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Airlines Stop Selling Tickets Temporarily Via Greek Travel Agents

A number of international airlines have announced that they are temporarily withdrawing the BSP ticketing authority for all travel agents in Greece due to the political instability and financial situation in the country.

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.

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.

Athens Airport Breaks Traffic Record with 8m Passengers in 1st Half

Some 8 million travelers went through Athens International Airport gates in the first six months of the year, breaking all records to date.

SETE on CNBC: ‘We Believe in the Euro’

Alexandros Lamnidis, general manager of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), told CNBC on Tuesday that SETE wants Greece to remain a member of the currency union.

British Ambassador: All is Well Οn the Greek Islands

There are no reports from tour operators to suggest that there are disruptions to services on the Greek islands, British Ambassador to Greece John Rittmer said in a statement on Tuesday.

Zakynthos Welcomes Increased Travel Traffic for June

Tourist traffic to the Ionian island of Zakynthos recorded a modest rise, up by 5.01 percent for June, compared to the same period in 2014, marking an overall 4.12 percent increase for the first six months of the year.

Pelion’s Hotel Des Roses Launches Eco Activities for All

Nestled in the fishing village of Platanias, southern Pelion, Hotel Des Roses invites restless travelers to participate in three new alternative tourism programs this summer.

UNWTO and Amadeus Join Forces to Strengthen Technology in Tourism

The UNWTO and Amadeus have joined forces and signed a Memorandum of Understanding to advance the use of innovative technology in tourism in areas such as education and multi-modality.

EU to End Roaming Charges By June 2017

Roaming charges will cease to exist in the European Union as of June 15, 2017, according to a recent agreement between the European Parliament and the Council.