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Athens’ 5th Int’l Hospitality Forum to Focus on post-Covid-19 Travel Trends

The main trends that will define travel in the post-Covid-19 era will be analyzed during the 5th International Hospitality Forum that will take place in Athens in November.

Greek Firm GEK TERNA Sole Shareholder in Ellinikon Casino Project

Greek company GEK TERNA now stands alone in the development of the integrated casino complex at Ellinikon after US-based investors MGE decided to withdraw from the process.

Greece Moves up ‘World’s Most Powerful Passport’ Ranking

The Greek passport has moved up one place, ranking seventh on the Henley Passport Index 2021, offering its holders visa-free access to 185 countries.

MarBella Corfu Hotel on CNT’s ‘Top 10 Resorts in Greece’ List

Condé Nast Traveler’s Readers’ Choice Awards has placed the MarBella Corfu hotel among the Top 10 Resorts in Greece for 2021.

UNESCO Calls on UK to ‘Reconsider’ Returning Parthenon Marbles to Greece

UNESCO is urging the British Museum to reconsider repatriating the Parthenon Marbles to Greece and to enter talks on the issue.

Thessaloniki’s Exhibitions will Take Place as Planned Despite Covid ‘Red’ Status

TIF-Helexpo’s upcoming exhibitions in Thessaloniki will take place as planned despite the city going ‘red’ on Greece’s Covid-19 risk-assessment map.

Greece and Cyprus Explore Wine Tourism Cooperation

Tourism professionals from Greece and Cyprus are exploring ways to collaborate in the field of wine tourism for mutual benefit.

Greece Announces Relief Measures for Quake-hit Crete

Greek authorities have announced relief measures to support areas and people on Crete affected by an earthquake that recently shook the island.

US Travelers in Favor of Int’l Vaccination Passports, Says Survey

The majority of US travelers believe vaccination passports should be required for international travel, says a survey by OAG.

Europeans Still Eager to Travel, Greece Tops Their Bucket List

Greece is among the 10 destinations on the bucket lists of European travelers for summer and autumn, according to an ETC survey.

World Tourism Day 2021 to Focus on Inclusivity

The UNWTO is inviting member and non-member states, businesses and individuals to celebrate inclusivity during World Tourism Day 2021 on September 27.

Greece Reaches Out to Kids with Animated Tourism Tale

In efforts to reach out to kids and introduce them to Greece, the Greek National Tourism Organization has released a cartoon spot in four languages.

Europa Nostra: Greece-Denmark ‘FIBRANET’ Project Wins 2021 Grand Prix Prize

Greece and Denmark were announced 2021 Grand Prix laureates for their FIBRANET – FIBRes project at this year’s European Heritage /Europa Nostra Awards.

‘European Heritage Days’ in Greece: Free Admission to Museums, Sites this Weekend

Greece is celebrating European Heritage Days 2021 with free admission to museums and archaeological sites during September 25-26.

Covid-19: Greece Benefits from Announcing Travel Opening Early

Announcing its opening to travelers and setting out clear Covid-19 guidelines has given Greece a head start in tourism recovery, according to ForwardKeys.

Russian Travelers Opt for Greece in the Fall

Russian travelers are choosing Greece as an autumn holiday destination, according to data by insurance company Rosgosstrakh.

Athens Topped UK, US, French Traveler Searches for August 

Athens was the most searched for destination in August by potential travelers from the US, UK and France, according to data released by Tourix.

Greece and China Expect ‘Year of Culture and Tourism’ to Spark Travel Interest

The joint events of the Greece-China Year of Culture and Tourism 2021 are expected to spark travel activity between the two countries in the post-pandemic era.

EUMED 9 Countries Should ‘Lead the Way’ for Climate Change, Says Greek PM

EU leaders have adopted the Athens Declaration on Climate Change and the Environment in the Mediterranean during the 8th EUMED 9 Summit held in the Greek capital.

Makedonia Palace: Salonica Restaurant Gets Another Golden Chef’s Cap Award

The Salonica Restaurant of the Makedonia Palace Hotel, for the second consecutive year has received the Golden Chef’s Cap award.