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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.

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.

War in Ukraine May Impact Americans’ Vacation Plans to Europe, Says Survey

The war in Ukraine and its consequences concern the majority of US travelers and may impact their vacation plans to Europe, according to a survey by MMGY Travel Intelligence.

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.

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.

World Tourism Organization to Consider Suspending Russia’s UNWTO Membership

The UNWTO Executive Council will hold an emergency session on March 8 to discuss the request of several member countries for the suspension of Russia from UNWTO membership.

Russia Closes Airspace to Flights from 36 Countries

Russia has introduced a restriction on the operation of flights by carriers from 36 countries.

Greece is 3rd Most Desirable European Destination for Travel in 2022, Says Accor

Greece is the third most desirable European destination for travel in 2022 for people from the UK, The Netherlands, Germany, Poland and Russia, says a study by Accor.

Long-haul Travellers Still Cautious About Planning Trips to Europe, ETC Says

As the EU looks set to open its borders, it is imperative that clear messages are communicated to international travellers wishing to visit Europe, says the ETC.

Greece Lifts Mandatory Quarantine for Covid-free Travelers from 7 Countries

Greece has lifted its quarantine requirement for travelers from 7 countries provided they have been vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19.

Nine in Ten Travelers Say ‘Yes’ to Digital Health Passports, Poll Shows

Over nine in 10 travelers feel comfortable to use a digital health passport for future trips, according to a survey published by travel technology company Amadeus.

Greece Receives ‘Bright Exhibiting’ Award at Russia’s MITT 2021 Expo

Greece received the “Bright Exhibiting” award at the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition – MITT 2021 in Russia.

Telework Gaining Ground Among Employees in the Coronavirus Era

The majority of employees working from home in the Covid-19 era want to be able to choose between remote work and the office once restrictions ease, a survey reveals.

Greece May Restrict Entry of Flights from Specific Countries After July 1

Greece, after July 1 when it officially opens to tourists, may keep its skies off limits to flights from a number of countries that have increased cases of Covid-19.

Mouzenidis Says ‘Thank You’ to Russian, Ukranian Doctors with Free Greek Holidays

Mouzenidis Group will offer Russian and Ukrainian doctors, currently battling the Covid-19 pandemic, free holidays to Greece.

Epirus Fascinates Travel Bloggers Greece Network

Travel Bloggers Greece (TBG) recently traveled to Epirus to celebrate its fifth year of promoting Greece as a year round tourism destination.

Booking.com: Greece in Top 10 for Offering Exceptional Guest Experiences

Greece is among the 10 countries honored for offering exceptional hospitality experiences to its visitors, according to Booking.com’s 2020 Traveller Review Awards list.

Attica’s ‘City Break’ Side Promoted to Russian Tour Operators

Attica’s tourism offerings and city break options were introduced to leading Russian tour operators in Moscow and St Petersburg.