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Peloponnese Tourism Body Protests Against Wind Farm Plan on Mt Menalon

Tourism professionals in the Peloponnese are angry over a decision to create a wind farm on Mt Menalon in Arcadia.

Greece Ready to Address Brexit Challenges

The Greek government has taken actions to cover legislative and administrative needs, and provide information to citizens and businesses, following the UK's exit from the EU as of December 31.

Covid-19 Resurgence Forces Europeans to Put Travel Plans on Hold

Europeans are reluctant about traveling during the holiday period due to renewed lockdowns and increasing Covid-19 cases, a European Travel Commission study found.

IATA: Air Cargo Demand Improving at a Slower Pace

Air cargo demand continued to improve in October but at a slower pace compared to the previous month, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Diversifying Greek Tourism Product Key to Growth

Developing special interest tourist products will bring added value to Greece, according to Secretary General for Tourism Policy and Development Vicky Loizou.

Intra-European Travel Interest Strong for 2021, Says ETC

Europeans are still interested in traveling and appear to be planning trips in 2021 despite Covid-19 resurgence, according to the European Travel Commission (ETC).

Greece Lays Out Qualifications for Tour Leader Professionals

The Greek Tourism Ministry has laid out specific terms and conditions for the tour leader profession in Greece.

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.