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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

ETOA: ‘Should People Still Make Reservations to Greece? Yes.’

The European Tour Operators Association (ETOA) said on Friday that it has no reports of any vacation being affected by the current situation in Greece.
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

Which Airlines Did Not Get ‘Scared Off’ By the Financial Situation in Greece?

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 Applauds the Int’l Airlines that Continue to Support Greek Travel Agents

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.
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

Why Greek Ticket Agent Travelplanet24 – airtickets.gr Almost Went Offline

Greek online ticket agent Travelplanet24 – airtickets.gr intended to go offline recently due to the capital controls imposed on Greek banks in the run-up to the June 5 referendum.
Posted On 10 Jul 2015

Germany’s FTI Touristik Says Bookings to Greece Steady

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.
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

Qatar Airways Allows Ticket Selling to Greek Travel Agents

Qatar Airways announced on Thursday that it has gradually started to reinstate the BSP ticketing authority for Greek travel agents.
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

Greek Travel Agents See More Airlines Reacting to Country’s Financial Situation

More international airlines are reacting to the political instability and financial situation in Greece.
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

Turkish Airlines Still Issues Tickets Through Athens, Thessaloniki Offices

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.
Posted On 09 Jul 2015

TUI Group Says Greek Tourism Still Strong, Sees More Bookings in 2015

TUI Group said that Greek tourism is still strong and called on sector authorities and government officials to focus on maintaining the momentum and tapping into the needs of visitors to the country.
Posted On 08 Jul 2015

Thomas Cook: Tourists are Enjoying Holidays ‘Without Disruption’ in Greece

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.
Posted On 07 Jul 2015

Lufthansa Temporarily Changes Payment Method for Greek Travel Agents

As of Wednesday, July 8, Greek travel agents will be required to only use credit cards when making payments in the BSP to Lufthansa, Swiss and Austrian Airlines.
Posted On 07 Jul 2015

DRV: German Tourists Not Changing Travel Plans to Greece

German tourists are still opting for Greece, the German Travel Association (DRV) said in an announcement on Monday.
Posted On 06 Jul 2015

Travel Agents: No Mass Cancellations in Greek Tourism Sector

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.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

US-based Tour Operators Say Tourism to Greece is ‘Business As Usual’

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.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Travelplanet24 – airtickets.gr: Greeks Not Booking Ahead

The number of Greeks booking their holidays for the July-September period has dropped by up to 50 percent, according to online agent Travelplanet24 - airtickets.gr.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

Travelport Evolves ‘Smartpoint’ Product to Level Six for Travel Agents

Travel agents can now gain a new level of airline fares information with the recently released Travelport Smartpoint 6.0, Travelport has announced.
Posted On 02 Jul 2015

HATTA: Greece is Not Facing Problems With Foreign Tour Operator Payments

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.
Posted On 01 Jul 2015

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.
Posted On 01 Jul 2015