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Avis Supports Greece’s Fight Against Covid-19

Car rental company Avis will offer 250 vehicles to support the operation of the newly established mobile health units of Greece's National Public Health Organization (EODY).

Mykonos to Welcome First Vegan Hotel in Greece

Greece's first vegan hotel, the Koukoumi Boutique Hotel, is expected to open its doors on Mykonos and offer guests a number of unique experiences.

Canaves Oia Luxury Resorts: A Message from the Managing Director

Canaves Oia Luxury Resorts Managing Director Markos Chaidemenos urges Santorini's future guests to stay safe as "brighter days are about to come".

Greek PM Sets Target to Save 2020 Tourism Amid Covid-19 Crisis

The next day in tourism, after the coronavirus pandemic subsides, is high on the agenda of Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greek Chamber Proposes Vacation Coupon Plan to Stimulate Domestic Tourism

The Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry has proposed the launch of a holiday discount program for Greeks to stimulate domestic tourism after the Covid-19 crisis.

Greek Consumer Groups: Travel Vouchers Should be Optional

Consumer groups in Greece are calling for the implementation of EU regulations that foresee full refunds for travel plans that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

GNTO and Greek Small Islands Network Discuss Covid-19 Crisis Action Plan

The main challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic on Greece’s small islands were discussed between GNTO President Angela Gerekou and members of the Hellenic Small Islands Network.

Stavros Niarchos Foundation Pours $100m into Covid-19 Global Relief Effort

The Athens-based Stavros Niarchos Foundation (SNF) will contribute with $100 million to global relief efforts aimed at addressing the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic.

NJV Athens Plaza: Menu for Easter at Home

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel has prepared a unique Greek Orthodox Easter menu, with traditional recipes, for people to enjoy at home.

Greek Film Archive Presents Rare Movies Online

The Greek Film Archive this month is holding a number of online screenings from a selection of rare feature films.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Businesses to Offer 18-month Vouchers Instead of Refunds

A provision is expected to soon pass in Greek Parliament that will allow tourism enterprises to issue 18-month vouchers to customers, instead of paying cash refunds, in efforts to mitigate the effects of Covid-19 cancellations.

EIU: World Economy to Shrink by 2.5% in 2020 due to Covid-19

The world’s economy is expected to shrink by 2.5 percent in 2020, hit by the coronavirus pandemic, the Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU) estimates.

IATA Chief: Quick Coordinated Action Key to Airlines’ Recovery

IATA CEO Alexandre de Juniac has underlined the challenges for the “next day” after the coronavirus, which includes adapting the airline industry to post-Covid-19 realities.

Athens’ Stanley Hotel Sets Example, Steps in as Shelter Under Greek Covid-19 Plan

The Stanley Hotel in Athens was temporarily being used by the Greek Civil Protection Ministry for incoming travelers to Greece to stay there for a period of 14 days for quarantine reasons.

Covid-19: Lufthansa Group Decides on First Restructuring Package

The Lufthansa Group has decided on extensive measures to reduce the capacity of flight operations long term, as a result of the Covid-19 crisis.

Etihad to Test Airport Technology that Identifies Travellers with Medical Conditions

Etihad Airways will test new technology that allows self-service devices at airports to identify travelers with potential medical conditions.

Metaxa Hospitality Group: Message from the CEO

"Safeguarding human life is the number one priority. We stay at home," Metaxa Hospitality Group CEO Andreas Metaxas says in a message to partners and friends, referring to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19: Commission, EIF Announce €8bn in Urgent Relief for Hard-hit SMEs

The European Commission and the European Investment Fund (EIF) have unlocked 8 billion euros in funding, aiming to facilitate cash flows for 100,000 SMEs hit by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Deutsche Bank Suggests Travel with ‘Health Certificate’ Could Help Tourism

Deutsche Bank has suggested actions that tourist destinations could take, after the COVID-19 pandemic subsides, to ensure a balance between health risks, economic damage control and travel.

Greece Allows Cruise Ship Short-term Berthing at Ports

The Greek government has agreed to allow cruise ships to carry out short-term berthing at ports in Greece under strict safety rules.