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McKinsey Report: Covid-19 Lockdown to Take Toll on EU Jobs, Salaries

The coronavirus pandemic, that has led to lockdowns Europe-wide, is now posing a serious risk to private sector employment, according to a McKinsey report.

Covid-19: EU Chief Says Summer Holidays Still Possible with ‘Smart Solutions’

Post-coronavirus travel will be possible as long as hygiene measures and social distancing are strictly adhered, says European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen.

Covid-19: Marriott Looks to Take Hotel Cleanliness Standards to Next Level

Marriott International has launched a Global Cleanliness Council to tackle the realities of the Covid-19 pandemic at the hotel level and further advance the company’s efforts in this area. 

Athens’ Flisvos Marina Takes Action Against Covid-19

The Flisvos Marina, located near the center of Athens, has taken action to support health professionals managing the Covid-19 situation and help cover the needs of vulnerable groups.

Cronwell Hotels Offers Free Holidays to Greek Healthcare Professionals

Cronwell Hotels & Resorts will offer Greek healthcare professionals free stay at its three resorts in Greece, once the Covid-19 crisis subsides.

Qatar Airways Signs $850m Aircraft Financing Deal

Qatar Airways and Standard Chartered have signed a US$850 million financing deal for seven Boeing 787-9 aircraft.

OAED: Greece to Create Job Schemes for Covid-19 Affected Workers in Tourism

Greece’s Manpower Employment Organization will support seasonal workers in tourism who will not be hired this year due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greek Island Accommodation Facilities Face Hardest Covid-19 Test

Accommodation facilities in the South Aegean Region have suffered the largest blow due to the coronavirus outbreak, says the Hellenic Statistical Service.

Greek Travel Receipts for February on the Rise Before Covid-19

In February, nearly one month before the coronavirus spread to Europe, travel receipts in Greece marked a 21.1% year-on-year increase.

Airlines Now Calling for Mandatory Mask-wearing on Flights, at Airports

Airline companies may soon be implementing mandatory mask-wearing on flights as a response to the coronavirus pandemic.

Accor: New Label to Certify Health Standards for Hotels after Covid-19

Accor and Bureau Veritas have developed a label designed to certify that safety standards and cleaning protocols have been achieved to allow accommodation and catering businesses to reopen.

Etihad Airways Outlines Re-start Plans

Etihad plans to operate a reduced network of scheduled passenger services from May 1 to June 30, with the aim of gradually returning to a fuller schedule as and when the global situation improves.

Sky Express Says Thank You to ICU Personnel with Free Tickets

Sky Express is sending its warmest “thank you” to the medical personnel of Greece's Intensive Care Units by offering free tickets to 34 domestic destinations.

#EUvsVirus Hackathon Seeks Solutions to Tackle Covid-19

The European Commission has launched the #EUvsVirus Hackathon aiming to connect innovators, partners and buyers that are seeking for innovative solutions to help tackle the coronavirus.

Γνώμες – Σωτήρης Βαρελάς: «Μαθήματα από το overtourism στο no tourism»

"Τους τελευταίους μήνες, από το overtourism μεταφερθήκαμε στο no tourism, συνειδητοποιώντας πόσο σημαντικός είναι ο τουρισμός άλλα και πόσο ευαίσθητος είναι στις κρίσεις," αναφέρει ο Σωτήρης Βαρελάς, συν-ιδρυτής του...

Greece Seeks to Re-launch Golden Visa Program

The Greek government is examining the re-launch of its golden visa program that was suspended due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

Sojern: Covid-19 Brings Last-minute Bookings Back into the Picture

Greece and Switzerland appear to be on people’s minds despite the lockdowns due to the Covid-19 pandemic, according to the latest data by travel solutions provider Sojern.

UNWTO Calls on Govts to Bolster Tourism with Stronger Actions

The UNWTO has called for governments to “go beyond words” and take action to safeguard the millions of tourism jobs under threat due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

#TogetherInTravel: WTTC Launches Campaign to Inspire Global Tourism Community

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched a new marketing campaign, named #TogetherInTravel, aiming to stimulate the global tourism community.

Municipality Invites Travelers to Visit #PiraeusfromHome

The Municipality of Piraeus has launched the #PiraeusfromHome campaign to promote the port city's unique features and locations.