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Excite Holidays Celebrates Entrance in Athens Market

Excite Holidays, a travel technology company launched exclusively for travel agents, recently introduced its services to Greek market players at its first event in Athens, following the recent launch of its operations in the city.

Active in the global travel market for 17 years, Excite Holidays is a B2B platform based in Sydney, Australia. Run by Yiorgos Papaioannou and Nikos Stavropoulos, the company’s purpose is to provide the travel trade with reach and accessibility to the world’s largest accommodation, transfer and activity inventory at competitive prices.

The company’s first meet up in Athens took place at the Airotel Alexandros hotel and saw the attendance of many local travel agents who were introduced to Excite Holidays’ proprietary software and solutions.

During the event, the company’s CEO, Yiorgos Papaioannou, briefed the travel agencies on the company’s “side-by-side” strategy, as he called it.

Excite Holidays CEO Yiorgos Papaioannou.

Excite Holidays CEO Yiorgos Papaioannou.

“We support our partner travel agents around the world and especially in the countries we operate including Sydney, Thailand, London, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Singapore and of course now Athens,” he said.

With a particular focus on Southeast Asia, Europe, and major US states, Excite Holidays provides the travel trade with over 400,000 accommodations, 100,000 activities, 1,250 transfer services in over 100 countries and ferry tickets.

“We have been standing by travel agents for 17 years and now we are also next to the Greek professionals, supporting them with very good prices and excellent services around the world,” Papaioannou said during his speech.

After the event, attendees had the chance to network with representatives of Excite Holidays at the Mavili Beach, located on the roof of the Airotel Alexandros hotel.

Attendees of the event included representatives from travel agencies Signature Travel, Thiamis Tours, Mideast Travel Worldwide, Dimidis Tours, Cosmorama Travel, City Plaza Travel Services, Love Your Holidays, Manessis Travel, Cosmoroes, Athens Direct Travel, Fantasy Travel, Afea Travel and Congress Services, Seretis Travel and Smile Acadimos.

Operated by a multilingual staff, Excite Holidays’ new Athens office provides customized and multilingual support to its clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week and 365 days a year.

About the Author
Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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