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Covid-19: Greece Takes Part in UNWTO’s Global Tourism Crisis Committee Meeting

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis took part in the first virtual meeting of the Global Tourism Crisis Committee of the UNWTO, launched to mitigate the impact of Covid-19 on the global tourism sector.

Greece Sets Up Working Group to Prepare for Next Day in Tourism

Greece is setting up a special committee to oversee the national tourism strategy for the 2021-2030 period.

Greece’s Seasonal Tourism Staff to Receive Support in View of Covid-19

The unemployment benefits of the seasonal workers in Greece's tourism sector will be extended due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Greek Thermal Spring & Spa Facilities Seeking Aid Due to Covid-19

The Hellenic Association of Municipalities with Thermal Springs is requesting to be included in Greece’s financial support program for businesses that have been hit by the Covid-1 pandemic.

Greek Minister to Propose Tourism Demand-boosting Actions on EU Level

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis will propose to his EU counterparts a plan to boost tourism demand as part of measures taken to safeguard the industry after the coronavirus health crisis ends.

Commissioner Schinas Briefed on Coronavirus Impact on Greek Tourism

European Commission Vice President Margaritis Schinas was informed on the impact the coronavirus (COVID-19) has had on Greek tourism so far.

Greece Explores Ways to Support Air Connectivity with the UK

The need of an incentive strategy to support air connectivity and passenger flows to Greece from the UK was highlighted by the Greek Tourism Ministry.

Greek Tourism Continues on its Growth Path, Says Minister

Greek tourism continues on its growth path, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said in an interview to Deutsche Welle.

Condor Planning 150 Weekly Flights to Greece

German leisure airline Condor will offer 150 flights per week to 16 destinations in Greece this summer.

German Travel Association DRV to Hold 2020 Conference in Greece

The German Travel Association (DRV) will hold its high-profile annual conference in Greece this year.

Greece Considers Support for Businesses Impacted by Coronavirus

The ministries of economy, development and tourism are examining a series of measures to support business owners in the aftermath of the Covid-19 outbreak.

Greece Aims to Close Loopholes in Airbnb-style Rentals Law

The Greek Tourism Ministry is preparing a draft bill to regulate the short-term rental market, do away with "loopholes" and establish fair competition.

Greece Boosts Border Controls Citing Threat to Public Health

Aiming to reinforce border controls to limit the spread of Covid-19 in Greece, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis has cited EU Regulation 2016/399 on the necessity to prevent threats to public health.

Greece’s Regional Tourism Council Sets Funding for Refugee-hit Islands as Top Priority

Securing funds to support Greece’s refugee-hit islands topped the agenda of the 2nd Regional Tourism Council held in Athens.

Evia to Host Skyllias & Hydna Authentic Marathon Swim Event in July

The Greek island of Evia in July will host the Skyllias & Hydna Authentic Marathon Swim event, which will look to highlight the area's history and sports tourism options.

Greece Cancels All Carnival Events Due to Coronavirus

The latest coronavirus cases recorded in Greece, forced health authorities to cancel all carnival festivities scheduled for the three-day weekend ahead.

Greek Gov’t Act Lays Out Urgent Coronavirus Measures

Greece's first coronavirus case was reported in Thessaloniki, following the country's announced emergency response measures, which includes the right to impose controls at all of the country’s entry and exit points.

Tourism Minister: Greece Calls for Calm in Covid-19 Health Crisis

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said the coronavirus outbreak requires levelheadedness and added that Greece must be ready for all possible scenarios.

Greece – Egypt Join Forces Against Antiquities Smuggling

Greece and Egypt have agreed to boost efforts in the area of culture with a primary focus on jointly addressing the illegal trade of antiquities.

The Future of Greek Tourism to be Discussed at 5th Delphi Forum

The future of tourism and its sustainable development will be among the main issues to be analyzed during the 5th Delphi Economic Forum in Delphi during March 5-8.