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Commission Issues Advice on EU Non-essential Travel Ban

The Commission has issued additional guidance to ensure that a temporary restriction on non-essential travel to the EU is being implemented equally by all member states.

Greek PM Encourages Gov’t Officials to Offer Half of Salary for Covid-19 Cause

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has called on government officials to offer half of their salaries over the next two months to help address the impact of the coronavirus pandemic.

Study: 50% of Greeks Believe they will be Infected by Covid-19

Half of all Greeks believe they will at some point contract the Covid-19 virus with a large percentage calling for stricter measures, according to a study by Interview.

Chios Tourism Body Calls for Gov’t Actions to Restore Tourist Activity

The Chios Tourism Organization is calling for measures to restore the island’s reputation after being impacted by the refugee crisis and now by the coronavirus outbreak.

Skiathos Palace Cup Postponed Due to COVID-19

The Skiathos Palace Cup, a sailboat match racing event that was scheduled to take place in May on Skiathos, has been postponed due to the coronavirus outbreak.

Singapore Airlines to Issue S$5.3Billion in New Equity

Singapore Airlines will offer all shareholders S$5.3 billion in new equity and up to a further S$9.7 billion through 10-year Mandatory Convertible Bonds.

Demand for Travel Stronger After Covid-19, Says Study

Despite the coronavirus crisis, the interest for travel appears strong for January 2021, according to a study by travel marketing solutions provider Sojern.

Greece Mulls Measures to Reboot Tourism After Covid-19

Greek authorities are examining a series of measures in efforts to give the tourism sector a boost after the coronavirus pandemic subsides.

Covid-19: Short-term Rental Operators in Greece Seeking Support

The Greek Property Managers Association is requesting for the government to include Airbnb-style rental operators in a support scheme for businesses impacted by the Covid-19 crisis.

Greek Tourist Guides Call for Inclusion in Covid-1 Aid Scheme

The Greek Tourist Guide Federation is calling on the government to include professional guides in its financial support program aimed at mitigating the repercussions of the coronavirus crisis.

Covid-19: Authorities Ban Access to Thessaloniki Waterfront Area

Access to Thessaloniki's waterfront has been banned, after hundreds of residents continued to defy the social distancing measures imposed due to COVID-19.

Tokyo 2020 Olympics Get New Start Date: July 23, 2021

The International Olympic Committee has announced that the 2020 Tokyo Olympic Games have been rescheduled to take place between July 23 - August 8, 2021.

SEGAS Moves Athens Half Marathon 2020 to September

The Athens Half Marathon 2020 event has been rescheduled to take place on Sunday, September 20, in the Greek capital.

Reload Hotel Sales Management Responds to Covid-19 Crisis

Reload Hotel Sales Management has launched new services to assist its partners during the COVID-19 crisis.

Covid-19: Greece Boosts Support Actions for Businesses and Workers

Greece has announced support measures for 800,000 businesses and 1.7 million private-sector employees, affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Covid-19 Lockdown Keeps Greeks at Home for Easter

Greeks will not be taking their Easter holidays in the countryside as is common practice in view of strict measures to contain the spread of the coronavirus.

AmCham Study Reveals Covid-19 Impact on Greek Businesses

Travel disruptions, insecurity and the inability to make business decisions, are the main problems Greek businesses are facing due to Covid-19, the American-Hellenic Chamber of Commerce (AmCham) says.

‘Stay Safe!’ – Lipsi Mayor Sends Video Message of Support to Italy

The Municipality of Lipsi has sent a message of solidarity to Italy, a country that is severely affected by the coronavirus pandemic, through a video posted on social media.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Hopes to Open on May 20

Halkidiki's Porto Carras Grand Resort expects to begin operations on May 20, considering that there are not new Covid-19 restrictions for the operation of resorts in Greece.

Fraport Greece, Copelouzos Group Join Battle Against Covid-19

Fraport Greece and the Copelouzos Group are participating in Greece's efforts to contain the Covid-19 pandemic by donating 500,000 face masks to the country's healthcare system.