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Greek Ports See 95% Drop in Cruise Passenger Arrivals in 2020

Cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits to Greek ports dropped 95% in 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

GBTA: Full Recovery of Business Travel Expected by 2025

The recovery of international business travel to pre-pandemic levels is expected no earlier than 2025, according to the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA).

Expedia: 1 in 2 Travelers Optimistic about Taking a Trip in Next 12 Months

One in two travelers feels optimistic about taking a trip in the next 12 months, according to a study by Expedia Group Media Solutions.

TRAINOSE Invests €70 Million in 2020 Despite Covid-19

TRAINOSE in 2020 invested 70 million euros to upgrade its infrastructure, despite the severe drop in passenger traffic caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

SETE Expects Slow Recovery for Greek Tourism

The recovery of Greece's tourism industry from the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic will be a gradual, slow process, according to Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos.

Central Macedonia Film Office Brings Foreign Productions to Greece

The Film Office of the Central Macedonia Region during its first months of operation managed to bring three foreign cinema productions to Greece.

Thessaloniki’s Expo Center to Host Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics

The Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center in northern Greece is ready to host the state's Covid-19 Vaccine Clinics for the upcoming period.

Central Macedonia to Launch New Tourism Strategy for 2021

The Central Macedonia Region is preparing to launch a new tourism strategy to attract travelers for the 2021 tourism season.

Survey: Travelers ‘Hungry’ for New Tourism Experiences

The Covid-19 pandemic has changed the consuming behavior of travelers, who are now “hungry” for new trips and tourism experiences, says a Booking.com survey.

Greece Among Top Countries for 2021 Intra-European Travel

Greece is among the Top 5 preferred countries for intra-European travel in 2021, despite the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic, according to an ETC report.

How to ‘Click in Shop’ in Greece – Guidelines

The Regional Chamber Council of Attica has released a set of guidelines for consumers regarding the operation of retail stores with the "click in shop" method.

France Bans Travel from Non-EU Countries

France has banned all but essential travel from outside the European Union and tightened testing requirements for travelers coming from EU countries.

Rhodes’ 2021 Tourism Plan to Target Digital Nomads

The Municipality of Rhodes is looking into ways to attract digital nomads - travelers from all over the world that combine remote working and traveling.

TripAdvisor: Crete Among World’s Most Popular Destinations for 2021

The Greek island of Crete is among the world's most popular destinations for 2021, according to TripAdvisor's Travelers' Choice - Best of the Best Awards for Destinations.

Greece has 4-Phase Plan for Vaccination of Greek Island Residents

Greek health authorities are rolling out a four-phase Covid-19 vaccination plan for people on the Greek islands.

Athens Traders Body: Third Covid-19 Lockdown Not an Option

A third national lockdown could be disastrous for the retail market, the Athens Traders Association says, adding that one in two businesses will not survive the Covid-19 crisis.

Lufthansa Group to Require Only Medical Masks on Flights

All passengers and crew members of the Lufthansa Group airlines will soon be required to wear only medical masks on flights to/from Germany.

Amadeus Reveals 5 Key Trends to Drive Travel Recovery in post-Covid-19 Era

Travel technology provider Amadeus has revealed five emerging trends expected to drive travel recovery in the post-Covid-19 era.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

ETC: 52% of Europeans Plan to Travel in Next Six Months

The European Travel Commission's (ETC) latest report reveals that 52 percent of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months.