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Last-minute Bid by India-based GAL for Crete’s Kastelli Airport

GMR Airports Ltd (GAL) submitted a binding offer - jointly with Greek infrastructure company GEK Terna Group - last week, for the development, operation and management of the new Kastelli international airport in Heraklion, Crete.

EU, Canada Agree on Free Trade, Sign Deal

A free trade deal between the EU and Canada set to create jobs and boost growth was inked on Sunday. Known as CETA, the Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement, paves the way for the majority of import duties to be removed early next year.

Centuries Later Jesus’ Tomb Sees Light of Day

A conservation team headed by the National Technical University of Athens working on a restoration project of the Holy Edicule, the shrine that surrounds the stone tomb believed to belong to Christ, peeled back marble slabs dating back to at last 1555 AD covering the original...

Tourism Professor Marianna Sigala Honoured with EuroCHRIE President’s Award 2016

Dr. Marianna Sigala, Professor in Tourism, was honored with the EuroCHRIE President's Award 2016 during the 34th annual EuroCHRIE conference held recently at the Budapest Metropolitan University in Hungary.

Qatar Airways Becomes Official Carrier of 32nd Philoxenia Expo in Thessaloniki

The national airline of the State of Qatar, Qatar Airways, is to be the official air carrier of this year's Philoxenia, Greece’s international tourism exhibition, following an agreement between organizer TIF-Helexpo and the airline.

Sabre Launches New Revenue Management Tool, Aegean Airlines Picks it Up

Sabre recently launched its revenue management platform AirVision Revenue Optimizer, which is designed to help airlines respond to rapidly changing market conditions in real-time and to optimize multiple revenue streams through advanced decision support.

South Aegean Region Collects Gold ‘Best City Award’ for Promotional Campaign

The South Aegean Region won a gold award for its promotional digital campaign “Aegean Islands. Like NO Other”, at the Best City Awards 2016 ceremony held recently in Athens.

‘Safe and Seamless Travel’ on Agenda of UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit

The UNWTO & WTM Ministers’ Summit hosts an array of leading speakers from both the private and public sector to discuss the key topic of safe and seamless travel at this year’s World Travel Market (WTM) London.

Call for Abstracts: CEST2017 – 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology

The organizing and scientific committees of the 15th International Conference on Environmental Science and Technology (CEST2017), to take place on Rhodes, has announced the call for abstracts.

UIA Announces New Passenger Service and Revenue Management Systems

Ukraine International Airlines (UIA) has successfully cut over to Amadeus Altea Passenger Service System and PROS Origin&Destination Revenue Management System.

Etihad Airways Honoured with Three Treasury Awards

Etihad Airways’ treasury team has once again been acknowledged for airline treasury management excellence with three key accolades at the 2016 Middle East, African & Islamic Finance Aviation 100 Awards presented by Airline Economics in Dubai recently.

Ενδιαφέροντα στοιχεία για Ξενοδόχους, που παρουσιάστηκαν στο 15º Συνέδριο του ΣΕΤΕ

Θίγοντας θέματα όπως η αναθεώρηση του Οδικού Χάρτη, η οπτική της Ευρωπαϊκής Ένωσης, το οικονομικό περιβάλλον και οι τράπεζες αλλά και η θέση μεγάλων εταιρειών, το 15ο συνέδριο του ΣΕΤΕ σκιαγράφησε την εικόνα αλλά και τις προοπτικές του ...

Το Electra Hotels & Resorts αναζητά Βοηθό Λογιστή

H αλυσίδα ξενοδοχείων Electra Hotels & Resorts αναζητά Βοηθό Λογιστή για τα κεντρικά γραφεία Αθηνών.

Hilton Athens to be Sold to TEMES-Dogus Consortium

TEMES, the developer of Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese, and D-Marine Investments Holding, a subsidiary of Turkey's Dogus Holding, have agreed with Alpha Bank to acquire its majority stake (97.3 percent) in Ionian Hotel Enterprises, the owning company of Hilton Athens.

SEV Report Says Tax Evasion Behind Tourism Figure Variations

The recent discrepancies in foreign travel receipts between the Bank of Greece and the Tourism Ministry are in great part due to tax evasion and reflect the impact of tax policies, according to the Hellenic Federation of Enterprises (SEV).

Greece’s Astir Palace Sale A Done Deal

The sale of the landmark coastal Astir Palace resort to Apollo Investment Holdco - a subsidiary of consortium Jermyn Street Real Estate Fund IV LP - has been completed, with the project ready for take-off four years after the procedure began.

Taxman Knockin’ on Greek Hoteliers’ Door

Hoteliers across Greece as well as property owners active in short-term rentals are being crosschecked by the Greek tax authorities in efforts to clamp down on rampant tax evasion.

Bettany Hughes to Give a ‘Taste of Chios’ at WTM London 2016

English historian, author, and broadcaster Bettany Hughes will host a special promotional event for the island of Chios during the World Travel Market London 2016.

Minoan Lines Announces Changes to Heraklion-Piraeus Route in November

Minoan Lines has informed that its scheduled sailings on the Heraklion – Piraeus line will be amended from November 8 until November 26.

Signature Travel Taps into Educational Tourism from India to Greece in 2017

Greek travel agency Signature Travel has announced the launch next year of educational tourism programs to Greece for students in India.