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Sabre Restructures Business Activities

Global distribution system Sabre Holdings recently separated its business activities so as each department can serve precise fields in the tourism chain.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Travel Exhibition Proves Tourism Resilience

The 10th anniversary of Arabian Travel Market, the Middle East's premier travel and tourism exhibition, which began a four day run at Airport Expo Dubai, highlighted the resilience of the tourism industry in the aftermath of war and in the face of the Severe Acute Respiratory...
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

HATTA Sides With Traveling Public

An Athens court recently ruled in favor of an injunction brought by the Hellenic Association of Tourism and Travel Agents against the Media & Travel Group, which distributes Travel Card, advertised as offering discount accommodation in over 300 hotels throughout Greece.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Amphitrion Opens New Office On Santorini

One of Greece's leading travel companies, the Amphitrion Group of Companies, continued its expansion activities recently with the launch of a new branch office on the island of Santorini.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Pessimism Prevails In Tourism Sector

Greece's public sector tourism leaders continue their attempts to support tourism sector moral in the face of what appears to be a very difficult year for the sector.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

HATTA Leads New Effort to Create Tourism Chamber

Leading tourism organizations in the country in late April endorsed the creation of a tourism chamber in the hopes that such a body would bring the industry up to par with its counterparts throughout Europe and also help lift the sector out of a two-year slump.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Europe Embraces Internet as Greece Waits in the Wings

With about one-third of the European population connected to the Internet, the popularity of low-cost carriers and the emergence of dynamic packaging, the European online travel market is finally taking hold. Led by the U.K., France and Germany, travel e-commerce reached 7.6...
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Additional Reservation System for Superfast and Blue Star Ferries

Along with their own booking systems for domestic and international ferry routes, Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries now have their routes on the FORTHcrs reservation system. An agreement between Attica Enterprises, which controls both above mentioned ferry lines, and the...
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Strintzis Management Pleasantly Surprised

Traffic on our new routes is even better than we expected, says Blue Star Ferries (Strintzis Lines) sales and marketing director, Michalis Sakelis. "We are particularly pleased and pleasantly surprised with the traffic on our new Piraeus-Chania route," he says.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Thousands Worldwide Will Watch 50th Anniversary Acropolis Rally

This year's 50th anniversary of Acropolis Rally marks the 6th round of the 2003 World Rally Championship and the biggest annual motor sport event in our country.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Holiday Malta Moves to New Offices

To start of the new spring and summer tourism season with a bang, Holiday Malta Hellas moved to new offices on Alexandras Avenue and created a number of new vacation packages, including ones for organized groups and incentives.
Posted On 01 Jun 2003

Worldspan Signs Agreement with Hotwire.com

Worldspan has announced a technology agreement with Hotwire.com, a leading discount travel site, to power Hotwire's airline bookings. As part of the new partnership, Worldspan will supply Hotwire with an enhanced technology agreement, which includes a range of essential...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Balkan Federation Agreement Signed

The Federation of Travel and Tourism Agencies Association in the Balkan Region is now a reality. During last month's Tourism Panorama the final signatures from seven presidents of 10 Balkan country travel agency associations entered the cooperation agreement.
Posted On 01 May 2003

Concorde Jets Pushed Into Retirement

Concorde, the needle-nosed aircraft for the super-rich and super-rushed, is retiring after a quarter-century of service, its British and French operators announced last month. "Never has such a beautiful object been designed and built by man," Air France president Jean-Cyril...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Mont Parnes Sale Approved

A government bill to privatize the Mont Parnes casino near Athens received parliamentary approval on March 2, despite disagreement from the opposition over its terms.
Posted On 01 May 2003

Amadeus Adds More Low-fare Carriers

Travel agencies worldwide connected to Amadeus can now sell seats on Germanwings, the new German low-fare carrier. On 1 April 2003, Germanwings joined other low fare airlines already available through the Amadeus System, such as Virgin Express, Zip Air, Norwegian Air Shuttle,...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Athens 2004 Games to Host A Million Visitors

More than a million visitors are expected to flock to Athens to watch the action at the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. According to the Athens 2004 committee, foreign visitors during the two weeks of the Games will total somewhere between 500,000 and 700,000. Another 300,000 are...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Luxair Is Back With Daily Flights

Luxair, Luxembourg's flag carrier, resumed flights to Athens on March 30. The airline had suspended its flights to here some four years ago but now flies daily out of Athens to Luxembourg, with a stopover at Italy's Milan Bergamo airport, using a 49-seat Embraer 145 Eurojet that...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Athens Festival Readies For New Season

Hellenic Festival has announced its program for both the Athens Festival and Epidaurus Festival. The Athens Festival begins June 2 with Andrea Bocelli in Concert. Programs continue through until September 28. These include opera, classical and contemporary dance, orchestras,...
Posted On 01 May 2003

Holidaymakers Flock to Panorama 2003 Tourism Fair

In the midst of yet another international crisis, and a slow economy, Greeks took full advantage of this year's Panorama tourism fair, the eighth, in hopes of finding some special deals and domestic holiday possibilities this year. Exhibitors said they were truly surprised at the...
Posted On 01 May 2003