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TUI Sees Tourism Recovery Fast Approaching 2019 Levels

TUI Group CEO Fritz Joussen expects to see the tourism industry recoup 80% of pre-pandemic 2019 levels this year or even reach 100%.

Greece Gets Tough on Tax Evasion in Tourism

Special tax units will be conducting on-the-spot inspections at tourist enterprises in Greece, primarily at popular destinations, in efforts to crack down on tax evasion.

Greece Announces Measures to Ease Energy Crisis Impact on Households, Businesses

Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Thursday announced a 3.2-billion-euro energy scheme, in efforts to ease the impact of soaring energy costs on households and businesses.

Eurostat: March Sees Commercial Flights in EU Pick Up by 156% 

Greece was among the EU countries recording the smallest decreases in commercial flights in March 2022, according to Eurostat.

Covid-19: CDC Lifts All Cruise Travel Warnings

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently dropped all warnings for cruise travel.

World Travel Monitor: Tourists Choose Greece in 2021 for its Sea and Sun

Greece posted double-digit growth in 2021 winning over international travelers seeking to get some sea and sun, according to the latest World Travel Monitor by IPK International.

Greece Ready to Assess €8bn in Foreign Direct Investments

Eight billion euros in foreign direct investments (FDIs) in Greece are under assessment as part of the government’s drive to attract strategic investments.

Greek Hotels Support Economy, Jobs in 2021

Greek hotel turnover in 2021 came to 3.8 billion euros demonstrating the hospitality sector’s significant contribution to the economy.

Greek Hospitality, F&B Bodies Team Up for Sustainable Future

Seven Greek leading hospitality and F&B services associations have joined forces to establish the “#stirizo_HoReCa alliance” to promote the sectors’ best interests.

Crete Favorite 2022 Destination for TUI Customers

Customers of global leisure travel giant TUI Group have selected Crete as their favorite destination overall for 2022.

Report Sees Modest Impact of Russia-Ukraine Crisis on Greek Tourism

Greece is among the countries that may be impacted by the Russia-Ukraine crisis but to a lesser extent, according to data by ForwardKeys.

Leisure Travel Giant TUI Expects ‘No Impact’ of Sanctions on Business

TUI Group said that sanctions on the company’s shareholder, Russian billionaire Alexey Mordashov, as a result of the Russia-Ukraine crisis, will have no lasting impact on business.

‘Toulouse Declaration’ Paves Way for Aviation Decarbonization

Thirty-five countries in Europe have signed the ‘Toulouse Declaration’, the first-ever public-private initiative supporting aviation’s decarbonization goals.

Greek Tourism Ministry Discusses Plans to Showcase Kastoria

The Greek Tourism Ministry will support promotional actions for the city of Kastoria, aiming to ‘build’ a sustainable destination with the area’s natural and environmental wealth.

Six Greek Island Traditions Designated ‘Intangible Cultural Heritage’

Six customs of the Greek islands of Andros, Rhodes, Sifnos, Ikaria, Limnos and Nisyros have been inscribed in the country’s National Index of Intangible Cultural Heritage.

Greece Announces ‘Green Taxi’ Electric Vehicle Incentive

Greece is taking one more step toward reducing its environmental footprint with the “Green Taxi” program that will subsidize the purchase of electric taxis.

November 2021 Greek Tourism Revenues Close to Pre-pandemic Levels

Greek tourism revenues in November exceeded 2020 figures and came very close to pre-Covid-19 levels, according to the Bank of Greece.

Athens Simplifies Restaurant, Cafe, Theater Licensing Process

Opening restaurants, cafes, theaters, cinemas and other related venues in Athens is set to become easier after authorities announced that licensing procedures will be reformed.

Xenia 2021: Education, Coordination and Cooperation Key to Making Greek Hospitality Sustainable

Education, synergies, and coordination are key for Greek tourism stakeholders that wish to meet sustainability targets in the coming years, tourism experts said during the “Xenia Digi Hotel” event.

Ancient Olympia to Get Strategic Tourism Plan

Ancient Olympia will implement a set of innovative actions for the branding and promotion of its archaeological site.