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Airfasttickets Sets High Goals

“My vision is for this Greek company, just as it has started to conquer the major countries of Europe, in two years time to gain a place among the first platforms worldwide,” online booking company Airfasttickets’ president, Nikolaos Koklonis said in late July.

ECTAA: Still No Refund For Spanair And Malev Customers

“A solution to the bankruptcies of airlines is vital,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month citing a statement released by the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA), whose members include HATTA, in regards to the...

Athens Airport Introduces Incentives To Support Winter Traffic

Taking into account traffic developments, Athens International Airport (AIA) announced last month that it would offer four substantial incentives that correspond to a 30 percent discount on its aeronautical charges.

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

Tourism Ministry To Focus On Greece’s Troubled Air Transport

The Tourism Ministry will seek cooperation with other ministries to upgrade Greece’s regional airports and increase Athens airport’s competitiveness, according to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Greece Could Expect Billions From Cruises

“The main reason Greece has failed to collect from cruises is the low use of Greek ports as homeports,” according to a recent study of the National Bank of Greece on cruise on a European and national level.

Greek Hoteliers Give Negative Economic Outlook In Survey

Greece was the least optimistic in Europe as 59 percent of Greek hoteliers from large properties said they believed the economy would get worse, according to the “Mid-year TripAdvisor Industry Index” report released recently by leading travel website TripAdvisor.

Greece Is The Word For Hollywood Celebrities

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will consider adding another form of tourism to the Tourism Ministry’s portfolio, that of cinematic tourism, the Greek press reported last month.

Athens Center In Need Of Protection, Tourism Minister

“The improvement of public safety is a prerequisite for tourism development especially in the historic center of the capital but also more widely throughout Athens,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said in late July after a meeting with Public Order and Citizen Protection...

Greece’s Two Major Cities Report Low Bookings

Although bookings in Greece were reported to have increased following the June elections, the same cannot be said for reservations in major cities such as Athens and Thessaloniki due to the decrease of domestic tourism and cancellations of conferences and events, a tourism...
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