Articles tagged “greece”

Aegean Airlines Adds a Surcharge as Distribution Upheaval Continues

Aegean Airlines Adds a Surcharge as Distribution Upheaval Continues

Sean O'Neill, Skift

Wow. Yet another airline hurt by the pandemic is rethinking its distribution.

2 weeks ago

Greece’s Small Resorts Hope for Just 20 Percent of Last Year’s Summer Season

Greece’s Small Resorts Hope for Just 20 Percent of Last Year’s Summer Season

Alkis Konstantinidis, Reuters

Tourism is reopening in Greece but expectations remain historically low for places like the island of Rhodes.

3 months ago

German Covid-19 ‘Heroes’ on First Foreign Flight to Greek Island

German Covid-19 ‘Heroes’ on First Foreign Flight to Greek Island

Renee Maltezou, Reuters

The first foreign flight to reach a Greek regional airport since the start of coronavirus pandemic arrived on Monday. It carried German workers who helped fight the coronavirus.

3 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Promises Tourist Safety as Country Reopens to Foreign Visitors

Greek Prime Minister Promises Tourist Safety as Country Reopens to Foreign Visitors

Lefteris Papadimas, Reuters

A scaled and case-by-case quarantine approach to arriving visitors is a potential model for countries grappling with how to combat coronavirus but still reopen their travel economies to the outside world.

4 months ago

Greek Hotels Reopened Monday to Uncertain Summer Travel Season

Greek Hotels Reopened Monday to Uncertain Summer Travel Season

Renee Maltezou and Angeliki Koutantou, Reuters

Greece’s tourism sector is technically reopened to business, but a normal level of operation hinges on demand giving hoteliers a reason to resume business at temporarily shuttered properties.

4 months ago

Greece to Welcome Specific Nationalities First as It Reopens to Visitors

Greece to Welcome Specific Nationalities First as It Reopens to Visitors

Angeliki Koutantou, Reuters

Many countries have put selective travel bans in place, and these bans increasingly appear to be driven more by politics than science.

4 months ago

Greece Reopens Island Ferries and Restaurants in Bid to Salvage Tourism Season

Greece Reopens Island Ferries and Restaurants in Bid to Salvage Tourism Season

Derek Gatopoulos, Associated Press

Trip-planners used to research whether the hotel had a pool and childcare facilities. Now they'll also examine how many Covid-19 infections that country had. Greece hopes to benefit from the fact that its outbreak was less acute than some of its neighbors.

4 months ago

Greek Prime Minister Says Tourist Season Will Start on June 15

Greek Prime Minister Says Tourist Season Will Start on June 15

Helena Smith, The Guardian

Greece's handling of the coronavirus crisis has worked remarkably well; the country is now willing to test if it can keep cases down while opening up to tourists.

4 months ago

Greece Uses Drones to Monitor Social Distancing on Beaches

Greece Uses Drones to Monitor Social Distancing on Beaches

Helena Smith and Angela Giuffrida, Guardian

It remains unclear whether tourism in Europe will be viable again with social distancing and hygiene rules in place, but at least the reopening of more beaches brings more hope.

4 months ago

Greek Tourism Minister Hopes to Reopen in July But Hoteliers Are Skeptical

Greek Tourism Minister Hopes to Reopen in July But Hoteliers Are Skeptical

Deborah Kyvrikosaios, Reuters

If you open, will they come? Greek hoteliers aren't so sure.

5 months ago

European Destinations Attempt to Salvage Summer Season

European Destinations Attempt to Salvage Summer Season

Lefteris Papadimas, Renee Maltezou and Sergio Goncalves, Reuters

As some lockdowns lift, some European destinations are doing what they can to prepare for summer arrivals in a new world. But will tourists come?

5 months ago

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Greece Wants to Improve Its Standing Among Luxury Tourists

Eleni Chrepa and Paul Tugwell, Bloomberg

Given its glorious weather and sandy beaches, you'd assume that Greece was a beacon for high-end tourists but apparently not. A number of luxury hotel openings are starting to change this, however, and to cope the country will need to attract a new generation of tourism workers.

1 year ago