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Greece Lifts 7-day Quarantine Rule for EU States, US, UK, UAE, Serbia and Israel

Greece has lifted quarantine restrictions for travelers from the EU and five other countries who have been fully vaccinated or tested negative for Covid-19.

Report: Consumers are Looking Forward to Traveling Again

A global consumer survey by American Express reveals key trends indicating pent-up demand for travel, a readiness to plan for future trips, and the rise of the digital nomad.

More Greeks Abroad Get Access to ‘myConsulLive’ Platform

Greece’s "myConsulLive" service is now available to more Greeks living abroad that need to conduct public record transactions.

UK Nationals Added to List of non-EU Citizens Allowed into Greece

Following Brexit, the HCAA updated the temporary ban on entry into Greece from outside the EU, adding the UK to a list of countries exempt from the restriction.

Greece Extends Flight Ban for Turkey, UK Until July 15

Greece has extended the temporary suspension of flights from/to Turkey and the United Kingdom until July 15.

Greece May Restrict Entry of Flights from Specific Countries After July 1

Greece, after July 1 when it officially opens to tourists, may keep its skies off limits to flights from a number of countries that have increased cases of Covid-19.

‘Greek Panorama’ Expo to Bring Hosted Buyers from 22 Countries to Athens

Travel agencies and tour operators from 22 countries, specializing in alternative tourism, will participate in the hosted buyers program of the 1st Greek Panorama to be held in Athens in November.

Brexit May Threaten UK-driven EU Tourism, Greece in Top 7 Travel Spots

UK nationals include Greece among their top travel destinations of choice in the EU, according to TUI Group’s policyAGENDA, which comes in view of the Brexit negotiations.

Tourism to Greece Keeps Up the Momentum Ahead of Summer

SETE Intelligence forecasts increased incoming tourist traffic through Greece’s regional airports in 2018 based on the number of planned seats by airlines.

SETE Sees Greek Tourism on the Upswing in 2018

SETE sees 2018 developing into a very good year for Greek tourism as there is a great demand for Greece from "big markets".

Brexit: UK’s Free Movement with EU to End in March 2019

The free movement of people between the United Kingdom and the European Union will end in March 2019 when Britain leaves the EU.

Greece: Tourism Bookings from Germany Drop, SETE Worried

The economic instability and the increasing number of illegal migrant incidents in Greece may have dented the country's appeal to tourists from the traditional markets of Germany and the United Kingdom.

UK: Uncharged Mobiles, Laptops and Tablets Banned From Some Flights

Those traveling into or out of the United Kingdom best make sure their electronic devices are fully charged before getting to the airport or else they may have to leave them behind, the British Department for Transport recently announced.
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

GNTO Releases Internet Advertising Results

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) recently announced the initial results of its targeted advertising campaign carried out for the first time over the Internet for the month of June.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Hoteliers Upset With TripAdvisor Website

Occasional hotel reviews on the TripAdvisor website with unfavorable comments that do not correspond to reality have caused problems for Greek hoteliers, according to the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.
To domestic tourism, ITEP predicted a drop since the cost of living has increased significantly and wages have been cut due to the government’s austerity measures.
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Greece Gets Negative Tourism Outlook For 2010

Prospects for Greek tourism in 2010 are anything but promising as the volatile and uncertain economic climate will leave no room for improved figures but only a qualitative approach in the industry, according to a recent study of the Institute of Tourist Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

SETE’s Facts And Figures On Greek Tourism

“Our statistical data on Greek tourism clearly shows that the country’s tourism is entering a new state of recession of unknown duration,” General Manager of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) George Drakopoulos said.