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Fraport Greece Bets on Makedonia Airport Potential

Fraport Greece has high hopes for Makedonia Airport which serves the northern port of Thessaloniki, the country’s second largest city.

Euromonitor Webinar to Assess Prospects for Global Travel and Tourism

Euromonitor International and WTM Global on March 25 will host a webinar to discuss the prospects for the global travel and tourism market.

Greece May Ease Cap on Russian Traveler Arrivals

Greek authorities are looking into the possibility of changing a Covid-19 aviation directive to allow more Russian visitors to enter Greece each week.

Commission Set to Extend EU Roaming Rules 

The European Commission has proposed an improved set of roaming rules for citizens traveling in the EU.

Athens Goes ‘White’ in Unprecedented Snow Storm

Athens and the wider Attica region went "white" on Tuesday during a snow storm that affected traffic and caused power cuts in and around the Greek capital.

Study: Greeks Cut Domestic Holidays Short in 2019

Almost half of all Greek nationals were unable to go on holiday in 2019 for more than a week due to financial reasons, a study by INSETE reveals.

Minister: Greek Diet a Priority for Development of Brand Greece 

The Greek Diet and gastronomy will play an active role in the development and branding of the Greek tourism product, says Rural Development Minister Spilios Livanos.

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.