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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.

Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue will allow an income tax deduction for businesses affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

Corfu’s Historic ‘Castello Bibelli’ to ‘Return’ as Hotel & Resort

Corfu’s historic Castello Bibelli has passed into the hands of a new owner aiming to convert it into a hotel and resort.

Greece Sets Unemployment Aid Terms for Thomas Cook-affected Staff

The Greek government has announced the terms for unemployment benefits for staff working at tourism enterprises impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Fraport Greece Priorities: Extending Tourism Season, Promoting Destinations

Fraport Greece says it is committed to extending the tourism season by increasing inbound traffic and attracting more airlines to the Greek market.

Larissa: A Central Greece City Break Destination in the Making

Larissa stakeholders in tourism and trade are now joining forces to attract tourism to the region with a focus on culture.

Greece 11th on fDi’s Top 20 Tourism Locations of the Future

Greece has been listed among the top 20 most attractive locations for investment in fDi’s “Tourism Locations of the Future” ranking for 2019-2020.

Attica Zoological Park Expands with New Hotel, Waterpark and Aquarium

The Attica Zoological Park is expanding its activities with the construction of a hotel, a waterpark, and an aquarium by 2022.

Fraport Greece Regional Airport Upgrades Almost Complete

Fraport Greece has completed 80% of its investment program, with the airports of Thessaloniki, Corfu, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini being last on its project list.

Greek Tourism Startup Guestflip Wins CapsuleT, Phase 2 Opens on Dec. 12

Greek travel startup GuestFlip won a 10,000-euro award after participating in phase 1 of Capsule T, Greece’s first travel and hospitality accelerator.