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Lufthansa to Deploy 4 Airbus A350-900s to Frankfurt Hub

For the duration of the winter timetable, Lufthansa will be deploying four of the currently parked Airbus A350-900s to its hub in Frankfurt.

ITB Asia 2020 Virtual Attracted 35,000 Travel Professionals

The ITB Asia 2020 travel trade show this year welcomed over 35,000 tourism professionals to its first virtual event.

August Inbound Traveler Flows to Greece Sink Due to Covid-19

The number of inbound visitors to Greece in August 2020 was down by 73.3% year-on-year as a result of the Covid-19 measures.

CNT Places Athens Among Friendliest Cities in Europe

Condé Nast Traveller (CNT) has placed Athens among the 10 Friendliest Cities in Europe with the most smiling, welcoming people.

Commission Approves €450m Greek Covid-19 Support Scheme for Businesses

Tourism enterprises in Greece, impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic, will be able to tap into a 450-million-euro Greek funding program approved by the the European Commission.

GNTO Examines Opening Greek Tourism Bureau in Melbourne

In an attempt to reach out to the Australian market, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is examining the creation of bureau in Melbourne.

Electric Bus Test Run Taking Place in Athens Center

A new public electric bus has begun its first test run through the center of Athens and is in service for passengers.

‘Greece 2021’ Video for Anniversary of 1821 Revolution Goes Public

The “Greece 1821-2021” organizing committee has revealed a video dedicated to the 200th anniversary since the Greek War of Independence.

WTM Virtual to Hold On Demand Sessions

The WTM Virtual event will offer a series of pre-recorded On Demand Virtual Sessions so visitors can keep up-to-date with the latest trends in travel and tourism.

Greece’s Small Accommodation Facilities Face Liquidity Troubles

Occupancy levels at Greece’s small accommodation facilities this year stood at only 25 percent, due to the impact of Covid-19 on tourism.

Heathrow Airport Introduces Pre-flight Covid-19 Testing

London’s Heathrow Airport is now carrying out rapid one-hour Covid-19 tests before passengers board for travel.

Greece on High Alert After Covid-19 Cases Soar

Greek authorities are urging the use of mask and adherence to hygiene rules after new Covid-19 cases in the country reached a record of 667 on Tuesday.

Katerini Municipality Looks to Build Successful City Brand

The Municipality of Katerini in northern Greece is looking to create a new brand identity for the city that will attract travelers in the post-Covid-19 era.

GNTO Promotes Athens and Pelion to French Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently introduced French journalists to the tourism offerings of Athens and Mount Pelion.

Celestyal Cruises Offers Complimentary Travel Insurance

Celestyal Cruises will provide complimentary travel insurance for new, individual bookings made through to November 30, for sailings during March-June 2021.

ITB Asia Kicks Off 1st Virtual Event: Reinventing Travel in the New Normal

Spearheading recovery in the travel industry, the ITB Asia 2020 virtual event kicked off today with ITB Community, MICE Show Asia and Travel Tech Asia.

Greece Tables EU-wide Rapid Testing Proposal to Restart Travel

Greece is calling for the implementation of rapid testing for Covid-19 at all European airports in order to enable travel and ensure the safety of travelers.

Greece Still Attracting Travelers in October

The airports of Rhodes, Kos, Santorini and Mykonos so far have welcomed over 130,600 visitors in October.

Covid-19 Hits Younger Ages in Thessaloniki Creating Concerns

Thessaloniki authorities are alarmed over new Covid-19 cases increasing among younger age groups as well as a spike in the number of infections.

Report: Greece Among 10 Best-selling Honeymoon Destinations for 2021

Greece is on the list of the Top 10 Best-selling Honeymoon Destinations for 2021 that has been released by international travel specialist Kuoni.