TOURISM

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TOURISM

The fact that travelers returning to Britain from Greece still have to quarantine has had a considerable negative impact on a large number of Greek hoteliers, which in some cases rely on the British market for 40% or more of their annual takings.



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ECONOMY

Greek air carrier Sky Express will as of Tuesday, June 15 offer a new and highly promising flight service connecting two major urban centers of Greece, Volos in Thessaly and Iraklio on Crete.


A man waves his hat as passengers arriving from Germany and Switzerland exit the terminal of Iraklio airport, May 15. [Reuters]
NEWS

All vaccines, even if they have not been approved by the European Medicines Agency, will be accepted by Greece for entry into the country, according to the member of the health committee advising the government on the pandemic.




Passengers from Hanover arrive at Nikos Kazantzakis International Airport in Iraklio, on the island of Crete, Friday. Tourism services and museums reopened Friday, while a nightly curfew shortened by another 90 minutes, as authorities relaxed restrictions for the tourism season. Market experts predict the presence of travelers will become apparent in a big way by the end of next month and early July. Speaking to Kathimerini, the chief financial officer of German travel group TUI AG, Sebastian Ebel, said that bookings go all the way to October, and did not rule out the trend persisting into the first half of November. [AP]
NEWS

European Union lawmakers on Wednesday endorsed a new travel certificate that will allow people to move between European countries without having to quarantine or undergo extra coronavirus tests, paving the way for the pass to start in time for summer.

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ECONOMY

The length of the tourist season this year will determine the final result in terms of arrivals and revenues, Tourism Minister Haris Theocharis stated during an online event on Tuesday titled “Tourism and Safety,” organized by the Citizens’ Protection Ministry.

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A tourist takes photos at the Parthenon temple during a media tour for the Foreign Correspondents organized by the Greek Cultural Ministry at the Acropolis hill in Athens, Tuesday.