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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.

INSETE: Over 13m Tourists Visited Greece So Far This Year

More than 13 million people visited Greece by air and road through to September generating until August 6.5 billion euros, according to data by INSETE.

Spotlight on Athens Marathon #iAMAuthentic this Weekend

Everything is ready for the 38th Athens Marathon. The Authentic, which kicks off for the first time this weekend after the outbreak of Covid-19.

Greek PM Rules Out Lockdown Despite Spiraling Covid-19 Cases

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis ruled out a new countrywide lockdown despite a surge in Covid-19 cases in the last few weeks.

SETE Chief: Positive Greek Tourism Performance a Plus but Liquidity Still a Problem

Greece may have exceeded tourism forecasts for 2021, but hotels are still up against limited liquidity, says SETE President Yiannis Retsos.

Greek Hoteliers Urge Health Protocols for Airbnb-style Rentals

Greece’s hoteliers are calling on the government to implement Covid-19 health and hygiene protocols for short-term rentals.

Digital Nomads Like Greece But More Needs to Be Done

All the more digital nomads are warming up to Greece but more needs to be done to establish the country as a remote working destination, according to experts in the field.

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.

GR-eco Islands: Greece Launches Green Energy Community Project from Chalki

Greece has launched its new national “GR-eco Islands” initiative aiming to kickstart the energy-saving transition of its islands, starting from Chalki.

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.