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Op-Ed: What is the Impact of Covid-19 on Educational Institutions?

"Digitalization has become a necessity with the Covid-19 crisis being a catalyzer of the digital transformation in the education world," says Sommet Education CIO Eric Wyttynck.

Greece Wants Travelers to Feel Safe and Secure After Covid-19

Making travelers to Greece feel safe and secure is of vital importance, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during an interview on BBC Radio.

Greece’s Archaeological Sites Set to Reopen on May 18

Greece’s archaeological sites, closed for two months as part of Covid-19 containment measures, are scheduled to reopen to the public on May 18.

Greece to Soon Announce post-Covid-19 Health Protocols, Tourism Minister Tells Bloomberg

Greece will soon announce health regulations for hotels to follow in the aftermath of the Covid-19 crisis, the Greek tourism minister, Harry Theoharis, told Bloomberg.

Greece Sets Face Mask Rule to Contain Covid-19 Spread

Greek health authorities are urging the country’s residents to wear a mask at all times, particularly in public spaces, in efforts to keep the spread of Covid-19 in check.

ECTAA: Concrete Actions Only Way for Tourism Value Chain to Continue

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is asking for concrete actions so that the tourism value chain can continue to operate after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

Lufthansa Extends Repatriation Flight Schedule, Adds Athens-Frankfurt Route

Lufthansa has announced the extension of its repatriation flight schedule until May 31 and the addition of a new Athens-Frankfurt route to its program.

Kos: Hippocrates’ Home Honors Frontline Health Professionals – Video

The island of Kos, the birthplace of Hippocrates, the Father of Medicine, has dedicated a short video to Greece’s frontline health professionals that are managing the Covid-19 health crisis.

Piraeus Sailing Club Raises Funds for Greece’s Battle Against Covid-19

A virtual sailing championship event, organized by the Piraeus Sailing Club, managed to raise 8,000 euros to support Greece’s fight against Covid-19.

Greece: Social Distancing to Save Post-Covid-19 Summer Holidays

Summer holidays after the Covid-19 pandemic can be possible as long as vacationers keep safe distances and follow basic hygiene rules, says health expert Nikolaos Sipsas.

Study: Global Flight Searches for Greece, Switzerland Show Uptick

Greece and Switzerland are showing an uptick in intra-European travel intent, as countries in Europe begin to gradually ease Covid-19 restrictions, according to a study by Sojern.

Covid-19: Coordinated EU Air Transport Plan is Essential, Says Greek Minister

Coordinated EU actions for the restart of air transport, including a unified border decision, are essential for tourism's recovery, says Greek Alternate Foreign Minister Militiadis Varvitsiotis.

IATA Calls for Urgent Action for Civil Aviation to Operate Safely Between States

IATA has called on regulators to take urgent action to help civil aviation operate seamlessly and safely between states during the Covid-19 pandemic.

Skopelos Prepares for its Tourism Promotion after Covid-19

The Greek island of Skopelos has unveiled a new logo and brochure to promote a fresh concept of the island's tourism product.

Hilton Elevates Hygiene Practices from Check-in to Check-out

Hilton has launched its new "CleanStay" program that aims to deliver an industry-defining standard of cleanliness in all the Hilton properties around the world.

Airbnb Announces New Cleaning Protocol for Short-term Rentals

Airbnb has launched its Enhanced Cleaning Initiative, which includes the first overarching standardized protocol for cleaning and sanitization in the home-sharing industry.

Coronavirus: Emirates Ramps Up Ticket Refund Capability

Emirates has ramped up its capability to process refunds, reaffirming its commitment to customers and travel trade partners impacted by disruptions due to Covid-19.

Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel: A Message to Friends and Partners in Greek Hospitality

The Micra Anglia Boutique Hotel & Spa on Andros has updated its protocols and practices to ensure the safety of its guests and staff, in order be completely ready once hotels reopen in Greece.

Survey: 47% of Greeks Will Go on Holiday in Summer 2020

Almost half of the Greeks will go on holiday this summer after the Covid-19 travel restrictions are lifted, an online survey conducted by the University Macedonia reveals.

Reviving Air Travel Key to Greek Tourism Restart

Key to getting Greek tourism back in motion is resolving the issue of air transport, Government Spokesman Stelios Petsas said.