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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.

Novotel Athènes Stays Open with ALLSAFE Services

Novotel Athènes has announced that it will remain open, while Greece is facing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic, and continue offering its services to customers.

Anastazia Luxury Suites & Spa Offers Safe Hospitality Near Athens

The Anastazia Luxury Suites & Spa remains open, offering a safe accommodation experience in Athens, while Greece is facing the challenge of the Covid-19 pandemic.

New Growth Opportunities to Lead Recovery of Travel, Says Oxford University’s Ian Goldin

The Covid-19 pandemic has brought travel to a standstill but new growth opportunities are expected to lead recovery in 2021 and beyond, says Oxford University Professor Ian Goldin.

GNTO: Sustainable Development a Priority in Greece’s Tourism Campaigns

Sustainable development is a priority for Greece, that the Greek National Tourism Organization will continue to promote through its tourism campaigns.

Travel Demand Will Bounce Back After Covid-19 Vaccine Distribution, Says Emirates President

The approval and distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine will help the aviation industry bounce back, according to Emirates Airlines President Tim Clark.

ITB Virtual Convention will Shine Spotlight on Rebuilding Trust in Travel

Experts from the hospitality, aviation and cruise industries will analyze the role of trust management in tourism, during the ITB Virtual Convention on November 19.

Greek Consumers Group Issues Guidelines for Canceled Trips Due to Covid-19 Lockdown

Greece's Union for Working Consumers (EEKE) informs the public on their options in case they are forced to cancel a planned trip as a result of Covid-19 restrictions.

Ryanair’s O’Leary Says Air Travel Will Return to pre-Covid-19 Volumes in 2021-2022

Air travel may go back to pre-Covid-19 volumes sooner than expected - by 2021-22, Ryanair Group CEO Michael O’Leary predicts.

Rethymno will Aim to Attract More American Tourists in 2021

The Municipality of Rethymno has joined forces with ASTA Greece to promote the city's tourism offerings to the US market and attract more travelers.

Lufthansa Starts First Trial Run for Covid-19 Rapid Tests

As of November 12, Lufthansa will begin conducting the first test runs for comprehensive Covid-19 antigen rapid tests on select routes.

UNWTO and IMO Call for Safe Resumption of Cruise Operations

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the International Maritime Organization (IMO) are calling for the gradual resumption of cruise operations.