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Greek Destinations in Jet2’s 2021 Summer Holiday Packages

Jet2.com and Jet2holidays have put flights and holidays on sale from Birmingham airport to popular Greek destinations for summer 2021.

EasyJet Grounds its Entire Fleet

EasyJet has grounded its entire fleet of aircraft, following country lockdowns and travel restrictions imposed across its network due to the coronavirus pandemic.

Airbnb Hosts Provide Housing to Covid-19 Responders

Airbnb has launched a new initiative enabling hosts around the world to offer housing to 100,000 healthcare professionals responding to the Covid-19 pandemic.

Six Greek Airlines Run Into Covid-19 Turbulence

Six Greece-based airlines are calling for immediate financial backing in order to remain above water in view of plummeting traveler flows due to the coronavirus pandemic.

IATA Sees Losses Rising for Europe’s Airlines – Data on Greece

Europe’s airlines stand to lose over 76 billion dollars in revenues in the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic, IATA says and calls on governments to take immediate action.

OECD: Covid-19 Effect on Tourism to Last Throughout 2020

The impact of the coronavirus health emergency on global tourism is expected to last throughout the year, according to a study by the OECD.

GNTO Offices Abroad Offer Covid-19 Protection Info and Greece Updates

Greece's GNTO services abroad are keeping up to date with the latest developments on the coronavirus pandemic and collecting relevant information from source tourism markets.

Divani Hotels Donates €100,000 to Support Covid-19 Response in Greece

The Divani Hotels Group has donated 100,000 euros to support Greece's healthcare system in its fight against the coronavirus pandemic.

KLM Starts Summer Schedule with 57 Destinations

KLM will start its summer schedule on March 29, with a significantly reduced network due to the coronavirus crisis.

Greece Sets Up Working Group to Prepare for Next Day in Tourism

Greece is setting up a special committee to oversee the national tourism strategy for the 2021-2030 period.

Poll: Coronavirus Repercussions on Economy Worry Greeks

The majority of Greeks expect the repercussions of the coronavirus pandemic to negatively impact business activity in Greece.

WHO Urges World Leaders to Take Stronger Actions Against Covid-19

The World Health Organization (WHO) is calling on governments worldwide to take aggressive measures in order to contain as much a possible the further spread of the coronavirus.

IMF: 2020 Outlook for Global Growth Negative but Recovery in 2021

The coronavirus epidemic may push the global economy into recession, but the faster the virus stops, the quicker and stronger the recovery will be, IMF says.

Athens’ Grande Bretagne, King George Hotels Temporarily Suspend Operations

Athens’ Grande Bretagne and King George hotels have temporarily suspended operations due to the spread of the Covid-19 virus in Greece.

Lufthansa Group Publishes Flight Schedule for Returnees

A return flight schedule has been put in effect for the airlines in the Lufthansa Group, which is valid until April 19.

Ryanair Releases Limited Schedule for Coming Days

Ryanair will ground most of its aircraft in the coming weeks but will continue to provide repatriation flights for many EU governments amid the COVID-19 crisis.

Greek Tourism Sector Recovery Depends on Covid-19 Crisis Duration, Says BoG

The duration of the coronavirus pandemic will be the decisive factor for the Greek tourism industry’s comeback, according to the Bank of Greece (BoG).

Pre-coronavirus Travel Revenue for Greece on the Rise – January Data

Greece's tourism revenue was on an upward trend in January, before the coronavirus health crisis hit the country, recording a 24.4 percent rise.

Covid-19: Major Drop in Passenger Traffic for Greek Ferries

Passenger traffic on Greece's coastal shipping transport services significantly decreased by 76.25 percent between March 16-22.

EU Commission Urges Vacationers to Accept Vouchers for Future Travel

Τhe European Commission is encouraging customers to opt for vouchers instead of refunds and consider traveling at a later date, in an attempt to offset losses for the travel industry due to COVID-19.