Summer season looks under threat as revenues fail to materialiseEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s efforts to restart its vital tourism sector and capture revenues from the peak which usually takes place between June to September appear to be faltering according to the latest data.
Higher Covid-19 numbers spark concern as tourism sees little benefit from visitor arrivalsPoliticsGreek Politics
Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis is due to chair a meeting with key ministers and aides on Monday to discuss the latest developments on the coronavirus front as concern grows in Greece about the coronavirus flaring up in the coming weeks.
Rise in "imported" Covid-19 cases a source of jitters for tourism industryPoliticsGreek Politics
While reopening Greece to tourism was eagerly anticipated as a potential remedy for some of the economic impact of the pandemic, the realities of managing inflows of visitors safely are slowly becoming apparent as the number of coronavirus cases in the country rises.
PM sees 'new Greece' rising from Hellinikon rubble, pledges more aid for struggling firmsPoliticsGreek Politics
Amid considerable fanfare, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis oversaw the start of demolition work at the site of the former Athens airport in Hellinikon on Friday, calling it a symbol of the “new Greece.”
Criticism of Athens "Great Walk" prompts debate on public spacesPoliticsGreek Politics
The “Great Walk”, a new traffic management plan for central Athens implemented by Mayor Kostas Bakoyannis in the wake of the lockdown, is attracting growing criticism from planning experts, the media and the public.
More flights land at airports, but tourism expectations remain groundedPoliticsGreek Politics
The spotlight fell on Greece’s tourism sector on Wednesday as regional airports, including on the islands, reopened to international flights, rekindling hopes that the arrival of visitors from abroad will boost the scant receipts gained so far this year by the industry.
Tourism sector struggles as it prepares for full reopening in JulyPoliticsGreek Politics
Greek resort areas prepare to welcome the first tourists of the season, with regional airports due to reopen to international flights on July 1.
Travel balance falls by 97.8 pct in AprilEconomyMacroeconomy
Greece’s travel balance fell to 4.6 million euros in April from 31.6 million a year ago, Bank of Greece (BoG) data has shown. This is equal to an decrease of 97.8 percent year-on-year (YoY).
PM declares tourism season open, rules out new lockdownPoliticsGreek Politics
Greece is gradually reopening to the world from Monday, aiming to attract as many tourists as possible while preventing any major coronavirus outbreak in the country.
Turnover in tourism drops by 6.5 pct in Q1, reflecting hotel closure impactEconomyMacroeconomy
The turnover index in accommodation and food services fell by 6.5 percent year-on-year (YoY) in the first quarter (Q1), slowing from an increase of 4.8 percent in Q4, Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) figures showed on Tuesday.