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EU Digital Single Market Plan Paves Way to Access

EU member states will be required to harmonize their copyright laws and adopt digital technologies after the European Commission presented this month its proposal for a European Digital Single Market. The 2016-2020 plan directly impacts the travel industry, which relies in large...

‘Athens is the Grandest Open-air University in the World’

UK’s The Daily Mail declares the Greek capital the ideal travel destination to bring ancient history lessons to life.

Nobel Prize Winners Petition for Greece

International Nobel laureates are calling on European and US authorities to step in and take hands-on initiatives, such as releasing funds for research and education, which will contribute to Greece’s recovery and return to development.

Parnassos Ski Center Open for Business

The Parnassos Ski Center, Greece’s largest located in Central Greece, is up and running and ready to welcome snow and ski lovers to its slopes.

Greece to Welcome More German Holidaymakers in 2016

German interest in Greek destinations is still keen, with more German travelers including Greece in their holiday plans for 2016, local tourism professionals say.

Greece’s 10-month Travel Services Balance Up

Greece’s travel services balance recorded a surplus for the January-October 2015 period, up by 5 percent to 11,858 million euros compared to 11,294 million euros last year, according to provisional data released by the Bank of Greece on Tuesday.

Half of 1m Refugees Cross into Europe via Lesvos in 2015

More than one million refugees have made their way to Europe this year, with the Greek island of Lesvos, opposite Turkey, bearing the brunt of the massive influx, according to the International Organisation for Migration (IOM).

‘Alexander the Great’ Marathon to Soar on Ellinair Wings

Travel experts Mouzenidis Group and organizers of the International “Alexander the Great” marathon have announced that they have joined forces ahead of the major Thessaloniki running event to be held on April 3rd.

Greece’s Yannis Behrakis is ‘Guardian Photographer of the Year 2015’

This year The Guardian picture desk has chosen photographer Yannis Behrakis of Reuters as its agency photographer of the year for documenting astonishing moments in two of the biggest stories of 2015 - the refugee crisis and the financial implosion in his home country Greece.

US Airways Out of BSP System as of Dec 31 Due to Merger with American Airlines

US Airways has notified its partner travel agents that it will withdraw its membership from all BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) systems with effect from December 31 due to its merger with American Airlines.

Turkish Airlines Joins UEFA EURO 2016 as “Official Airline Partner”

Turkish Airlines recently signed a global sponsorship deal with UEFA EURO 2016, to become “The first airline partner” in 55-year history of the European Football Championship.

Amadeus, Kenya Airways Extend Partnership, Renew Full Content Agreement

Amadeus and Kenya Airways have signed a long-term full content agreement that enables the airline to reach Amadeus’ network of travel agencies across the world.

Holiday Events, Swing Music and More @ Athens Airport

Elves, wind-up toys, traditional Christmas melodies and swing music await visitors and passengers at Athens International Airport on Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve.