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UNWTO: Europe Sees Int’l Arrivals Rebound in January-April 2017

International arrivals in Europe rebounded in January-April after mixed results last year and increased by 6%, according to the UNWTO.
Posted On 14 Jul 2017

ETC: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil, says the European Travel Commission.
Posted On 10 Feb 2017

Europe ‘Wonder Game’ Kicks Off to Promote Intra-EU Travel

To support the growth of intra-European travel and keep raising awareness about sustainable and diverse destinations that Europe offers, the second phase of the ‘Europe. Wonder is all around.’ campaign has launched with a brand new "Wonder Game".
Posted On 05 Oct 2016

European Destinations Withstand Socio-Economic Upheavals, International Tourist Arrivals up 5%

At midyear, European tourism continues to grow steadily, and has proven resilient to economic woes, geopolitical tensions or threats of terrorism, according to the European Travel Commission’s latest report “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects”.
Posted On 12 Nov 2015

Report: European Tourism on a Firm Footing Towards Peak Travel Season

European tourism maintains a firm footing this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s Q2 2015 report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects”.
Posted On 14 Jul 2015

ECM Partners with ‘Toposophy’ to Provide Greater Insight in Destination Development and Marketing

ECM (European Cities Marketing), the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaux, has just signed a partnership contract with Toposophy, aiming to become the leading destination management and marketing agency in Europe.
Posted On 06 Jul 2015

TripAdvisor: Athens is Among the Most Affordable European Destinations for US Tourists

Athens, Greece, is the sixth most affordable destination in Europe for travelers from the United States, according to the results of TripAdvisor's TripIndex Europe released on Tuesday.
Posted On 07 Apr 2015

Thessaloniki is 2nd Most Popular Destination in Europe to Reach By Train

Thessaloniki came in second place among some of Europe’s most-loved cities that were competing for the "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".
Posted On 02 Apr 2015

American Airlines Launches Athens-Philadelphia Route

American Airlines has launched a daily flight between Philadelphia in the United States with Athens, Greece, as part of its 2014 summer seasonal schedule to European destinations.
Posted On 13 May 2014

Greece: Fourth Most Affordable European Destination

Greece is the fourth most affordable destination in Europe in terms of hotel prices for the month of May, a survey said recently.
Posted On 13 May 2014

Pilot Program May Help City Center Hotels Bounce Back

Athens Mayor George Kaminis held a meeting last month with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at City Hall and discussed opportunities for the development of tourism in the Greek capital, according to a press release issued by the ministry.

Overnights And Revenue Down At Athens-Attica Hotels

Athens suffered the biggest losses during the first seven months of the year in regards to the number of tourists visiting Greece, the latest figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) showed.

US Airways Opens Route to Greece

US Airways’ customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to capitals such as Athens, scheduled to start in late May. Including the Athens flights, US Airways, represented in Greece by Amphitrion, will offer a total of 22 daily flights...
Posted On 01 Feb 2007

Aegean Airlines Purchases Three More Airbus A320s

Aegean Airlines, a fast-growing Greek airline, ordered three more A320 aircraft. According to an agreement signed in December 2005, the airline has committed to 14 A320s, including three A320s leased from ILFC and holds a further nine options. Deliveries are scheduled between...
Posted On 01 Sep 2006

Hellas Jet Officially in the Air

Greece's newest airline, Hellas Jet, held its first meet last month to officially inaugurate its airline and flights from Athens to Brussels, London, Zurich and Paris as it finally received all necessary licenses. Company officials said the carrier would claim a leading role in...
Posted On 01 Nov 2003

New Low-cost Carrier from Athens and Thessaloniki

Germany's low-cost carrier "germanwings" now flies out of Athens to Cologne four times a week and out of Thessaloniki three times a week with a ticket price of 19 euros, and that includes all taxes. That price, however, is for anywhere from 15 to 20% of all available seats. As...
Posted On 01 Jul 2003

Smaller Airlines Preferred By Travelers

It looks like the average flyer believes that the smaller airlines are safer than the big named companies. September's passenger load factor figures were down for Greece's largest airline, state-owned Olympic Airways, as well as major international carriers out of Athens, but...

Axon Takes Delivery Of Five New Aircraft As It Bids For Olympic Airways

With or without Olympic Airways, Axon Airlines, which has emerged as the frontrunner in a privatization tender for Olympic Airways, intends to grow by leaps and bounds. The two-year-old airline last month took formal delivery of five new aircraft - two Boeing 737-400s and three...

Silver Star Opens Athens Office

Thessaloniki-based Silver Star Holidays opened a branch office in Athens recently. Like the head office, it deals only directly with travel agents with tour packages to Malta, Turkey and Syria. It is also the exclusive representative in Greece for the Corinthia hotel group.

ABTA Congress Explored Internet Positives And Negatives

The Association of British Travel Agent’s (ABTA) recent congress on Kos gave delegates some tasty food for thought. During the four-day event, which was perhaps the best-organized event ever held in Greece, up-market speakers attempted to foresee the future regarding travel and...