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Thessaloniki Making Efforts to Become a Prime Cruise Destination

The Thessaloniki Port Authority is taking action to turn the Greek northern city into a prime cruise destination.

INSETE: Over 13m Tourists Visited Greece So Far This Year

More than 13 million people visited Greece by air and road through to September generating until August 6.5 billion euros, according to data by INSETE.

Halkidiki Tourism Execs Optimistic After WTM London Expo

Halkidiki Tourism Organization executives appear optimistic for the 2022 tourism season as early bookings for 2022 from the UK market are on the up.

Tourism Promotion of Athens on Agenda of Talks Between Ministry, City’s Airport

Ways to further promote Athens as a tourism destination were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias and Athens Airport CEO Yiannis Paraschis.

Minister: Greece Winning Over French Tourists, Investors

Greece is winning over French tourists and investors, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias while in Paris during the IFTM Top Resa expo.

Transavia to Boost Seats to Greece in 2022 and Fly to Skiathos

Dutch low-cost airline Transavia plans to boost available seats to Greece by 50% and add Skiathos to its list of Greek destinations.

Greek Ministry May Establish Marine Tourism Committee

The Greek Tourism Ministry will examine the possibility of setting up a Marine Tourism Committee to handle crucial issues that involve professional yachting.

Greece Announces Relief Measures for Quake-hit Crete

Greek authorities have announced relief measures to support areas and people on Crete affected by an earthquake that recently shook the island.

Greece in Talks with Partners for Spring 2022 Tourism Opening 

Greece is taking hands-on action to extend the tourism season and open to tourists early next year, says Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Hoteliers Call for Revised Covid-19 Health Protocols Due to Changing Weather

In view of autumn and of the changing weather conditions, Greece’s hoteliers are calling on authorities to update the health protocols for Covid-19.

Sustainable Tourism, Tackling Overtourism Priorities for Greece

Addressing overtourism by introducing other destinations to travelers is a top priority for Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greece–Saudi Arabia to Boost Ties with Investments, Tourism and Trade

Tourism, investments and trade topped the agenda of talks between Greek ministers and Saudi Arabia Investment Minister Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Falih.

Greek Tourism Minister Pledges to Support Hoteliers

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias pledged to support the country’s hoteliers in their efforts to recover from the Covid-19 pandemic and to work together on a sustainable future.

Greece to Boost Promotion of Winter Tourism Destinations to Help Year-round Hotels

A campaign is expected to launch to promote Greece’s winter tourism destinations in an aim to support hotels that are open all year round.

Greece Sees Tourism Revenue Reaching €12bn, Aims to Keep Tourists Coming into Fall

Greece is expecting tourism-related revenue this year to reach some 12 billion euros, says Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

Greek Minister Announces Four-pronged Tourism Strategy

Greek Tourism Minister Vasilis Kikilias has announced a four-pronged tourism strategy aimed at boosting Greece’s economy and stimulating growth.

Greece Announces New Round of Rules to Tackle Covid-19

Greek health authorities have announced new Covid-19 rules for admission to indoor spaces and testing requirements to take effect on September 13.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Platform for 12-15 Age Group Opens on July 30

Greek authorities have announced that the Covid-19 vaccination platform for children aged 12-15 will open on July 30.

Greece Pushes for Covid-19 Vaccination with New Incentives and Laws

Greek authorities are introducing a new round of Covid-19 incentives and measures including mandatory vaccination for certain groups.

Greece’s Indoor Restaurants, Venues Only for the Vaccinated 

Starting July 16, indoor venues such as restaurants, bars, and theaters will only be accepting vaccinated and seated-only customers.
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