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Piraeus Port Sale Set for Sept., Authorities Eye Creation of Parallel Administrator

Procedures for the sale of a 51 percent stake in the Piraeus Port Authority (OLP) are set to come to a close in September, with the relevant authorities examining setting up a parallel port body which will exercise control over the new buyer, Greek media report.

Minister Kountoura Spreads the Word: Summer Now in Greece

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is spreading the word to the world with interviews in international media, including Bloomberg and Russia-24, and invites holidaymakers to summer down in Greece.

Greece Fluster, Tunisia Attacks Curb Thomas Cook Gains

The Thomas Cook Group announced Thursday, that the June 26 terrorist attack in Tunisia, and the recent political and economic turmoil in Greece, were expected to take a toll on the company’s full-year profits, despite reporting solid results for the third quarter ending June 2015.

Titania Hotel’s Olive Garden Serves the Stars on a Plate

Titania Hotel’s pride and joy, the Olive Garden Bar & Restaurant, will be up and running on August 6, ready to welcome eclectic guests to its roof garden offering dinner and drinks under the stars.

SWISS Maximizes Exposure via Amadeus Fare Families Technology

SWISS, Switzerland’s flag carrier, aims through Amadeus Fare Families solution to provide access to its “Light”, “Classic” and “Flex” fares and boost multichannel merchandizing opportunities.

Cavo Olympo Luxury Resort & Spa Makes Coastal Improvements

Cavo Olympo Luxury Resort & Spa is taking the summer beachside experience to new heights by expanding and extending the seashore to include the very best amenities for its guests.

Oceania Cruise Travelers to Sample Greek Gourmet in Athens

Oceania Cruises is launching culinary tours in seven destinations: Athens, Rome, Barcelona, Provence, Tuscany, London and Buenos Aires, during select voyages as of Spring 2016.

Greek Air Traffic Controllers Announce 4hr Work Stoppage on Aug 5

Greece’s air traffic controllers announced late on Wednesday, that they will hold a work stoppage on August 5 between 2pm and 6pm. Threaten with more action.

XRTC Report: VAT Hike on Greek Coastal Shipping to Have Opposite Effect

According to the 14th XRTC report, a tax increase translates into higher travel costs, inevitably leading to a drop in demand and thus directly affecting companies’ revenue and ability to operate, with a potential “grexit” still looming.

Emirates Launches 4th Daily Flight to Bangkok

As of December 1, Emirates Airlines will be servicing Bangkok daily with a fourth A380 service from Dubai.

DRV: German Travelers Still Booking Greece

Planned holidays, new destinations, demand for alternative travel and overall bookings through travel agents to Greece, are still high, according to a recent DRV (Deutscher ReiseVerband) report of market trends.

Travel Agency Body Fed HATTA Seeks Solutions to Liquidity Issues

Capital controls implemented in Greece, in the last month as well as the resulting lack of liquidity have led to a delay in the payment of insurance contributions by local travel agencies.

Hahn Air to Market Products Via Travelport Innovation

Hahn Air Lines can now market and retail its products more effectively to travel agents through Travelport’s innovative airline merchandising technology known as Travelport Rich Content and Branding.

Greek Minister Kountoura Talks Tourism With Al Jazeera

Greece's tourism industry continues to prove its resilience and sees visitor numbers rising compared to last year, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura informed the Al Jazeera television network.

‘WSJ’ Sees Swift Comeback for Greek Tourism

The Wall Street Journal is placing its bets on Greek tourism in a story published earlier this week titled “Greece Makes Fast Recovery in Tourism”.

ETOA: Arrivals to Europe May Exceed 600 Million This Year

It’s never been a better time to visit Europe, according to ETOA, the European tourism association and Forward Keys, traveller data intelligence.

Peak Participation at this Year’s ‘The North Face Zagori Mountain Running’ Races

Everyone from Olympic gold medalists and professional runners to amateurs and sports buffs from across the globe took to the hills of northern Greece, to participate in one of the country’s largest mountain running events, The North Face Zagori Mountain Running 2015, on July 24-26.

100% Hotel Show 2015: New Concept for Parallel Events

The organizers of the 100% Hotel Show, the Greek exhibition addressed especially to hoteliers and tourism professionals, have announced that the parallel events to be held during the exhibition's third edition this November, will be based on a new concept.

Etihad’s President and CEO Addresses the Future of Global Airline Competition at GBTA Convention

Etihad Airways President and CEO James Hogan on Monday emphasized the importance of consumer choice and innovation as the fundamental drivers of competition in the international airline industry during a public conversation at the 2015 Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)...

Aldemar Royal Mare Wine Tasting Showcases Paterianaki Varieties

Aldemar Group’s five-star Royal Mare Hotel, situated in Hersonissos, Crete, welcomed connoisseurs to a wine-tasting event earlier this month showcasing the finest varieties and organic vintages of the Paterianaki Estate.