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US Now Open to Travelers from 33 Countries with Proof of Vaccination

The US government lifted a travel ban this week allowing tourists to enter the country with proof of vaccination and a negative PCR test.

Enhancing the Athens Tourism Experience a Ministry Priority

Ways of enhancing the Athens tourism experience were discussed during a recent meeting between Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias, municipal authorities and trade associations.

Euromonitor Expects Europe Tourism Recovery to be ‘Slow’ and ‘Painful’

Tourism recovery in Europe in the aftermath of Covid-19 is expected to be long and tedious, according to a Euromonitor report presented at WTM London.

BoG Forecasts 5% Growth for Greece in 2022 Driven by Tourism

The Greek economy can grow at a rate of 5% in 2022 if the tourism sector continues its strong performance, according to Bank of Greece Governor Yannis Stournaras.

Greece’s 2021 Tourism Revenues Reaching €12bn

Greece’s travel receipts for 2021 are already above initial projections of 5-6 billion euros and are expected to reach 12 billion euros.

Greece Beats 2021 Target, Recoups 50% of 2019 Tourism Revenues

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to promote off-season travel and new destinations in Greece after the sector managed to achieve its goal for 2021.

Rhodes to Get the ‘Marina it Deserves’, Says Greek PM

Rhodes will soon get the marina “it deserves” and become a hub for high standard tourism in the wider Eastern Mediterranean, announced Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Greece Sees Poland Evolving into Major Tourism Market

Demand for Greece is growing among travelers from Poland, which is evolving into a major source market, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Covid-19: Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Extension of Quarantine Hotel Operations

The Greek Tourism Ministry is proposing for the extension of leases that allow hotels to provide accommodation for travelers that test positive for Covid-19.

Report: Athens Leads Greek Property Market Momentum

The Greek property market is showing signs of recovery with Athens leading the way, according to a report by the Urban Land Institute (ULI) and PWC.

Minister Kikilias Tells Sky News Greece’s Tourism to Recover Fully in 2022

Greece’s tourism sector is aiming to fully recover significant losses incurred by Covid-19 in 2022, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias tells Sky News.

South Aegean Islands Break 2019 Visitor Record in October

The South Aegean islands in October broke all records to date, surpassing 2019 visitor numbers and exceeding all expectations.

Recovery Funding Programs for Greek Tourism SMEs to Open in December

Small and medium-sized tourism enterprises in Greece will be able to tap into 1.6 billion euros in recovery funding as of next month.

Greece, UNWTO Discuss Sustainable Tourism at WTM London Expo

Adopting sustainable practices in tourism topped a meeting agenda between Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili at WTM London 2021.

Covid-19: Unvaccinated Greeks Must Have Negative Test to Enter Banks, Restaurants

Unvaccinated Greeks will no longer be allowed into banks, public services, restaurants, cafes and bars unless they present a negative PCR or rapid test result.

WTM: UNWTO Chief Says Climate Change Bigger Threat Than Covid

“The climate emergency is a bigger threat than Covid,” warned UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Pololikashvili during the UNWTO, WTTC & WTM Ministers’ Summit in London.

WTM: Greece a Favorite Holiday Hotspot for Brits in 2022 

Greece is a favorite destination for British holidaymakers planning to travel in 2022, with the Mediterranean at the top of their wish lists, says the WTM Industry Report 2021.

Europe’s Tourism Sector Moved Closer to Recovery this Summer

Tourism in Europe took steady steps towards recovery this summer, with Greece leading the way, according to a report released by Oxford Economics.

WTM: Jet2 Agrees to Add 600,000 Airline Seats to Greece in 2022

Jet2 agreed to boost the number of airline seats to Greece by 600,000 in 2022, Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced from the WTM London exhibition.

Greece Coastal Shipping Faced with Challenges Despite Tourism Growth

Increasing tourism flows to Greece this year helped boost coastal shipping activities, but much more needs to be done, says SEEN President Michael Sakellis.