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New Tourist Guide School Opens in Rethymno, Crete

A new school for tourist guides has opened in Rethymno, Crete, as part of the Tourism Ministry’s efforts to upgrade tourism education.

Greece a Top 5 Choice for 2020 H2 Intra-European Travel

Greece ranks fourth among the Top 5 destination choices for Europeans seeking to travel in the next six months, according to an ETC study.

More Super Yachts Sailing Greek Waters

Greece is steadily evolving into a luxury destination, with all the more yachting lovers choosing to sail Greek waters.

Airlines Want to Restart Travel with Joint US – EU Covid-19 Tests

Airline companies are calling on leaders to implement a common Covid-19 screening plan in efforts to resume travel between Europe and the US.

EU Updates ‘White List’ of Countries Free to Travel

The EU has updated its initial list of countries for which member states can gradually begin to lift coronavirus travel restrictions.

Covid-19 Travel Rules Must Be More Consistent, Says WTTC

The WTTC is calling for more consistent travel rules and Covid-19 advice by European countries to counter confusion by travellers and holidaymakers.

EU Releases ‘Safe’ List of Nations Welcome for Tourism

Americans and Russians will not be able to visit any EU countries in the coming period, according to a “safe” list announced in Brussels, the EU’s headquarters.

Halkidiki Professionals Create Tourism – Gastronomy Cluster

Eastern Halkidiki producers, restauranteurs, shopkeepers and hoteliers have come together to create a cluster that will promote their region’s foods, products and traditions.

Europe’s Lawmakers Want Stronger Actions to Rescue Tourism

European lawmakers have appealed for additional measures to salvage the EU’s tourism and travel sector.

EU Court Exempts Permanent Residents from Visa Rule

Family members of EU citizens who are not nationals of a member state but hold a permanent residence card should be able to travel visa-free to EU, according to a court decision.

World’s First Firm to Make Low Season Travel the Next Big Thing

Prompted by the Covid-19 pandemic, "Low Season Traveller" recently launched to offer travel experiences off-season for the first time.

IATA: Coronavirus May Cost Airlines $113bn in 2020 Revenue

The spread of Covid-19 to more than 80 countries may cost the airline industry up to 113 billion dollars, says IATA.

IATA Calls for Suspension of Slot Use Rules, Cites Covid-19 Impact

Due to exceptional circumstances created by the coronavirus outbreak, IATA is requesting that airport slot regulations be suspended for the entire running year.

Ancient Olympia to Serve as International Olympic Education Center

Remodeling works are set to begin at Ancient Olympia to establish the historic site as an international center for Olympic education.

Smaller Greek Airports Next in Line for Modernization

The Greek government is set to launch a new round of airport privatizations, concerning 23 smaller regional airports in Greece.

New Regions Join Greek Gastronomy Clusters

Ten Greek regions are currently part of the “Gastronomic Community”, a culinary initiative aiming to designate regions in Greece based on their food and wine products.

Discipline and Planning Key for Greek Drivers Ahead of Travel

Greek drivers are more focused on discipline and planning compared to other Europeans, according to a survey by market analysts Ipsos.

Greek Hospitality Sector Gives Back to Society with ‘Hotels For’ Initiative

The establishment of “Hotels For”, a new hospitality sector social responsibility initiative, has been announced by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Greek Hotel Chamber Teams Up with Regions to Promote Tourism

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and the Association of Greek Regions have agreed to work together towards the balanced development of tourism and the equal distribution of sector benefits among local communities.

Elassona Mayor Outlines Tourism Strategy

Elassona Mayor Nikos Gatsas is determined to raise awareness about the region and create a fully-fledged tourism product that will attract visitors and generate income for the area.