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Tinos Municipality Takes Tourism Forward with Technology

The Tinos Municipality has launched two new tourism applications for smartphones, aiming to facilitate travelers and create unique holiday experiences.

ITB India Goes All-virtual for 2021 Event

Due to the ongoing Covid-19 travel restrictions, the inaugural ITB India will take place as an entirely virtual event during April 7 - 9, 2021.

Greece Extends Second Lockdown Until December 7

Greece's second nationwide lockdown will be extended until December 7 in efforts to limit the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Passenger Traffic Down by 81% at European Airports

Passenger traffic at European airports has decreased by 81 percent as a result of quarantine-based travel restrictions, ACI Europe said.

UNWTO’s Global Tourism Plastics Initiative Gaining Ground

The UNWTO's Global Tourism Plastics Initiative has welcomed 26 new signatories, including businesses and organizations from every part of the tourism value chain.

Italy’s La Repubblica Lauds Greek Island Lipsi

A music video released to promote the Greek island of Lipsi is featured in an extensive article of Italy's daily newspaper La Repubblica.

Covid-19 Drives Greece Travel Receipts Down by 73.9% in September

The ongoing Covid-19 health crisis drove inbound traffic to Greece down by 73.9% and travel receipts by 71.4% year-on-year in September.

Greek Coastal Shipping Companies to Receive Extra €20m as Support

An additional 20 million euros will be given to support Greek coastal shipping companies that have been hit by the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the Shipping Ministry.

State, Shareholders to Inject Capital into Greece’s Covid-hit AEGEAN Airlines

The Greek government and AEGEAN shareholders are awaiting Commission approval to inject €180 million to safeguard the pandemic-hit airline.

Survey: Solo Travelers Undaunted by Coronavirus

Amidst a backdrop of Covid-fueled travel restrictions, solo travelers are forging ahead with plans to travel more often, according to a survey.

Lufthansa Group First to Implement Star Alliance Biometrics

Lufthansa Group will be first to implement Star Alliance Biometrics and usher in a touchless customer experience at airports.

Greek Hotels Chief: Covid-19 to Accelerate Tourism’s Digital Transformation

The Covid-19 pandemic is expected to accelerate the digital transformation of Greek tourism enterprises in the years to come, says Hellenic Chamber of Hotels President Alexandros Vassilikos.

Greece’s Airbnbs Rival Hotel Room Capacity, Says Study

Airbnbs in Greece have now rivalled their hotel counterparts in terms of bed capacity, according to a study released by INSETE.

AEGEAN Achieves 4-star Covid-19 Airline Safety Rating by Skytrax

Greek carrier AEGEAN has been accredited with a 4-star Covid-19 Airline Rating by Skytrax, in recognition for its enhanced health and safety measures.

Coordinated Action Needed to Resume Travel, Say European Tourism Experts

European tourism experts and MEPs are calling for an EU-wide coordinated approach that will ensure the seamless restart of travel and tourism.

Domestic Tourism Brings ‘Good News’ for Employment, Says WTTC Head

The Covid-19 impact on tourism jobs will be milder than expected thanks to domestic travel that has started to recover in some countries.

Greece’s Passenger Shipping Sector Requests Covid-19 Aid

The Greek passenger shipping sector is expected to post over 300 million euros in losses this year due to the repercussions of Covid-19.

Covid-19: Athens Airport Scores High for Safe Travel

Athens International Airport (AIA) is in the top 10 of the world's safest airports on the Safe Travel Score for October 2020.

Covid-19: Greece to Close Elementary Schools as of November 16

Elementary schools in Greece will remain closed as of November 16 in efforts of the government to curb the spread of the coronavirus pandemic in the country.

Mount Athos Bans Pilgrimage Due to Coronavirus

The monastic community of Mount Athos will remain closed to all pilgrims until the end of November due to the coronavirus pandemic.