

Athens is making a big comeback as a tourism destination this year with scheduled flights from its main source markets expected to show double-digit growth in summer 2022.

Greece is Number 1 Destination for Romanian Travelers this Year, Say Tourism Professionals

Greece once again is the first tourist destination of choice for Romanian travelers, according to tourism professionals in Romania.

Travel Searches Surge as Covid-19 Restrictions Ease, Says Expedia

The further opening of borders and easing of Covid-19 travel restrictions led to a significant increase in travel searches during the first three months of 2022, says Expedia.

Int’l Tourism Professionals Explore Athens at 8th Travel Trade Event

Dozens of Greek and foreign travel and tourism professionals are participating in the 8th Travel Trade Athens, the Greek capital’s annual B2B tourism event.

US Carriers Have More Plans for Greece, New Connections Under Consideration

Greece may see an expansion of existing US airline routes for 2022 and new direct connections to/from American cities such as Miami and Dallas next year.

Greek Airports Welcome 299.1% Rise in Int’l Arrivals for January-March

Greece’s airports recorded a surge in arrivals in the first quarter of the year welcoming a total of 4.49 million passengers on 56,323 flights.

Greece Launches Procedures to Open GNTO Branch in Melbourne, Australia

The Greek Tourism Ministry has launched procedures to open a branch office of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in Melbourne, Australia.

TUI France and AEGEAN Team Up to Make Greece Star Destination for Summer

Partners TUI France and AEGEAN Airlines are aiming to bring more French travelers to Greece this summer in view of high demand.

Covid-19: No Change Yet to Greece’s Travel Rules

The rules that must be followed by travelers arriving in Greece on international flights have been extended once again, the Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (HCAA) has announced.

Google Praises Greece’s Kallichoron Hotel for its Commitment to Sustainable Practices

Google’s president of EMEA Business & Operations, Matt Brittin, praised the Kallichoron Art Boutique Hotel on the Greek island of Astypalea for its commitment to sustainable practices.

ETC Says Greece Among Top 5 Favorite Holiday Spots for Europeans

Greece moved up a spot and is now fourth in the Top 10 preferred countries for travel by Europeans, according to a survey by the European Travel Commission.

HCAA Extends Covid-19 Rules for Travel to Greece

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended its Covid-19 aviation directives that include the rules travelers arriving in Greece on international flights must follow.

Investing in Human Capital Key to Greece’s Tourism Success Story, Says HotelBrain Head

The success of Greece’s tourism product hinges on its human resources, making upskilling and education key factors for tourism enterprises, according to HotelBrain President Panos Paleologos.

MarBella Corfu Enters 2022 Season with New Restaurant Openings and Culinary Partnerships

The five-star MarBella Corfu hotel has opened its doors this season with an impressive culinary calendar that includes new restaurants and partnerships with world-renowned, celebrated chefs.

Air Astana Launches New Service to Heraklion, Crete

Air Astana, the national carrier of Kazakhstan, will launch a direct service from Nur-Sultan and Almaty to Heraklion, capital of the Greek island of Crete, on June 1.

GNTO: Greek Tourism Receiving Positive Messages for 2022

Greek tourism is expected to have a much better performance in 2022 compared to the past two years, GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis said while speaking at the 7th Delphi Economic Forum.

Metaxa Hospitality Group Announces Opening of Hotels on Crete and Santorini

The Metaxa Hospitality Group has announced the opening of its hotels on the Greek islands of Crete and Santorini for the 2022 summer season.

Covid-19: Greece Extends Validity of Vaccination and Recovery Certificates for Domestic Travel

The HCAA has updated the rules for travelers flying on domestic flights in Greece with Covid-19 vaccination and recovery certificates.

Greece’s Covid-19 Travel Rules for Int’l Flights Get Extension

The rules that passengers must follow to enter Greece on international flights have been extended until April 11.