UNWTO: New Covid-19 surges keep travel restrictions in place

One out of five destinations continue to have their borders completely closed as new surges of COVID-19 impact the restart of international tourism. The latest research shows that still 98% of all destinations have some kind of travel restrictions in place. According to the UNWTO Travel Restrictions Report, 46 destinations (21% of all destinations worldwide) […]

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ETC: Long-Haul travellers remain cautious about planning trips to Europe

According to the latest Long-Haul Travel Barometer 3/2021 (LHTB), intentions to travel to Europe between September and December 2021 remain weak in key overseas markets. Results suggest that as long as COVID-19 safety concerns persist, many will remain cautious about visiting European destinations. However, with vaccination rates continuing to improve across the globe, there is […]

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UNWTO: Vaccines and reopen borders driving Tourism’s recovery

International tourism enjoyed signs of rebound in June and July 2021 as some destinations eased travel restrictions and the global vaccination rollout advanced in many parts of the world. According to the latest edition of the UNWTO World Tourism Barometer, an estimated 54 million tourists crossed international borders in July 2021, down 67% from the […]

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ForwardKeys: Europe’s summer air travel fails to reach 40% of 2019

New research from ForwardKeys, which has the freshest and most comprehensive flight booking data available, reveals that international flights to European destinations in July and August reached 39.9% of pre-pandemic levels. This is significantly better than last year (which was 26.6%), when the COVID-19 pandemic caused widespread lockdowns; and vaccines were not yet approved. However, […]

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Emirates announces addition of seven more cities to its list of passenger destinations

Emirates will be offering scheduled flights for passengers from seven additional cities in the month of July. These include Khartoum (from 03 July), Amman (from 05 July), Osaka (from 07 July), Narita (from 08 July), Athens (from 15 July), Larnaca (from 15 July) and Rome (15 July). This takes the total number of destinations that […]

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USA to Greek destinations: Pre-booking on the rise despite tension in the Middle East

Forecasts for this year’s tourist season in Greece are positive as the President of the Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism, Mr. G. Trivizas, pointed out at the recent New York Times Travel Show. Globus is at a 20% increase in pre-bookings, Gate One at 30%, Homeric at 29% and Colette at 30%. However, the final […]

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RYANAIR launches 14 new routes in Greece for Summer 2020

Ryanair, launched its Greek Summer 2020 schedule with 14 new summer routes to destinations such as France, Italy and Germany. With 147 routes in total, this summer schedule will deliver 6.6 million customers p.a. and support 4,950* jobs across Ryanair’s 13 Greek airports. Ryanair’s Greek Summer 2020 schedule will include: 14 new summer routes:       […]

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EXPERIENCES NET, the new player in Greece’s untapped Tours & Experiences Market

EXPERIENCES NET is the name of the new company created by Michael Mavropoulos with the objective to play a leading role in the growing Tours & Experiences market in Greece, one of the most attractive destinations in the world. This sector is one of the key growth priorities for major international travel organizations and Michael […]

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Volotea celebrates the first anniversary of its base in Athens, with a 250% growth in passengers

Volotea, the airline of mid and small‐sized European cities, celebrates its first year of operations in its base in Athens. To celebrate this event, two new routes to Dubrovnik and Rhodes have started operations. Volotea offers in 2019 three new destinations and more than 520,000 seats. Since the launch of the base in May 2018, […]

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INSETE : The Greek tourist product is superior of competitive destinations !!!

The hospitality and friendliness of the residents, the stay, the sense of security, the gastronomy and the beauty of the landscapes constitute the top 5 criteria for the satisfaction of tourists in Southern Europe (Greece, Spain, Portugal, Italy, Malta, Turkey and Croatia). In these 5 crucial dimensions of tourist experience, Greece is more competitive than […]

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