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Amadeus Aiming to Create ‘Live Travel Space’ to Deliver Better Journeys – Interview with Christian Baillet

Amadeus' Christian Baillet speaks to GTP on the company's innovative plans to offer the best possible travel experience.

Tripsta/airtickets Blames GDS Partner for ‘Massive Liquidity Problem’

Greek OTA Tripsta/airtickets said it was taking legal action against its main GDS provider for causing “a massive liquidity problem”, which resulted to the company suspending the issuance of future airline tickets.

New EU Package Travel Directive to Come into Effect July 2018

As of July 1, a new EU directive will take effect aiming to achieve consumer protection for package travel and linked travel arrangements.

Turnover Up in Q1 2018 for Greek Travel Agencies

The Greek travel agency sector saw turnover rise by 25.4 percent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the corresponding period of 2017.

Smile Acadimos Expands to Athens’ Southern Suburbs with New Branch

Aiming to further expand its activities and operations in the Greek market, Athens-based travel agency Smile Acadimos has opened a new branch in the suburb of Glyfada.

AFEA Travel & Congress Provider Backs ‘Health for All’ on Naxos

In efforts to support social vulnerable groups, AFEA Travel & Congress Services recently sponsored the “Health for All” program in the municipality of Naxos and the Small Cyclades.

Travelgems Launches Tours and Activities Platform for Tourism Professionals

Travelgems, an innovative travel web service, has launched a new tours and activities reservations platform, designed especially for tourism professionals.

Versus Travel Thanks Clients with Special Tango Event

Versus Travel held a special tango event for its clients at the Athens Concert Hall, in return for their support during its 23 years of operations.

GDPR: What Greek Travel Agents Need to Know About EU’s New Privacy Law

A new privacy law, known as GDPR, will take effect across the EU, as of May 25, restricting how personal data is collected and handled.

Travelife for Tour Operators Achieves ‘GSTC-Accredited’ Status

The Global Sustainable Tourism Council (GSTC) recently announced that the Travelife for Tour Operators program has achieved the "GSTC-Accredited" status.

Crete Travel Agencies Call for Actions Ahead of New Year

The Western Crete Travel Agencies Association is calling on all stakeholders in tourism to focus on addressing pending issues in view of the new year and the forthcoming tourism season.

Aegean Introduces New Distribution Channel Fee to Travel Agents

Aegean Airlines has informed travel agents that a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) will be imposed on tickets booked through certain GDS systems.

Study: ‘Direct’ Bookings Do Not Cut Costs for Airlines

Increasing so-called “direct” bookings does not reduce costs for airlines, according to a new study released by aviation consultancy Infrata.

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.

ECTAA Slams IAG’s Plans to Charge Fee on GDS Bookings for British Airways and Iberia

ECTAA has condemned the IAG’s decision to apply a 9.5 euros surcharge to British Airways and Iberia tickets booked via GDS.

Carnival Bookings Across Greece Boost Positive Sentiment

Travel agents and hospitality sector professionals got a taste of what’s in store for the summer following a rise in bookings at carnival destinations in Greece.

FedHATTA Prompts Greece, Israel, Cyprus Tourism Pact

In its ongoing efforts to promote Greece's tourism potential to newer markets, FEDHATTA has announced the establishment of a three-country entity.

Greece Tops Austrian Travelers’ Wish List for 2017

Greece is a favorite destination for Austrian holidaymakers judging by their pre-bookings, according to TUI Austria.

More Greeks Traveling Abroad for the Holidays

Bookings for the holiday season are marking a 3-5 percent rise with all the more Greeks planning trips abroad, according to recent data.

Greece, Israel Travel Agents Boost Tourism Cooperation

The Federation of the Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) and the Israel Association of Travel Agencies and Consultants, signed a memorandum of cooperation during the ITTAA Annual Convention held in Athens.