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Greece Looks to Extend Operation of ‘Quarantine Hotels’

The Greek Tourism Ministry submitted a legislative amendment in Parliament which foresees Greece's "quarantine hotels" extending their operation until late November.

Greece Tables EU-wide Rapid Testing Proposal to Restart Travel

Greece is calling for the implementation of rapid testing for Covid-19 at all European airports in order to enable travel and ensure the safety of travelers.

Global Tourism Voices Say ‘Coordination’ is Needed for Recovery from Covid-19

Tourism's recovery from Covid-19 needs strong coordination that will accelerate the lifting of travel restrictions, ensure safe travel and support businesses and jobs.

Repositioning Greece After Covid-19 a Priority for Tourism Ministry

The Greek Tourism Ministry is working with marketing experts Repositioning Greece to formulate a comeback strategy in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis.

Greece Announces New Marina in Halkidiki

A new marina to go up in the area of Sithonia in Halkidiki, Northern Greece, has received the green light following a joint ministerial decision.

European Travel Agents Send Message from Athens: ‘Traveling is Safe’

European travel agents’ and tour operators’ recently met in Athens and sent the message that traveling is safe in Covid-19 times if hygiene safety measures are respected.

Greek Minister: Post-Covid-19 Reality Needs Inclusive Tourism Model

Adjusting to a new post-Covid-19 reality with inclusive forms of tourism which respect the environment is key to sector recovery, said Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Prepares Agrotourism Strategy

The Greek Tourism Ministry is drafting a new agrotourism plan aimed at channeling revenues into local communities and creating new jobs.

Greece Road Arrivals Grind to a Halt Due to Covid-19 Crisis

Arrivals to Greece by road in Q3 2020 reached only 580,000, accounting for a mere 8% of total arrivals recorded in 2019.

Germany, UK, France Top Tourism Markets for Greece in Summer 2020

Visitors from Germany, the UK, France, Poland and Italy made up the bulk of incoming travelers in the 2020 summer season.

Theoharis: Open Businesses, Safety Key to See Greek Tourism into New Era

Keeping Greece's tourism economy going and ensuring the health of all involved (professionals, visitors and locals) are the top priorities for the Tourism Ministry.

Covid-19: Tourism Minister Expects Greece to Recover 20% of Last Year’s Revenue

Tourism-related revenues are expected to reach 20% of last year's earnings by the end of 2020, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Proposes Coordinated EU-wide Covid-19 Actions

Greece has forwarded proposals to the European Commission for the implementation of Covid-19 measures to restore safe travel.

Gaining Lost Ground in 2021 Key Priority for Greek Tourism After Covid-19

Quality, sustainable tourism practices, training and next generation upgrade works are priorities for Greece in 2021.

Greece – TUI Optimistic as Demand Extends Tourism Season into Autumn

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis discussed the extension of the tourism season in Greece with TUI, as bookings are already in place for November.

Minister: Opening to Tourism Gave Strength to Greece’s Brand Name

Greece's tourism opening in July helped strengthen the country's brand name and establish it internationally as a safe destination, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Calls for Joint Covid-19 Health Protocols at UNWTO Meeting

Coordinated actions and common Covid-19 health protocols are vital to enable safe travel in Europe, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Countries Recognize Greece’s post-Covid-19 Tourism Opening as a Success

Greece's opening of tourism in the post-Covid-19 era has been recognized by other countries as "successful", according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greek Tourism Ministry Pledges Additional Publicity for Halkidiki

The Greek Tourism Ministry will take additional marketing actions in 2021 to promote Halkidiki, which has been impacted by tight measures due to the Covid-19 crisis.

Greek Destinations with Strict Covid-19 Measures to Get Extra Tourism Promotion in 2021

Greek destinations, where strict Covid-19 measures have been imposed, will receive extra exposure in the country's tourism promotion program in 2021.