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Greek Tourism Body SETE Calls for Extra Covid-19 Relief 

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is calling for additional support measures for tourism enterprises in Greece that have been impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Strike in Greece Causes Changes to AEGEAN, Olympic Air Flights

AEGEAN and Olympic Air have announced flight cancellations and reschedules during November 25-27 due to industrial action announced by Greece’s air traffic control personnel.

Heraklion Glimmers in Europe’s Travel Gloom, Says Report

Heraklion, the capital of the Greek island of Crete, ranks as the EU’s most resilient major city in terms of tickets issued for travel between October 1-December 31 this year.

Mohegan’s Casino Project in Greece to Take 3 Years After Permit Issue

The first integrated resort and casino to be constructed in Greece, at the former Athens airport in Hellinikon, is expected to take three years to complete.

AEGEAN-Olympic Air Cancel and Reschedule Flights for October 18-19

AEGEAN and Olympic Air are cancelling and rescheduling flights for Sunday and Monday due to work stoppages announced by Greek aviation personnel unions.

Arrivals at Greek Hotels, Campsites up 1.3% in 2019

A 1.3 percent rise was recorded in arrivals at hotels and tourist campsites in Greece in 2019, according to final data of the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT).

MGE – GEK TERNA Preferred Bidder for Hellinikon Casino Project in Greece

Greece’s gaming commission named Mohegan Gaming as the preferred bidder for the development of the country’s first integrated resort and casino in Hellinikon.

Strike in Greece to Affect Flights of AEGEAN and Olympic Air on October 15 & 16

Due to an announced general strike in Greece on Thursday, AEGEAN and Olympic Air have announced flight cancellations and reschedules for October 15-16.

INSETE Study: Growing Source Markets for Greek Tourism in 2017-2019

Spain, Canada and Austria were the three source markets to Greece that recorded the highest increases in the 2017-2019 period, according an INSETE study.

AEGEAN Receives its First Airbus A321neo

AEGEAN has received its first A321neo, the largest member of the A320neo family, which offers an increased capacity of 220 passenger seats and consumes less fuel.

AEGEAN-Olympic Air: Flight Cancellations and Reschedules for October 7-8

AEGEAN and Olympic Air are cancelling and rescheduling flights for Wednesday and Thursday due to a 4-hour work suspension announced by aviation personnel unions.

Greece Establishes Certification Seal for ‘Glamping’ Accommodation

The Greek Tourism Ministry has introduced a new certification seal for businesses in Greece that offer 'glamping' accommodation among their services.

Greece Sees Most 2019 Int’l Air Arrivals in April-October, Study Shows

The majority of international arrivals to Greece in 2018 and 2019 was recorded in the April-October period for both years, a study by INSETE reveals.

Greek Tourism Study: Highest-spending Travelers Visited South Aegean Region in 2019

The South Aegean Region won over Greece's highest spending travelers in 2019 marking a 12.7% increase against the previous year, says INSETE.

Covid-19 Drives Thessaloniki Hotel Stays Down by 1m in 8 Months

Covid-19 has cost Thessaloniki hotels more than 1.05 million overnight stays in the first eight months of 2020, a decline of nearly 80%.

Role of Tourism for Greece in 2019 Revealed by INSETE

Two studies released by INSETE reveal the significant role the tourism sector had on growth and employment in Greece in 2019, before the Covid-19 outbreak.

GNTO President Reveals Plans for Greece’s Tourism Promotion

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has revealed plans regarding the strategy it aims to follow to promote Greece abroad in the post-Covid-19 era.

Thomas Cook Relaunches as ‘Covid-ready’ Online Travel Company

Renowned brand Thomas Cook is relaunching as an online-only travel business, initially selling holidays to destinations on the UK government’s safe travel corridor list.

More Super Yachts Sailing Greek Waters

Greece is steadily evolving into a luxury destination, with all the more yachting lovers choosing to sail Greek waters.

Neptune Hotels Resort on Kos Placed Among World’s Best

The Neptune Hotels Resort, Convention Centre & Spa on the Greek island of Kos, is among the winners of the annual Travelers' Choice Awards by TripAdvisor.