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MSC CRUISES postpones restart of MSC MAGNIFICA

MSC Cruises announced today that regretfully the Company must postpone the restart of MSC Magnifica until 26 September.   In connection with the recent introduction of additional testing measures for residents of Italy having travelled to Greece, we are seeing cancellations and a softening in demand since the ship’s itinerary includes as many as three […]

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MSC Cruises reveals details of company’s comprehensive health and safety protocol

MSC Cruises’ CEO Gianni Onorato revealed the full details of the Company’s comprehensive health and safety protocol that has been developed to support the restart of operations in the Mediterranean, designed to protect the health and safety of guests, crew as well as the local communities that the Company’s ships will visit. MSC Cruises has […]

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MSC suspends Cruises until 10 July 2020

MSC Cruises regrets to inform that due to the evolving COVID-19 coronavirus crisis, has made the difficult decision to cancel or change select cruises. This decision wasn’t taken lightly; but the health and safety of the guests and crew members is a top priority.  Impacted guests who previously opted in to the MSC Cruise Assurance program […]

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MSC LIRICA to homeport in Piraeus for Summer 2021

MSC Cruises will deploy MSC Lirica to the Eastern Mediterranean market in summer 2021 and she will homeport in Piraeus (Athens), Greece for the entire season. MSC Lirica will offer a newly-designed innovative itinerary 7-night cruises on 23 separate occasions between May and September 2021 from Piraeus calling Mykonos; Haifa, Israel; Limassol, Cyprus, Rhodes and […]

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UNWTO and Greece to collaborate on maritime tourism research centre

UNWTO is to collaborate with the Greek Ministry of Tourism in establishing a first research station dedicated to measuring the sustainable development of coastal and maritime tourism across the Mediterranean. The new monitoring centre will be based at the University of the Aegean in Greece. From here, experts will capture and collate measurement data and […]

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Cruise global majors at Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum set the tone and pace for the rebirth of Tourism in post – pandemic Europe

Europe’s biggest cruise companies have already deployed 18 vessels in the East Med and other European destinations and plan to ramp up their operations with 28 ships in June and 50 in July, before reaching this summer’s maximum target of 60 operational cruise ships in August. More than half of these vessels will be deployed […]

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Liknoss’ new management team focuses on rapid international expansion

Liknoss, the leading technology company in reservation systems and online distribution of electronic bookings and ticketing in Greece and member of the North Star Group, with a focus on rapid international expansion and transformation into one of the world’s leading technology companies in the industries of Travel & Entertainment, announces its new management team. Mr. […]

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oneworld, SkyTeam and Star Alliance Come Together to Let Travellers Know They Can Fly With Confidence

The three global airline alliances, collectively representing over fifty percent of the world’s air traffic, have come together to highlight the measures airlines are adopting to assure the well-being of customers while travelling. Dear Travellers (1), a video by the three alliances, provides a look at what customers can expect on their journeys over the […]

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Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index falls 5.3% in June

The Baird/STR Hotel Stock Index fell 5.3% in June to a level of 3,060. Year to date through the first six months of 2020, the stock index was down 41.9%.  “Hotel stocks were volatile in June as the broader reopening trade continued into the early part of the month; the Hotel Brand and Hotel REIT Sub-Indices were […]

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Egypt, Slovenia, Ukraine, and other major destinations get the WTTC Safe Travels stamp

Holiday hotspot Egypt, is the latest in a line of popular destinations around the world to sign up to the world’s first ever global safety and hygiene stamp, launched recently by the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). The growing list of endorsements have come from many major holiday and city destinations around the world […]

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