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Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

UNWTO Suspends Russia’s Membership

The Russian Federation has been suspended from the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), losing its rights and privileges as part of the United Nations specialized agency.

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.

Commission Urges EU States to Terminate ‘Golden Passport’ Schemes

The European Commission is calling on EU states to take immediate action on golden visa schemes as these "threaten security and facilitate corruption" particularly in view of the Russia-Ukraine war.

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.

Covid-19: Tourism Leaders See Sector’s Restart Underway

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) have welcomed the steady lifting and easing of the travel restrictions introduced in response to the Covid-19 pandemic.

UNWTO Invites EU Tourism Ministers to Work Together, Make Sector Pillar of Peace

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) promoted the tourism sector as a pillar of peace and recovery during an informal meeting of EU Tourism Ministers in Dijon, France.

Greece Announces Relief Measures to Tackle Energy Crisis

The Greek government has announced a set of relief measures including a fuel rebate and an electricity bill subsidy for some 1.4 million qualifying households.

Greek Hoteliers Say Air Tickets Likely to Rise Due to Ukraine War

Greek hoteliers are waiting to see how Russia’s war on Ukraine will evolve and the inevitable repercussions it will have, including higher costs, on tourism.

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.

Greeks Join Ukraine Airbnb Support Initiative

The Greek Property Managers Association (PASIDA) has joined a global Airbnb initiative to support people impacted by the Russian invasion through symbolic bookings made for properties in Ukraine.

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.

UNWTO to Hold Emergency General Assembly on Russian Membership

The Executive Council of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) will hold an extraordinary general assembly to address the suspension of the Russian Federation’s membership.

Greece Welcomes Displaced Ukrainians, Launches Special Info Website

The Greek Ministry of Migration and Asylum has launched a website with useful information for Ukrainians fleeing the war and seeking refuge in Greece.

Greece Simplifies Entry, Abolishes PLF for Ukrainian Citizens

Ukrainian citizens entering Greece on flights from abroad are not obliged to fill out the Passenger Locator Form (PLF) before their trip.

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.
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