x

Economy

Greek Institutions Welcome EU’s Restart of Tourism Industry

ATHENS – Greek tourism leaders welcomed the European Commission's announcements and recommendations on restarting tourism in Europe on Wednesday, and said they confirmed the importance of tourism in country economies.

The Commission recommended the gradual lifting of restrictions related to the Covid-19 pandemic that have paralysed the key sector, which contributes 10 pct to the EU's GDP and accounts for 12 pct of its labor force.

"The apparently positive proposals of the EU are the first and vital step to restarting tourism," Yiannis Retsos, president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) said in a social media message. The restart of flights, inter-country agreements to open borders, the support of employment and the use of liquidity tools will shape the tourism season, he said.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels president Alexandros Vassilikos said that the Commission's recommendations on Wednesday "emphatically confirm three things: first, the importance of tourism in all European economies; second, the extent and depth of the problems faced by all businesses in the hospitality sector; and third, the urgent need for tourism's restart."

 

RELATED

ATHENS - While Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has brought an accelerating economy to Greece, his government is struggling to hold down soaring food prices that have led many households to switch to cheaper products or cut spending.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Wellness, Longevity, Gastronomy at Navarino Challenge 2024

ATHENS – The sports tourism and wellness event Navarino Challenge returns for its 12th year, October 18-20 at Costa Navarino and Pylos.

NEW YORK (AP) — New York’s top court declined Tuesday to hear Donald Trump’s gag order appeal, leaving the restrictions in place following his felony conviction last month.

NEW YORK (AP) — Singer Justin Timberlake was arrested early Tuesday and is accused of driving while intoxicated on New York’s Long Island, authorities said.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.