Cruiseline & Ports

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 16, 2021

Royal Caribbean International has announced that the world’s largest cruise ship, Wonder of the Seas, will sail in the Mediterranean next summer. The new mega-ship will sail from its home in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, to the Caribbean on March 4, 2022, before heading to Barcelona and Rome in May for the summer season. The cruise […]

Mediterranean ObserverSeptember 2, 2021

Greek tourism recovered significantly in the summer of 2021 but risks still remain, such the worsening of the Covid-19 epidemiological data and the future negative effects of the recent wildfires, according to Alpha Bank. In a recent economic bulletin, the bank’s analysts referred to positive data on this summer’s international arrivals and receipts, hotel occupancy, […]


The European Commission has approved a Greek scheme with an estimated budget of up to 500 million euros to support the uncovered fixed costs of companies affected by the coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic. “Many companies in Greece have seen their revenues significantly decline because of the coronavirus outbreak and of the measures necessary to limit its […]


Beaches along Croatia’s Adriatic Sea coastline are swarming with people. Guided tours are fully booked, restaurants are packed and sailboats were chartered well in advance. Summer tourism has exceeded even the most optimistic expectations in Croatia this year. Once fearful that the coronavirus pandemic would discourage people from traveling, Croatia´s tourism industry was caught by […]


Monaco is known for being an eco-friendly luxury destination as luxury and sustainability have a lot in common. Forward-thinking, the Principality is committed to protecting the environment and continuously works to engage all of its partners in promoting responsible tourism. While Monaco continues to fascinate and entertain at the same time, it also strives to […]


New DestiMED PLUS report reviews the impacts of tourism on the socio-economic situation in six Mediterranean countries (Albania, Croatia, France, Greece, Italy and Spain) where the project pilot actions of the Interreg MED Programme project are located. The data analysis compared the socio-economic situation at the country level with the socio-economic situation of the tourism […]


Tourist demand for the South Aegean islands is robust but vigilance is required in view of Covid-19 developments, said South Aegean Region Governor George Hatzimarkos after a meeting with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on Wednesday. Hatzimarkos briefed the PM on tourism flows to the region’s islands, which include popular destinations like Rhodes, Kos, Santorini, Mykonos […]


Due to the recovery in tourism – first nationally and then possibly internationally – the Balearic and Canary Islands will lead regional Spanish economic growth both this year and next. Other Spanish regions will benefit from the expected increase in consumer spending, investment and exports. According to a recently published analysis by BBVA Research, the […]


The next travel announcement is due this week and travel experts expect changes including Croatia, Madeira, and a number of Caribbean islands. Croatia and Madeira could be taken off the green list and moved to amber this week. The government is expected to give an update on the green, amber and red lists, although it’s […]


It especially comes after the restoration of the Karnak Temple and the Rams Road, which is one of the most important antiquities in Upper Egypt, according to Mohamed Osman, head of the Committee for the Promotion of Cultural Tourism in Luxor. Tourism indicators have shown that the next winter season will be very good in […]

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