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WTTC Says Travel and Tourism to Save the Day After Brexit

As March 29 draws near, new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the industry may keep the UK economy strong after Brexit.

WTTC Says 700,000 Travel and Tourism Jobs at Risk Under ‘No-deal’ Brexit

Some 700,000 travel and tourism jobs could be at risk under a 'no-deal' Brexit, according to new analysis from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC).

Henley Index Ranks Greek Passport Among World’s Strongest 

The Greek passport is among the strongest in the world, ranked 7th with Japan’s passport in the lead, according to the 2019 Henley Passport Index.

Greek Passport Among World’s Most Powerful

The Greek passport is among the world’s most powerful, allowing access to 164 countries, according to the Global Passport Power Rank 2018 by Arton Capital.

Henley Index: Japan Passport World’s Most Powerful

Japan’s passport is the most powerful with holders enjoying access to the highest number of countries in the world, according to the 2018 Henley Passport Index.

Greeks Can Now Travel Visa-free to Qatar

Qatar has agreed to grant visa-free travel for citizens of 80 countries, including Greece, with immediate effect, Qatari officials have announced.

Greek Gov’t Migrant Center Plan Irks Islanders, Refugee Kids to get Schooling

Despite repeated pleas by authorities from the Greek islands bearing the brunt of the ongoing migrant influx, the government is making plans to “decongest” facilities, improve existent centers or create new ones without however providing a specific time frame or locations.

SETE Says ‘No’ to Hotspots at Greece’s Tourist Destinations

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), representing over 50,000 businesses, is calling on the government to reconsider a plan to construct so-called hotspots, or refugee registration centers, at major tourist locations across the country.

EU Talk of Visa Requirements for US, Canada Causing Commotion

The European Union may do away with the current visa waiver program applicable to US and Canadian citizens as a retaliatory move for restrictions imposed by the U.S. and Canada on some EU countries.

EU Commission ‘Satisfied’ with Hotspot Progress on Greek Isles

The European Commission said on Wednesday, that Greece had made progress on the construction of the so-called hotspots or refugee reception centers, four of which opened this week on Lesvos, Chios, Samos and Leros.

Greece Insists Hotspots Ready on Feb. 15, Kos Mayor Calls for Vote

Five screening centers on the Greek islands of Lesvos, Samos, Chios, Kos and Leros, will be ready on February 15, to manage the registration procedure for the ever-growing number of refugees entering Europe through Greece, Defence Minister Panos Kammenos told European...

Greece Says Refugee ‘Hotspots’, Relocation Centers to be Set Up Promptly

The Greek government said on Sunday that it would move faster to complete five hotspots on the islands bearing the brunt of incoming refugees and two relocation camps on the mainland, with the defense ministry stepping in to ensure they are set up in two weeks’ time.

UNWTO: Visa-free Travel on the Rise

The number of tourists traveling the world visa-free is growing, paving the way for further growth of the sector, the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) reports.

Refugee Crisis Management to Put Greece in Eye of EU Storm

Greece is expected to come under significant pressure over its response to the refugee crisis during the upcoming EU leaders’ summit on Thursday.

EU vs Greece, Italy, Croatia over Failed Refugee Registration

The EU said it is taking legal action against three member states for failing to register the thousands of migrants entering Europe through their borders.

Greece Hotspots to Deal with Refugee Influx

Five screening centers will be set up on Greek islands in efforts to manage the registration procedure for an ever-growing number of refugees entering the country, the government announced earlier this week.

Greece Seeks EU Aid, Border Controls After Schengen Suspension Threat

Threats to drop Greece from the Schengen passport-free zone for failing to upgrade its refugee registering scheme and improve the conditions for incoming migrants seems to have shaken the Greek government, which has agreed to allow EU patrols to supervise migrant flows at its...

Greece Welcomes Visa Waiver for UAE Travelers, Expects Boost in Tourism Revenue

Greece is among the countries set to benefit from the Schengen visa waiver for UAE nationals that came into effect on Thursday, as UAE citizens will now be able to travel to 34 EU countries without having to obtain a visa.

Greece Among the World’s Top Offering Visa-free Global Travel Freedom

Greece is among the top six country groups in the world offering visa-free travel freedom, according to consultants Henley & Partners’ annual Visa Restriction index for 2014.

EU, Turkey Take Step Towards Visa-Free Travel

The European Union took steps on Wednesday (4 December) towards lifting visa requirements for Turkish citizens, in a move underscoring a new thaw in relations between Ankara and the 28-member bloc.