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Greek Tourism Sector Facing Staff Shortages Ahead of Season

Greek hospitality professionals are expressing concern as Greece’s tourism season is beginning and more than 50,000 jobs are said to be still open.

Minister: Easter Occupancy Levels in Greece are Positive Sign for Tourism Recovery

Occupancy levels for the Greek Easter holiday reflect a positive rate of recovery for the tourism sector and demonstrate a keen interest in traveling to Greece, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Cruise Travel Gave Greek Tourism a Boost in 2021

The cruise industry helped boost tourism to Greece in 2021 and is set to contribute to the country’s dynamic comeback this year, according to Bank of Greece (BoG) final data.

Greece Shipping Ministry Revises Regulation for Yachting Operations

A new regulatory framework covering yachting operations in Greece has been approved in parliament, paving the way for the sector’s development, the Greek Shipping Ministry announced.

Outbound Traffic Peaks in Greece for Easter

Greeks this year will be celebrating Orthodox Easter with full services on April 24 after two years of restrictions due to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece Enters ‘Living With Covid’ Phase as Cases Drop

Greece is entering a new phase of the Covid-19 pandemic as the number of coronavirus cases and hospitalizations are dropping, according to Health Minister Thanos Plevris.

Kos Island Awarded ‘Bike Friendly’ Seal

The Dodecanese island of Kos has received “Bike Friendly” certification, making it one more Greek destination to integrate cycling activities into its tourism offerings.

Stronger Tourism to Athens Top Ministry Priority

The increasing number of new direct flights to Greece and the launch of homeporting operations by major cruise companies are expected to boost tourism activity in Athens.

TUI France and AEGEAN Team Up to Make Greece Star Destination for Summer

Partners TUI France and AEGEAN Airlines are aiming to bring more French travelers to Greece this summer in view of high demand.

Crete’s New Chania Archaeological Museum Opens to the Public

The new Chania Archaeological Museum on the Greek island of Crete recently opened its doors featuring more than 3,500 artefacts, 1,000 of which for the first time.

Historic ‘Hotel Leros’ to be Revamped into Cultural Venue

The historic ‘Hotel Leros’ on the Greek island of Leros will be redeveloped into a multi-purpose cultural space after being approved for funding.

Thessaloniki Ready to ‘Connect’ with European Tourism Markets in May

The CΟΝΝΕCT Tourism & Travel Event 2022, organized to promote Thessaloniki and the wider region to the international MICE market, will take place in May.

Upward Trend for Easter, Summer Bookings in Greece

Tourism to Greece is showing positive signs of post-Covid recovery with bookings for Easter and the summer on the rise, according to Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece and India One Step Closer to Stronger Tourism Ties

Greece and India have signed a protocol of cooperation to further strengthen relations in trade, investment and tourism.

BoG: Greece Tourism Gained Momentum in 2021 – Final Data

Greece’s tourism sector managed to cover lost ground and regain momentum in 2021 achieving a 143.2% rise in travel receipts for the year over 2020, the Bank of Greece (BoG) reports.

Regional Airport Operator Fraport Greece Marks Five Years of Action

Fraport Greece, the company managing 14 Greek regional airports, recently marked a five-year milestone with its 440-million-euro investment program moving full-speed ahead for upgrade works across its network of operations.

Athens Marks Easter with 1st Sacred Music Festival 

Athens welcomes Holy Week and Easter with the launch of the 1st Sacred Music Festival featuring dozens of events at museums, archaeological sites, churches, and squares.

ITB Berlin: Germans Picking Greece this Summer 

Greece is among the most popular destinations on the travel ‘wish lists’ of German holidaymakers, according to data by Statista, released by ITB Berlin.

Greece to Celebrate Easter with Covid Measures in Place

Greeks are preparing to celebrate Easter with Covid-19 measures, weeks before vaccination certificates and masks are dropped for the summer tourism period.

Greece Eagerly Awaits Travelers from Australia

Greece is eagerly awaiting tourists and diaspora Greeks from Australia this year after the Australian government lifted Covid-19 travel restrictions.