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CLIA – Greek Gov’t Discuss Cruise Sector Priorities for 2022

CLIA Europe executives discussed the 2022 cruise season with Greek government officials and focused on issues of safe travel, port operations and responsible tourism.

Ioannina Sets New Tourism Priorities on Back of Strong Winter Bookings

With hotel occupancy levels in Ioannina at 70% in November, local authorities have plans to further establish the city as a strong Greek tourist destination.

Covid-19: EU Proposes Prioritising Vaccinated Travellers in Updated Rules

The Commission has proposed a revision to non-essential travel rules, giving priority to vaccinated travelers and advising them to get Covid-19 booster shots.

Greece Aiming for March 2022 Cruise Travel Start

Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) - Europe and the Greek Tourism Ministry are aiming to kickstart cruise travel to Greece in March 2022.

Greece to Keep Market Going at All Costs Despite Covid-19

Greek officials are reiterating that there will be no national lockdown orders despite the surge in Covid-19 cases over the last month.

ECDC Advises Adults to Consider Third Dose of Covid-19 Vaccine

The European Center for Disease Prevention and Control (ECDC) is advising adults and mainly those over 40 to consider getting a third dose of a Covid-19 vaccine.

Athens Kicks Off Holiday Season with Christmas Tree Lighting

The Municipality of Athens lit up an impressive 19-meter tall Christmas tree at the city’s central Syntagma Square, marking the start of the holiday season in the Greek capital.

Budget 2022: Tourism to Help Greece Meet Growth Goals 

Greece has set its growth target for 2022 to 4.5 percent driven by a faster recovery this year as a result of strong tourist flows.

South Aegean Islands Winners in Greece’s Race for Tourism Recovery

The South Aegean islands, which include Rhodes, Mykonos and Santorini, broke all records this year attracting over 3 million visitors.

Covid-19: Greece Still in CDC’s ‘Very High’ Travel Risk Category

The US Centers for Disease Control (CDC) has kept Greece in its Covid-19 “Very High” travel risk category and added Germany and Austria.

Arrivals in Greece Jump by 69% in January-October

Airports across Greece reported a 69% increase in traffic flows between January and October 2021 compared to the same 10-month period in 2020.

EU to Consider Booster Shot, Extending Covid Pass Use

EU authorities are examining the possibility of extending the EU Digital COVID Certificate, which grants fully vaccinated travelers access to member states.

Greece Participates in Transition Pathway for ‘Greener’ Tourism

Greece took part in a meeting of EU tourism ministers to discuss the creation of a "Transition Pathways” pact for the green transformation of Europe’s tourism industry.

Greek Minister: Tourism and Wellbeing Go Hand in Hand

‘Tourism and health are directly linked,’ Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias said in an interview, stressing the importance of covering lost ground and achieving tourism success in 2022.

Greece – Turkey Hoteliers Arrange Istanbul Meet for Spring

Hoteliers from Greece and Turkey will be meeting in Istanbul in April 2022 to discuss cooperation and ways to address the challenges created by the Covid-19 pandemic.

Greece and Turkey Agree to Cooperate in Tourism

Greece and neighbor Turkey agreed to cooperate on issues of tourism and signed a Memorandum of Cooperation in Izmir.

PM: Greece Will Not Follow Austria Lockdown Action

Greece will not follow the example of Austria and order the unvaccinated to go into lockdown, PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis told the Good Morning Britain show.

Greece Counting on Winter Tourism to Conclude Positive Year 

Greece is counting on seeing more tourists in winter as part of a long-term strategy to extend its tourism season past the summer months.

EU Raises 2021 Growth Forecast for Greece to 7.1%

The European Commission has revised its outlook for growth in Greece to 7.1 percent from its previous estimate of 4.1 percent.

Covid-19: Greece Aims to Simplify Booster Shots for Those Vaccinated Abroad

The Greek government will revise a bill to simplify procedures for people who have been vaccinated abroad but wish to get the Covid-19 booster shot in Greece.