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Amadeus Reveals 5 Key Trends to Drive Travel Recovery in Post-Covid-19 Era

Travel technology provider Amadeus has revealed five emerging trends expected to drive travel recovery in the post-Covid-19 era.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

Athens Municipality to Support Businesses Active in Culture with €7.7 Million

The Municipality of Athens will allocate 7.7 million euros to support businesses active in culture - including museums and theaters - that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Domestic Air Travel: Only Essential Trips Allowed Until February 1

The Greek aviation directive that allows only essential domestic travel between all airports in the country has been extended until February 1.

ETC: 52% of Europeans Plan to Travel in Next Six Months

The European Travel Commission's (ETC) latest report reveals that 52 percent of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months.

WTTC: UK Quarantine Rule a ‘Crushing Blow’ to Travel and Tourism

The WTTC warns that the UK's latest emergency border measures, taken to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 variants, could be a "crushing blow" to travel.

France Announces Negative Covid-19 Test Requirement for EU Travelers

Passengers arriving from EU destinations to France will be required to present a negative PCR test conducted up to 72 hours prior to departure.

American Airlines Announces Athens-New York Route for Summer 2021

American Airlines as of June 3, will launch a new service connecting Athens with New York, JFK, for the 2021 summer season.

‘The Mirror’ Adds Greek Islands to Travel Bucket List for 2021

The Greek islands are among the destinations included on the 2021 travel bucket list of British national daily The Mirror.

ACI World and Amadeus Announce Long-term Partnership

ACI World and Amadeus have announced a new enhanced long-term partnership to deliver ACI’s ASQ awards and Customer Experience Accreditation program.

Greece Aiming for 150 Waterways in Five Years

Greece is moving ahead with the licensing and construction of 150 waterways, which it hopes to have up and running within the next five years.

Strefi Hill Revamp to Create an Oasis in Athens for Residents and Visitors

The Strefi hill, located near the center of Athens, is set to undergo a major revamp, as part of an ongoing drive for the overhaul of the Greek capital.

Underwater Excavation Off Kasos Uncovers Ancient Shipwrecks and Cargo

Shipwrecks of the Hellenistic, Classical and Roman periods were discovered during an excavation off the Greek island of Kasos in the Dodecanese.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.

Greece on Bucket List of Global Travel Writers for 2021

Global travel writers have included Greece on their bucket list of destinations for 2021, according to a survey by FINN Partners Global Travel Practice.

Athens to Welcome Olympic Museum in 2021

Athens this year will welcome its Olympic Museum dedicated to the long history of the Olympic Games.

Crete’s Lasithi Plateau Launches Digital Platform for Local Producers

The Municipality of Lasithi Plateau, located on the island of Crete, has launched a digital platform to support local producers.

Turnover of Greek Hotels Down by 78% in 2020

Turnover of the Greek hotel industry in 2020 dropped by 78% percent year-on-year to 1.83 billion euros, according to a new report by ITEP.

UK Suspends Travel Corridors, Makes 10-day Quarantine Mandatory for All

All international arrivals to the UK must now take a pre-departure Covid-19 test and self-isolate for 10 days.

Greece Receives First High-speed Passenger Train

Trainose has welcomed Greece’s first high-speed electrified passenger train that is expected to conduct the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than 4 hours.