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Greek Island Ferry Boat Rates Increase Again

Greek ferry operators increased fares to the Greek islands by up to 10 percent this month, citing soaring fuel costs.

Ferry Boat Fares to the Greek Islands Up by 15%

Greek Shipping Minister Yiannis Plakiotakis has confirmed that the cost of traveling by ferry to Greece’s islands has increased by some 15%.

Longer Tourism Season, More Destinations are SETE’s Goals for Greece

Extending the tourism season and introducing lesser-known destinations are at the core of the Greek Tourism Confederation’s plan for the next years.

SETE Urges Greek State to Support Russia-reliant Tourism Enterprises

 The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is requesting state measures that will support enterprises reliant on tourism from the Russian market.

Greece Seeks Ways to Back Tourism Firms Reliant on Russia, Ukraine

The Greek government is examining ways to support tourism enterprises that work primarily with Russian and Ukrainian travelers.

Russia War Pushes Ferry Ticket Fares to Greek Islands Higher

Greece’s ferry operators expect ticket fares to the Greek islands to increase by 10-12% due to the soaring fuel prices – a result of the Russia-Ukraine war.

Greece – EU Culture Ministers Call for Protection of Ukraine Heritage

Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni and her EU counterparts have signed a declaration calling for the protection of Ukraine’s cultural heritage.

Greece Expecting Tourist Cancelations from Russia

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias has confirmed that the Russia-Ukraine war will inevitably lead to tourist cancelations in Greece.

Greek Tourism Industry Resilient Despite Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Greece’s tourism industry is resilient and will deal with the repercussions of the Russia-Ukraine war as it did with the Covid-19 crisis, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

ITB Berlin: Ukraine War Expected to Impact Tourism

Russia’s war activities in Ukraine and the inevitable repercussions are bound to impact the tourism industry, according to German Travel Association (DRV) President Norbert Fiebig.

Greek Hoteliers to Host, Offer Work to Ukrainian Refugees 

Hoteliers in Greece are ready to open their hotels to host and provide employment to displaced Ukrainians following Russia’s invasion of the country, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

Greece Seeks Ways to Compensate for Russia-Ukraine Impact on Tourism

Greece tourism authorities are looking for ways to address the possible backlash on tourist inflows and revenues created by the Russian-Ukraine conflict.

Greece Freezes Golden Visa Program for Russian Citizens

The Greek government announced that it is suspending the issuance or renewal of residence permits for investment purposes for citizens of the Russian Federation.

Minister: Greece will Welcome Ukraine’s Refugees, Give Residence and Work Permits

Greece will welcome refugees arriving from Ukraine and offer them residence and work permits, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Concerned About Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Tourism

Greece is concerned on the impact the Russia-Ukraine crisis will have on tourism, considering that the industry is a major nation-wide generator of income.

Greek Tourism Ministry Monitoring Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis

Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias informed that the ministry was closely monitoring the Russia-Ukraine crisis to address any backlash on tourism.