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EU to Make it Difficult, More Expensive for Russians to Get Travel Visas

The Commission has proposed to fully suspend the EU-Russia visa facilitation agreement and make it more difficult for Russians to get a visa to enter the EU.

Greece and Qatar Discuss Cooperation in Tourism, Energy, Infrastructure

Cooperation in tourism, infrastructure and energy topped the agenda of talks between Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis and the Emir of Qatar, Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad Al Thani.

Minister Kikilias: Next Strategic Steps for Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is ready for the next phase of its strategy which will focus on attracting investments that will bring added value to the industry.

Greece’s Solid Tourism Dynamic Attracting Investments

Eight in 10 investments made in Greece now concern tourism, either hotels or infrastructure, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece Aiming for €20bn in Tourism Revenues this Year

Greece’s tourism industry is closer to recovering fully with a growing number of international arrivals set to generate an estimated 20 billion euros by the end of 2022.

Greece’s Regional Airports See Arrival Figures Soar in July

Greek summer is stronger than ever with the country’s 14 regional airports marking an 11.1% increase in passenger traffic over July 2019.

Inflation Keeps Hotel Prices Down in Most of Europe But Not in Greece

Hit by inflation, hotel prices in Europe this year have dropped below 2019 levels with the exception of Greece, according to data by tourism intelligence provider Mabrian.

Greece Ready to Welcome 1 Million Tourists a Week

Greece is set to welcome 1 million travelers a week, up from 900,000 per week in July, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Ancient Olympia: Ministry Aims to Build Stronger Link Between Culture and Tourism

Strengthening the link between culture and tourism will bring added value to local communities and in turn boost the national economy, says Greek Culture Minister Lina Mendoni.

Greek Airports Break Record in June and Welcome Over 3.4 Million Travelers

Greek airports welcomed a total of 3.4 million arrivals in June breaking the record for the month.

Global Tourism Recoups 46% of Pre-Covid Levels in First 5 Months

Global tourism managed in the first five months of the year to recover almost 50% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels with Europe leading the way.

Greece Wants US Seasonal Flights to Run Until End of Year

As part of efforts to extend Greece’s tourism season beyond the traditional summer months, the Tourism Ministry is hoping to keep inbound flights from the US coming until the end of the year.

Greek Tourism Ministry to Utilize RRF Funds to Fullest

Greece is aiming to utilize to the fullest a total of 320 million euros in recovery funding for tourism to upgrade infrastructure and meet the demands of investments.

EU Proposes for Airport Slot Rule to be More Flexible for Airlines

The European Commission has proposed to make the airport slot regime more flexible for airlines in order to respond to unexpected developments in the near future.

US Tourists to Greece Up by 50% in June

Arrivals to Greece from the US, increased by 50 percent in June compared to record year 2019, reflecting a positive upward trend.

Minister: Tourism Driving Greece Growth Beyond Eurozone Average

Tourism is Greece’s “strong card”, set to generate revenues in 2022 that will boost the economy despite the challenges, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Study: Limited Impact of Russia-Ukraine War on Greek Tourism

Greek tourism enterprises are not likely to be affected by the Russia-Ukraine war, with new markets already replacing tourists from the two countries, found a recent report.

Athens Airport on Track to Full Recovery

Air traffic through Athens Airport is approaching pre-Covid levels with Greece expecting tourists into December, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Island Ferry Tickets Increase Again Third Time This Year

For a third time this year, ferry tickets to the Greek islands increased by as much as 8 percent, starting July 1.

Greece Inches Closer to More Tourist Arrivals, Revenues

Greece is recovering Covid-19 related losses, fast approaching pre-pandemic 2019 levels in terms of arrivals and revenues, recent data shows.