While a large number of international airlines decided this week to temporarily withdraw the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece, due to the financial situation in the country, others opted to give a vote of confidence to the country and stood by their Greek...
Gold Star Aviation, a general sales agent (GSA) that represents a number of airlines in Greece, has applauded its international partners who are standing by Greek travel agents during this difficult time for the country.
Bookings to Greece remain steady, on the par with 2014, which was an excellent year for tourism, the head of German travel company FTI Touristik said during a Munich presentation last week of its winter program.
Turkish Airlines said that it is continuing to issue tickets from its central offices in Athens and Thessaloniki, despite having been forced due to the current economic situation in Greece, to temporarily withdraw BSP ticketing authority for all Greek travel agents.
British tour operator Thomas Cook said on Monday that its feedback from its team and returning holidaymakers on Greece has been that it is business as usual in the Greek resorts, with customers continuing to enjoy their holidays without disruption.
The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Thursday called for restraint and unity in the Greek tourism sector and assured that there have not been any mass tourism cancellations to Greece so far.
Tour operator members of the United States Tour Operators Association (USTOA) with travel programs to Greece are taking a “wait and see” approach to the current economic uncertainty but believe tourism will continue as usual.
Greece is not experiencing problems with payments from foreign tour operators, the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in an announcement on Wednesday, responding to the Greek media that reported otherwise.
"The reality is that tourists are not facing any problems in Greece" and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) has advised its members to pass this information on to their partners and customers in Greece and abroad.