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Ioannina Sets New Tourism Priorities on Back of Strong Winter Bookings

With hotel occupancy levels in Ioannina at 70% in November, local authorities have plans to further establish the city as a strong Greek tourist destination.

Covid-19: EU Proposes Prioritising Vaccinated Travellers in Updated Rules

The Commission has proposed a revision to non-essential travel rules, giving priority to vaccinated travelers and advising them to get Covid-19 booster shots.

Greece to Keep Market Going at All Costs Despite Covid-19

Greek officials are reiterating that there will be no national lockdown orders despite the surge in Covid-19 cases over the last month.

ECDC Advises Adults to Consider Third Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advising adults and mainly those over 40 to consider getting a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Budget 2022: Tourism to Help Greece Meet Growth Goals 

Greece has set its growth target for 2022 to 4.5 percent driven by a faster recovery this year as a result of strong tourist flows.

Covid-19: Greece Still in CDC’s ‘Very High’ Travel Risk Category

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has kept Greece in its Covid-19 “Very High” travel risk category and added Germany and Austria.

Arrivals in Greece Jump by 69% in January-October

Airports across Greece reported a 69% increase in traffic flows between January and October 2021 compared to the same 10-month period in 2020.

EU to Consider Booster Shot, Extending Covid Pass Use

EU authorities are examining the possibility of extending the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which grants fully vaccinated travelers access to member states.

Greece Participates in Transition Pathway for ‘Greener’ Tourism

Greece took part in a meeting of EU tourism ministers to discuss the creation of a "Transition Pathways” pact for the green transformation of Europe’s tourism industry.

Greek Minister: Tourism and Wellbeing Go Hand in Hand

‘Tourism and health are directly linked,’ Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias said in an interview, stressing the importance of covering lost ground and achieving tourism success in 2022.

Greece – Turkey Hoteliers Arrange Istanbul Meet for Spring

Hoteliers from Greece and Turkey will be meeting in Istanbul in April 2022 to discuss cooperation and ways to address the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece and Turkey Agree to Cooperate in Tourism

Greece and neighbor Turkey agreed to cooperate on issues of tourism and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Izmir.

PM: Greece Will Not Follow Austria Lockdown Action

Greece will not follow the example of Austria and order the unvaccinated to go into lockdown, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Good Morning Britain show.

Greece Counting on Winter Tourism to Conclude Positive Year 

Greece is counting on seeing more tourists in winter as part of a long-term strategy to extend its tourism season past the summer months.

Covid-19: Greece Aims to Simplify Booster Shots for Those Vaccinated Abroad

The Greek government will revise a bill to simplify procedures for people who have been vaccinated abroad but wish to get the Covid-19 booster shot in Greece.

INSETE: Over 13m Tourists Visited Greece So Far This Year

More than 13 million people visited Greece by air and road through to September generating until August 6.5 billion euros, according to data by INSETE.

Spotlight on Athens Marathon #iAMAuthentic this Weekend

Everything is ready for the 38th Athens Marathon. The Authentic, which kicks off for the first time this weekend after the outbreak of Covid-19.

Greek PM Rules Out Lockdown Despite Spiraling Covid-19 Cases

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out a new countrywide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.

SETE Chief: Positive Greek Tourism Performance a Plus but Liquidity Still a Problem

Greece may have exceeded tourism forecasts for 2021, but hotels are still up against limited liquidity, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.
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