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Travelport Utilizes Cloud Technology for Car Rental Content

Travelport is utilizing new cloud technology for the management of new car rental content, provided through its new partnership with AutoEurope, a leader in supplying rental cars.

INSETE: Greece Received 8.3 Million Road Travelers in 2017

Travelers visiting Greece via road reached 8.3 million in 2017, according to a report released by the Greek Tourism Confederation’s intelligence body INSETE.

Elefsina Examined as Metropolitan Waterway Hub

Greek company Hellenic Seaplanes and the Central Port Authority of Elefsina are examining the creation of an Attica waterway network based in the port town west of Athens.

Greece’s Trainose Now Accepting Payments by PayPal

Aiming to facilitate travelers when purchasing tickets online, Greek railway company Trainose has entered into a collaboration with PayPal, an online payment system.

DNA Travel Expands Network of Partners in Athens and the Cyclades

DNA Travel is expanding its network of associates in Athens and the Cyclades, aiming to offer advanced transportation services to Greek and international travelers.

Car Rental an Investment Idea as Greek Tourism Grows

As the number of tourists visiting Greece grows, so does investor interest, with the car rental sector featuring high on the agenda, according to market reports.

Greek Taxi Drivers React Again Over Liberalization Law

Greek taxi drivers are reacting to a Transport Ministry decision to amend an omnibus bill that paves the way for the further liberalization of the profession.

Greece’s Public Transport to be Affected by Work Stoppages on June 14

Transport services in Athens will be disrupted on June 14, as workers of the Athens metro, OASA buses and ILPAP trolley buses have announced work stoppages.

Greece’s Public Transport to be Affected by Walkouts, Strikes on May 30

Transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Wednesday, May 30, as public transport employees will participate in strike mobilizations and work stoppages.

Tender for Construction of Eleonas KTEL Bus Depot in the Cards

The Greek government is set to launch a tender for the construction and management of an intercity bus (KTEL) depot in Eleonas, Athens.

Int’l Driving Permit a Must for Vehicle Rental in Greece

Non-EU travelers will be required to hold an International Driving Permit together with a valid national driver's license if they wish to rent vehicles in Greece.

Athens Metro: 24-hour Strike on Monday, May 14

Lines 2 and 3 of the Athens metro will not operate on Monday, May 14, due to a 24-hour strike announced by metro workers.

Bus Line X80 Links Acropolis, Athens Center with Piraeus Port

Bus line X80, which connects the center of Athens with Piraeus Port, has been relaunched to facilitate Greek passengers and tourists during their travels.

Transport Disruption in Greece on May 1 Due to Walkouts, Strikes

Transportation in Athens will be disrupted on Tuesday, May 1, as public transport employees will participate in strike mobilizations and work stoppages.

EU Set to Suggest Mandatory Fingerprinting on All IDs

In efforts to tackle terrorism, the European Commission plans to table a proposal that all EU identification cards include fingerprinting.

Transport Minister: Athens-Thessaloniki Railway Project Moving Ahead

Works on the railway aiming to reduce travel time from Athens to Thessaloniki down to three hours are proceeding, according to Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis.

EU Court Deals Ride-sharing Firm Uber Another Blow

The EU’s top court has ruled that France can press criminal charges against Uber's local managers for running an illegal taxi service.

Uber to Suspend ‘uberX’ Service in Athens

Uber has announced that it will suspend its "uberX" service in Athens, Greece, due to the passing of a new law that effects ridesharing services.

Easter 2018 Holiday Travel in Greece Begins

The Easter 2018 exodus is currently underway and increased passenger traffic is expected at Greek main ports and on highways in the country.

Avis Greece Acquisition Process Completed

Avis Budget Group, a leading global provider of vehicle rental services, has completed the acquisition of Olympic Commercial & Tourist Enterprises, which trades as Avis Greece, from Piraeus Bank.