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South African Airways Receives 4-Star Skytrax Ranking For 12th Year

South African Airways (SAA) has been awarded the 4-Star Airline ranking for 2014 by Skytrax for the 12th year in a row.

Etihad Airways Launches Regional Airline In Switzerland

Partnership between UAE national carrier Etihad Airways and Swiss-based Darwin Airline leads to launch of Etihad Regional airline.

Greece Goes To The Oscars: “Before Midnight” Nominated For An Academy Award

The film "Before Midnight," filmed in Messinia in Costa Navarino, Greece, has been nominated for an Oscar at the 2014 Academy Awards. The film is a nominee in the "Best adapted screenplay" category.

Bill To Be Tabled To Attract Tourists To Greek Marinas

A bill aimed at attracting more visitors to Greek marinas will be tabled in Parliament soon, Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis announced during a recent television appearance on Greek channel SKAI.

Greek Aegean Islands Named One Of The 10 Best Wine Travel Destinations

The Aegean Islands in Greece have been selected as one of the "10 Best Wine Travel Destinations for 2014" by Wine Enthusiast magazine in their January issue.

Greek Archaeologists: “Our Monuments Are Not For Sale”

The Association of Greek Archaeologists has issued a statement in response to a recent article published in TIME magazine that suggests for Greece to turn over its treasures to private companies to protect them from the economic crisis.

B2B Travel Event To Bring Greek Hoteliers Together With Foreign Travel Agents

Greek hoteliers will come in contact with travel agencies from abroad at the upcoming B2B Travel Event in Thessaloniki.

“Nautilus: Navigating Greece” – Main Cultural Event Of Greek Presidency In Brussels

An exhibition dedicated to the sea and its timeless relationship to the Greeks, through 92 ancient masterpieces and 22 works of contemporary art, will open at the Brussels Musée des Beaux Arts (Bozar).

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines Partner With Amadeus To Boost Merchandising Offer To Travelers

Lufthansa and Amadeus announced a new agreement that will see the airline sell advance seat reservation as an ancillary product in the travel agency channel using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services.

Trésor Hotels Launch Weekend Getaway Offers In Greece

Trésor Hotels & Resorts has launched offers for unforgettable weekend stays in hotels located at some of Greece's most beautiful destinations such as Trikala of Korinth, Mani, mountainous Arcadia, Trikala and Zagorohoria.

TIME: Can Privatization Save the Treasures of Ancient Greece?

TIME magazine recently ran an article that suggests for Greece to turn over its treasures to private companies. The country's culture minister has rejected any suggestion of handing over administration of Greek sites.

Plan For New “Ski Week” Holiday For Greek Schools Put On Ice

It seems that the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers' proposal for the Greek Government to establish a new annual school holiday period so families could take a vacation during the winter, will temporarily be put on ice.

New Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Announces Board of Directors

The Thessaloniki Convention Bureau, a new non-profit bureau established to promote the Greek Northern City as a destination for meetings and conventions, has announced its first Board of Directors.

Safe Transportation Of Passengers Comes First For Maroulis Travel

Coach drivers of Maroulis Travel were recently fully informed by Mercedes-Benz Hellas officials on the upgraded active and passive safety systems (ABS, ESP, ASR, AFU, GPS-NAVI control) of the new buses added to its fleet.

Costa Navarino’s “Anazoe Spa” Receives Global Recognition At Prestigious Spa Traveller Awards

The Anazoe Spa in Costa Navarino recently picked up two titles in the global Spa Traveller Awards 2013.

Anemolia Resort Launches Arachova Ski & Stay Special Offer

The Anemolia Resort and Klaoudatos ski equipment store have launched a special "ski and stay" offer in Arachova, with very attractive prices for ski and snowboard fans.

Germanwings Named One Of The Most Punctual European Airlines In The World

Cologne-based Germanwings was recently ranked second most punctual airline in the world out of all airlines evaluated in a Europe-wide comparison carried out by American online service Flight Stats.

Air New Zealand, Singapore Airlines Join Forces

Air New Zealand and Singapore Airlines have agreed to form an alliance enabling Air New Zealand to fly the Auckland-Singapore route again and Singapore Airlines to operate the Airbus A380 to New Zealand for the first time.

Travelplanet24 Offers Discount On Hotel Bookings Via Mobile Device

Wanting to boost bookings through mobile devices, Greek online travel agency Travelplanet24 is offering a discount on all hotel bookings made through its mobile site.

Greece May Reduce VAT On Ferry Tickets

The value-added tax (VAT) charged on Greek passenger ferry tickets may be reduced soon, according to an announcement made by Merchant Marine Minister Militadis Varvitsiotis.