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EU Approves Use of Covid-19 Certificates for Travel Until June 2023

The European Council gave its green light to the one-year extension of the regulation establishing the EU Digital COVID Certificate.

ACI Europe: Greece Only Country in EU Fully Recovering Air Connectivity

Greece appears to be the only country in Europe with total and direct air connectivity now exceeding pre-pandemic levels, according to ACI Europe.

Greeks May See Covid-19 Rules Return After Summer ‘If Necessary’

Greece may re-introduce restrictions and measures to address Covid-19 in the fall “if necessary”, according to Greek Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Greece an Investor Magnet for Planet’s Millionaires

Millionaires seeking to invest their money are choosing Greece among 10 countries, according to the latest Henley Global Citizens Report.

Athens a ‘Big Mover’ Up the EIU’s Global Liveability Index

Athens is among the “biggest movers” up the The Global Liveability Index 2022 released by Economist Intelligence (EIU), which examines the challenges to urban living in 173 cities.

TUI Group Chief Resigns After Nearly 10 Years at the Helm

After almost a decade at the helm of TUI Group, CEO Friedrich Joussen announced on Friday that he would be resigning in the fall.

Greece Presents Priority Areas to Get ‘ESPA 2021-2027’ Funding

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis outlined the priority areas that will benefit from a new round of EU funding, known as ESPA, during a conference held recently in Kalamata.

Covid-19 Back to Disrupt Summer as Cases Spike Across Europe

Europe ushered in summer this week with a surge in Covid-19 cases and a warning by the European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) that Omicron subvariants may lead to an increase in hospitalizations.

Robust Traveler Flows Boost Greece Travel Receipts by 1,000% in April

Greece’s travel receipts in April increased by 1,000.4% percent to 647.0 million euros from 58.8 million euros in the same month last year, driven by a strong rise in the number of international arrivals.

Greece Welcomes 884% Soar in April Tourist Arrivals

Bank of Greece data on Monday showed an 884% increase in tourist arrivals and a 1,000% rise in revenues in April compared to the same month a year ago.

French Travelers Keen on Greece this Summer

Greece is a favorite destination for French tourists ranking number 1 in the monthly barometer released by L' Echo Touristique owned by Orchestra leisure platform. 

Greece Rules Out Measures Despite Rising Covid-19 Cases

The Greek Heath Ministry has ruled out the possibility of new measures to deal with the increasing number of Covid-19 cases in Greece.

Cruise Industry Pledges to Take Action for Sustainable Blue Economy

Cruise industry leaders and government officials pledged during the CLIA European Summit 2022 to work together towards a sustainable blue economy.

Greece Expecting 5,000 Cruise Ship Arrivals this Year

Greece will welcome some 5,000 cruise ships in 2022, a 25% increase compared to pre-Covid 2019, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Inflation Concerns Not Hampering Travel Desire in Europe

Europe appears to be the winner of pent up post-Covid-19 travel demand with 71% percent of Europeans planning to take a trip this summer, says a survey released by Europ Assistance.

Study: Greece Among Most Inspiring Destinations this Summer

Greece this year is among the most inspiring destinations in Southeastern Europe and the Balkan region, according to tourism intelligence provider Mabrian.

Forecasts See Greece Growth at 5.5% in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy is forecast at growing by 5.5% in 2022, driven by tourism, despite the consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic, says independent economic research company Capital Economics.

Tourism Ministry Promotes Western Greece as Next Place to Visit

The Greek Tourism Ministry is casting the spotlight on Western Greece as part of its ongoing promotion plan which includes introducing lesser-known destinations.

UNWTO: Tourism to Mediterranean Destinations Recovering Fast

Mediterranean destinations are showing the fastest rates of tourism recovery having recouped nearly 75% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels in terms of arrivals, says the UNWTO.

Thessaloniki Welcomes 250% Rise in Cruise Arrivals

Τhe Thessaloniki Port Authority has revised upwards its figures from an expected 180% increase in cruise ship arrivals to a 250% rise.