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ASTA Says “Vague” Government Travel Warnings Hurt Industry

The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) expressed its concern on Tuesday that vague, generalized worldwide travel warnings that offer no country-specific details can be confusing to travelers and risk discouraging travel across the board.
Posted On 02 Dec 2015

Russia-Turkey Turmoil to Send Tourism to Greece

Russian tourists who were planning to visit Turkey in the summer of 2016 will most likely be redistributed to Mediterranean countries such as Greece, Italy, Spain and Croatia, according to the Association of Tour Operators of Russia (ATOR).
Posted On 30 Nov 2015

Global Operation Cracks Down on Airline Scam, 133 Detained

A total of 162 suspicious transactions were reported and 133 individuals detained earlier this month during a joint operation to combat online fraud in the airline sector, Europol said in a recent statement.
Posted On 11 Nov 2015

WTM 2015: ‘The Refugee Crisis is Greece’s No. 1 Priority’, says ABTA Chairman

Early bookings from the United Kingdom to Greece for 2016 may be showing an increase but the head of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) warns that Greece must solve a very serious matter very quickly: the refugee crisis.
Posted On 05 Nov 2015

Basque Country Welcomes Travel Agency Unions to Talk Tourism in November

The Basque Country will host the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations in Euskadi, on November 4-6 with the opening ceremony to kick off at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.
Posted On 22 Sep 2015

DER Touristik Creates European Network of Travel Experts

Τhe EU's and Switzerland's competition authorities have approved DER Touristik's acquisition of Kuoni tour operator activities.
Posted On 15 Sep 2015

Airfasttickets Ceases Operations

Greek online travel booking company Airfasttickets has ceased operations.
Posted On 14 Sep 2015

Formal Complaint Filed Against Lufthansa GDS Fee By ETTSA

The European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA), the association representing Global Distribution Services (GDS) and online travel agents, has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.
Posted On 14 Sep 2015

GBTA: Travel Managers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Due to €16 Per GDS Booking Surcharge

Fifty percent of travel managers who include Lufthansa in their travel program as a preferred carrier said they plan to decrease spending with the company once its new “distribution cost charge” (DCC) of 16 euros takes effect, a poll of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)...
Posted On 03 Sep 2015

Interjet Signs Distribution and Technology Agreement with Amadeus

Mexico's Interjet and Amadeus have announced a full content agreement and the adoption of Amadeus Altéa Reservation, which will enable the airline to extend its reach to new markets and grow its international customer base.
Posted On 01 Sep 2015

‘Dodeka’ Action Plan to Establish Greece as All-year Tourism Choice

In efforts to make Greece an year-round tourist destination, the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announces the launch of “Dodeka”.
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

Business Travel Coalition: Travel Industry Rejects Lufthansa Group €16 Surcharge

The Business Travel Coalition has submitted a letter to Lufthansa Group in which it rejects the airline’s plans to implement a 16-euro surcharge on any tickets not purchased through Lufthansa’s website or ticket offices.
Posted On 24 Aug 2015

TUI: Bookings to Greece See Improvement in Recent Weeks

TUI, the parent company of travel agents Thomson and First Choice Travel, said on Thursday that bookings to Greece have been recovering in recent weeks.
Posted On 13 Aug 2015

DRV: German Travelers Still Booking Greece

Planned holidays, new destinations, demand for alternative travel and overall bookings through travel agents to Greece, are still high, according to a recent DRV (Deutscher ReiseVerband) report of market trends.

Travel Agency Body Fed HATTA Seeks Solutions to Liquidity Issues

Capital controls implemented in Greece, in the last month as well as the resulting lack of liquidity have led to a delay in the payment of insurance contributions by local travel agencies.

ECTAA Files Formal Complaint Against Lufthansa AG on 16-euro GDS Charge

The Group of national travel agents' and tour operators' associations within the EU (ECTAA) on Friday filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission - Directorate General for Mobility & Transport against Lufthansa Group concerning the announced new Distribution Cost Charge (DCC).
Posted On 24 Jul 2015

Travelplanet24 Sees Bookings to Greece Pick Up

Air and ferry bookings to Greece for the months of July and August are gradually recovering, according to data released on Thursday by Greek online ticket agent Travelplanet24.
Posted On 23 Jul 2015

Global Travel Group Reports 40% Rise in Bookings to Greece

The Global Travel Group has revealed that bookings to Greece are 40 percent up compared to the same time last year and are showing no signs of slowing down.
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

ABTA: VAT Hikes in Greece Should Not Affect Majority of Holidays This Summer

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) on Tuesday informed British holidaymakers and travellers heading out to Greece that the increases of the country's value added tax (VAT) rates are not expected to affect the majority of holidays this summer.
Posted On 21 Jul 2015

Airlines Reinstate the BSP Ticketing Authority for Greek Travel Agents

International airlines are reinstating the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece.
Posted On 16 Jul 2015