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Amadeus Reveals 5 Key Trends to Drive Travel Recovery in Post-Covid-19 Era

Travel technology provider Amadeus has revealed five emerging trends expected to drive travel recovery in the post-Covid-19 era.

CLIA Announces MSC Cruises’ Pierfrancesco Vago as its New Global Chairman

The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) has appointed Pierfrancesco Vago, Executive Chairman of MSC Cruises, as its new Global Chairman.

Athens Municipality to Support Businesses Active in Culture with €7.7 Million

The Municipality of Athens will allocate 7.7 million euros to support businesses active in culture - including museums and theaters - that have been affected by the Covid-19 pandemic.

EU Leaders Fail to Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

The EU has not reached a decision on a unified approach to movement of individuals in the Covid-19 era, which would help restart the economy and facilitate travel.

EU Proposes ‘Dark Red’ Covid Zones, Stricter Travel Controls

EU leaders are proposing the designation as “dark red” of Covid-19 hot spots from which travel would be discouraged.

ETC: 52% of Europeans Plan to Travel in Next Six Months

The European Travel Commission's (ETC) latest report reveals that 52 percent of Europeans plan to travel in the next six months.

WTTC: UK Quarantine Rule a ‘Crushing Blow’ to Travel and Tourism

The WTTC warns that the UK's latest emergency border measures, taken to prevent the spread of new Covid-19 variants, could be a "crushing blow" to travel.

France Announces Negative Covid-19 Test Requirement for EU Travelers

Passengers arriving from EU destinations to France will be required to present a negative PCR test conducted up to 72 hours prior to departure.

American Airlines Announces Athens-New York Route for Summer 2021

American Airlines as of June 3, will launch a new service connecting Athens with New York, JFK, for the 2021 summer season.

Greek PM Explains: Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate ‘Not a Travel Passport’

Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis explains that his proposed EU-wide Covid-19 vaccination certificate is not a "travel passport" and will not stand in the way of free movement.

Greece Seeking Ways to Support F&B Services Providers

Greek restauranteurs are calling on the government to provide support in order for businesses to remain above water until they are allowed to re-open.

‘The Mirror’ Adds Greek Islands to Travel Bucket List for 2021

The Greek islands are among the destinations included on the 2021 travel bucket list of British national daily The Mirror.

ACI World and Amadeus Announce Long-term Partnership

ACI World and Amadeus have announced a new enhanced long-term partnership to deliver ACI’s ASQ awards and Customer Experience Accreditation program.

Greece Launches Digital Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate 

Individuals living in Greece who have been vaccinated against Covid-19 will soon be able to request a digital vaccination certificate to be used when needed.

Commission: All Non-essential Travel ‘Strongly Discouraged’

The European Commission is calling on member states to discourage non-essential travel until the Covid-19 epidemiological situation has considerably improved.

Tough Measures Continue in Greece Due to Covid-19 Variant

Greece plans to keep its lockdown measures in place in view of a Covid-19 variant which appears to be spreading at a fast pace.

Strefi Hill Revamp to Create an Oasis in Athens for Residents and Visitors

The Strefi hill, located near the center of Athens, is set to undergo a major revamp, as part of an ongoing drive for the overhaul of the Greek capital.

Underwater Excavation Off Kasos Uncovers Ancient Shipwrecks and Cargo

Shipwrecks of the Hellenistic, Classical and Roman periods were discovered during an excavation off the Greek island of Kasos in the Dodecanese.

Greece Proposes Three Steps to Restart Tourism

Covid-19 vaccination, rapid testing and exchange of data are the three keys to restarting tourism, Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis said during a UNWTO meeting in Madrid.

Greece’s Regional Airports See 2020 Traffic Plunge by 71%

Covid-19 drove passenger traffic through Greece’s 14 regional airports down by 71.4 percent in 2020 against 2019, according to managing company Fraport Greece.