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Amadeus Creates More Efficient Fare-Loading

Amadeus recently launched an IT solution as a more efficient means of filing private fares in the distribution system. Fares are now filed through the FareXpert Filing Platform and the XML Fare Data Interface.

TUI and Carnival Corporation Annul Union

Leading world tour operator, TUI AG, and cruise company, Carnival Corporation, have annulled their cooperation agreement initiated earlier this year.

British Airways Gives Children a Voice

British Airways recently invited twelve young travelers from all over the world to its London headquarters in Waterside, in order to participate in a kid's council that would inquire into the needs of this age group.

Buyers Show Great Interest in 23rd Philoxenia Exhibition

Interest generated by the Philoxenia exhibition (November 1-4, Thessaloniki) for buyers has exceeded expectations a month before the event. Travel agencies and tour operators from 50 countries and some 3,000 potential buyers have contacted the organizers so far, and the list,...

London-Paris in Record Time

The virgin voyage of the Eurostar train along the new and improved High Speed 1 railroad set a new record for train journeys as the journey London to Paris was completed in two hours and three minutes.

Former Tourism Development Minister Meets President of WTTC

Former Tourism Development Minister Fanni-Palli Petralia, met the president of the World Travel and Tourism Council, Jean Claude Baumgarten, who recently visited Greece.

Starwood Group Launches New Website

The chain of Starwoord hotels, of which the Grande Bretagne and Astir Palace Vouliagmenis are members, recently announced the redesign of its website spg.com. The website is dedicated to the members of the program Starwood Preferred Guests (SPG).

New Board for the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives elected recently, during its annual assembly, a new board of directors. Anastasios Stylianopoulos will act as president, Dino Frantzeskaki as vice president, Margarita Zabeli as general secretary and Maria Theofanopoulos as...

Suburban Railway Launch in Northern Greece

The Thessaloniki Proastiako railway is now officially open to transport passengers from Thessaloniki to Litochoro. With Desiro Electric trains and a speed of up to 160 kilometers an hour, the new 98-kilometer rail line completes the route in 55 minutes.

Celebrity Cruises Patron of the Fine Arts in International Waters

Celebrity Cruises, whose general sales agent in Greece is Navigator Travel, recently provided its passengers with an autonomous tour guide device for its fine art collection on seven vessels of the company's fleet.

New Strategic Collaboration for Amadeus and DOTW

Amadeus global travel distribution system and Destinations of the World, the sole wholesale travel company dedicated to selling purely to the global travel trade, recently announced a new strategic collaboration that provides mutually beneficial use of information.

Dreamliner 787 First Test Flight Delayed

Boeing recently announced the first test flight of the new Dreamliner 787 would take place between November and December, although initially it had been planned for September. According to Scott Carson, executive vice president of the Boeing Company and president and chief...

New Tourism Development Minister in Office

The September election result brought New Democracy to power for a second term running, and was followed by changes in the structure of ministries as well as the allocation of new ministers in several positions.

International Concern for Impact of Fires on Greek Tourism

The recent fires in Greece have destroyed over 1,900,000 hectares of land, claimed over 60 lives and destroyed dozens of villages. The loss of value of a number of tourism-related companies stocks on the days of the fires show how, according to the international press, the fires...

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Choose Greece

The Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts selected Greece as its first location in Europe. The company anticipates the creation of two luxury resorts, on the island of Santorini and Pylos of Messinia, under its management by 2009.

Greek Tourism Gets Organized on the WWW

Greek tourism has been offered a unique opportunity to benefit from a more organized worldwide online promotion through the adoption of the ".travel" domain ending for destinations, organizations and travel companies.

Rapid Changes in Travel Trends

Recent research conducted by travel industry experts has shown the most recent trends in travel and indicated the path that tourism needs to follow in order to keep up with the rapid changes.

Hotel Classification Progresses Steadily

The tourism development ministry recently announced the completion of the process of selection of a committee that will be responsible for the classification of hotels and rooms to rent. It also announced developments on basic issues of the tourism industry such as the promotion...

Amalia Group Revamps Image and Tourism Strategy

With refurbishment at Amalia hotel now completed and refurbishment of Amalia hotels around Greece well under way, the group looks to the future. It considers its role and strategy in the tourism sector through the eyes of an organization that has been in the industry since the...

Aegean Airlines Shows Environmental Sensitivity

Aegean Airlines recently announced its contribution to the victims of the recent fires through a donation of one million euros. This amount goes towards the funding of projects aimed at the regeneration of the areas affected by the tragedy. The amount has been deposited into a...
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