The EU has published key guidelines to help member states save summer vacations, but most feel they’ve been left to their own devices.
European Union Extended Travel Ban Until June 15th
The European Commission has called for extending measures to minimalize the spread of the coronavirus until June 15th.
Greeks Eager for Summer Breaks When COVID-19 Restrictions Pass
A survey this week tells of Greeks anxious to take their Summer vacations as soon as the COVID-19 Coronavirus restrictions are lifted.
UNWTO: All World Destinations Have COVID-19 Travel Restrictions
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) says the COVID-19 pandemic has prompted every world destination to introduce restrictions on travel.
PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis Announces Coronavirus Restrictions Easing
Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has announced that the nationwide coronavirus lockdown is to be gradually lifted as of May 4.
Greece Heads Into Post-Coronavirus Land With Zero Deaths News
Greece’s leadership is expected to lift of many of the restrictions put in place to stem the spread of the coronavirus starting next week.
Greece Leads Europe in Flattening COVID-19 Curve [Video]
Greece has the best results in Europe in terms of flattening the curve for the number of confirmed coronavirus cases.
A 2020 Travel and Hospitality COVID-19 Reality Check
In the not too distant future, tourism and hospitality industry officials are going to wake up to the fact that the 2020 touristic season has been canceled by a pandemic. Already, Europe’s airlines stand to lose more than €76 billion according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA). And for every euro the airlines lose, destinations […]
The Day After the Tourism Industry Grinds to a Halt
Yesterday, thousands of tourism businesses canceled millions of reservations. Tomorrow, every cruise line, hotel, and air carrier will wake to a new world.
Heraklion Quarantines and Treats Cruise Ship Passenger
The Costa Victoria arrives in Heraklion, Crete carrying a confirmed case of COVID-19. Officials quickly quaranteen and treat the passenger.
A Solemn But Positive Message from Thomas Magnuson
The following is a message from Thomas Magnuson, CEO of Magnuson Hotels, the world’s largest independent hotel network.
TUI Temporarily Quits Operations Over COVID-19 Pandemic
TUI has temporarily suspended most of its travel operations due to the Covid-19 pandemic. Company spokespersons say the move is a “compliance” and “industry adjustment” move. The news comes as the whole industry is in a state of shock as to “next moves.” TUI is on a shortlist of companies investing gurus say may be […]
Scientists Now Say Worldwide COVID-19 Spread a Near Certainty
Tourism professionals should not hold out false hope for a kill-off of COVID-19 spread. Experts say the virus may affect all countries.
Pandemics and Other World Health Cataclysms
You don’t have to be a rabid conspiracy theorist to imagine calamity. For many people in the world, living today, calamity has been a fact of life. Just look at Fukushima residents, Japan as a whole, or dozens more places anyone could name. Nothing is more horrifying, and somehow interesting too, as the dynamic of human catastrophe. Maybe this fact is because we are often at our very best during such times.