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Athens Attends Major International Tourism Exhibitions

The Athens Development & Destination Management Agency in 2020 participated in leading international tourism exhibitions to promote the Greek capital to MICE professionals.

YouGov: 3 in 10 Brits do not Plan to Travel Next Year

Three in 10 Brits do not plan to travel at all in the next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to data released by YouGov.

Two Katikies Hotels Among First in the World to Get Health Security ‘Seal of Approval’

Greek hotels Katikies Santorini and Katikies Mykonos are among the first in the world to become Sharecare Health Security Verified with Forbes Travel Guide.

Mideast Travel Receives 5 International Awards in November

Mideast Travel Worldwide in November received five international honors for its excellent services and the high satisfaction of its clients.

Elafonisos Records Small Losses in Tourism Arrivals in 2020

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, tourism arrivals to Elafonisos dropped by only 13.7% during July-October 2020, compared to the same period last year.

WTM London Publishes Manifesto for Safer, Smarter and Greener Tourism Industry

WTM London has published a Travel & Tourism Manifesto to guide policy-makers with concrete solutions to present and future challenges.

Athens Traders Body Tables Proposals for Shop Re-opening

The Athens Traders Association has tabled its proposals for the smooth re-opening of shops in the Greek capital, ahead of the holiday season. 

Covid-19: WTTC Issues Guidelines for Safe & Seamless Travel in the ‘New Normal’

A new report by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) recommends global guidelines for a safe and seamless traveller journey in the ‘new normal’.

GNTO Promotes Greek Tourism to Italian Market Through Digital Events

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) in December will promote Greek tourism to the Italian market through digital events.

Accessible Tourism Identified as ‘Game Changer’ for Destinations

Ensuring accessibility for tourists with specific access requirements can be a "game changer" for destinations around the world, the UNWTO says.

Greece Extends Covid-19 Relief Measures for December

The Greek government has extended relief measures for businesses and employees impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic until the end of December.

Covid-19: Greece Updates Aviation Directive for Domestic Flights

The Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority has extended travel restrictions for domestic flights in Greece until December 14.

Andros Records Rise in Greek Visitors in 2020, Says Survey

Despite the Covid-19 pandemic, the island of Andros in 2020 managed to maintain 66.1 percent of last year’s arrivals between July and September, according to a survey.

Alitalia to Launch Rome-New York Covid-tested Flights

As of December 8 all passengers traveling on one of Alitalia's three weekly flights between Rome - New York must present a negative Covid-19 test.

Athens Municipality Conducts Rapid Covid-19 Tests on the Homeless

The Municipality of Athens is conducting Covid-19 rapid tests and temperature checks on the city’s homeless population.

Persistent Covid-19 Curve Forces Greece to Extend Lockdown

Greek authorities may be forced to extend the country’s second lockdown beyond initially announced dates, according to Government Spokesperson Stelios Petsas.

Belgian Travel Agents See High Interest for Greece in 2021

Greece remains high in the preferences of travelers from Belgium despite the challenges of Covid-19, according to Belgian travel agents and tour operators.

ANEK Lines Donates Tablets to Students of Chania, Crete

ANEK Lines has donated tablet devices to the students of the Chania Municipality to support their access to the Greek Education Ministry’s tele-education program.

Greek PM Briefed on Safety Steps of Thessaloniki’s Mediterranean Palace Hotel

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis visited the Mediterranean Palace Hotel during his official visit to Thessaloniki.

New Campaign to Put Greece’s Outdoor Activities in Spotlight

Greek tourism promotion body Marketing Greece is planning a new campaign to promote the outdoor tourism activities offered in Greece.