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Travelers from Canada, Qatar, Saudi Arabia Should be Allowed to Enter the EU, Says Council

Canada, Qatar, and Saudi Arabia are among the countries for which the European Council recommends member states to lift restrictions for travel into the EU.

Saudi Arabia Bans Entry for Travelers from 20 Countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned entry to its territory for travelers from 20 countries, aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

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.

Saudia Airlines Relaunches Connection to Athens

Saudi flag carrier Saudia Airlines launched direct flights between Riyadh and Athens, resuming services to the Greek capital after a period of 11 years.

Saudi Tourism Sector Worth Over $70 billion in 2019

Saudi Arabia's travel and tourism sector is expected to contribute $70.9 billion in total to the country’s GDP in 2019, according to the WTTC.

Greece Reaches Out to Jordan Market with Tourism Workshop

Approximately 180 tourism professionals participated in over 510 B2B meetings during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop, held in Amman, Jordan.

UNWTO/ETC: The Gulf is a Growing Source Market for European Tourism

Tourists from the Gulf constitute a fast-growing market with the potential to make a significant contribution to European tourism, says a UNWTO and ETC report.

‘Greek Tourism Workshop’ Events in Arab, Asian Markets in 2019

Aiming to attract more high income travelers to Greece, the Greek Tourism Workshop will hold events in the Asian and Arab markets in 2019.

Flynas: New Direct Flights from Saudi Arabia to Athens

Low-cost carrier flynas will launch new direct flights from Saudi Arabia to European destinations, including Athens, for the summer season.

New Delhi Welcomes 1st Greek Tourism Workshop

Greece was promoted to some 140 tourism professionals in New Delhi, India, during the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop held recently.

‘Greek Tourism Workshop’ Events to Introduce Greece to Arab and Asian Markets in 2018

Greece in 2018 will be promoted to the high-spending markets of India, Kuwait, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Lebanon through B2B workshops.

IATA: Qatar Air Links Must be Restored

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) warned of major travel disruptions due to the ban of Qatari planes from the airspace of a number of countries.

Qatar Airways: Charter Flights on Oman Air to Carry Stranded Passengers from Saudi Arabia

Qatar Airways has arranged for three chartered flights on Oman Air to carry stranded passengers from Saudi Arabia to Muskat, Oman, on June 6.

Major Airlines Cut Travel Links with Qatar Amid Diplomatic Row

Several airlines, including Emirates and Etihad, have announced the suspension of all flights to and from Doha from Tuesday, June 6, until further notice.

Greece ‘Enticing’ Saudi Investors with 5-year Visa

Greece is extending the so-called golden visa to Arab nationals investing more than 250,000 euros in property. The investor visas offer five-year residency rights in return for real estate acquisitions or for strategic investments.

Athens-based Mideast Up for World Travel Award

Mideast Travel has been nominated for a third consecutive year as Greece’s Leading Destination Management Company for the World Travel Awards, which reward excellence across all sectors of the global travel and tourism industry.

First Greek Tourism Workshop in Riyadh Eyes Mideast Market

The 1st Greek Tourism Workshop to be held in Riyadh, on April 19, aims to tap into the vast potential of the Middle Eastern market, amid increasing interest by Arab travellers and expansion plans by Greek tour operators.

KEELPNO Gives Guidance For Preventing MERS Virus From Spreading In Greece

The Hellenic Center for Disease Control and Prevention (KEELPNO) has released guidance for preventing the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus (MERS-CoV) from spreading in Greece following a confirmed case in the country.

Greece Offers Saudis 5-year Residency For Investments Over 250,000 Euros

Greek Consul General in Jeddah Chronis Polychroniou has announced that Greece has issued a new law that allows investors from non-EU countries to obtain resident permits for five years, provided the investment is at least 250,000 euros.

Saudi Prince Alwaleed’s “Kingdom Holding” Interested In Investing In Greece

Saudi Arabia-based private investment firm Kingdom Holding Company intends to invest in Greece it was announced on 12 February.
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