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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.

Long-haul Travellers Still Cautious About Planning Trips to Europe, ETC Says

As the EU looks set to open its borders, it is imperative that clear messages are communicated to international travellers wishing to visit Europe, says the ETC.

EU Adds Japan to Safe List for Air Travel

The European Council has added Japan to its updated list of countries for which travel restrictions should be lifted.

Henley Index: Greek Passport Maintains 8th Spot Worldwide

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world ranking eighth on the Henley Passport Index.

Report: Consumers are Looking Forward to Traveling Again

A global consumer survey by American Express reveals key trends indicating pent-up demand for travel, a readiness to plan for future trips, and the rise of the digital nomad.

Saudi Arabia Bans Entry for Travelers from 20 Countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned entry to its territory for travelers from 20 countries, aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

‘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.

UK Nationals Added to List of non-EU Citizens Allowed into Greece

Following Brexit, the HCAA updated the temporary ban on entry into Greece from outside the EU, adding the UK to a list of countries exempt from the restriction.

Greece will Open to 29 Countries on June 15 – Official list

The Greek Tourism Ministry has announced the official list of countries from which visitors will be able to arrive and holiday in Greece, with flights to Athens and Thessaloniki, as of June 15.

The Olympic Flame Goes from Athens to Tokyo

The Olympic Flame began its journey from Greece to Japan for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games, following the Handover Ceremony that took place in Athens.

Greek Passport Ranked 8th Most Powerful in the World

The Greek passport remains among the strongest in the world, ranking eighth in the 2020 Henley Passport Index.

Japan Week 2019 Event Kicks Off in Athens on November 23

Theater performances, music shows, art exhibitions and workshops will be part of the Japan Week 2019 events in Athens during November 23-28.

‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Emirates Flies Top Chefs to Greece for ‘Sani Gourmet’ Festival

Renowned chefs from New York, Dubai, Melbourne and Japan flew with Emirates to northern Greece, to participate in the Sani Gourmet culinary festival that took place in Halkidiki.

JAL and Travelport to Launch GDS for Japanese Travel Market

Japan Airlines and Travelport Worldwide have formed a joint venture for the operation of a Global Distribution System (GDS), tailored to the needs of the Japanese travel industry.

Singapore Airlines’ First Boeing 787-10 to Serve Osaka, Japan

Singapore Airlines has announced that Osaka, Japan, will be the first scheduled destination for its new Boeing 787-10 fleet.

All Nippon Named ‘Airline of the Year 2018’ by Air Transport World

All Nippon Airways (ANA) has been named "Airline of the Year" by the Air Transport World (ATW), a leading magazine covering the global airline industry.

Medical Tourism Gains Ground, Says IPK Survey

Nearly 70 percent of all international health and medical outbound trips in 2016 were made for health-oriented reasons, according to a survey by IPK International.

Greece and Japan Look to Enhance Tourism Cooperation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and Japan's Ambassador to Greece Yasuhiro Shimizu discussed ways to boost bilateral tourism cooperation.

Crete Unveils its History, Culture, Gastronomy to Japanese Media

Crete's local authorities and Enterprise Greece organized a familiarization trip for Japanese journalists, aiming to promote the island's culture and gastronomy.