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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.

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.