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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.

Mideast Travel: Greece Lost 10,000 Arrivals from Iran Due to ‘Selective’ Visa Issuance in Tehran

Athens-based Mideast Travel is claiming that Greece this year will see a significant reduction of tourist arrivals from Iran due to "acts and omissions" of the Greek Embassy in Tehran.

Greek Travel Agents Strengthen Ties with Polish Market

Greece is the first destination of choice for Polish travelers, the President of the Polish Tour Operators Association (PZOT) and CEO of Neckermann Poland, Krzysztof Piatek, said during a recent meeting with the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies...

Greek Travel Agents Talk Business with Egyptian Professionals

Egyptian tourism professionals expressed a strong interest in doing business with Greek travel agencies during a series of B2B meetings held on the sidelines of the first Greek-Egyptian Tourism Forum that took place last week in Cairo.

European Travel Agents Meet in Slovenia

The European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ECTAA) will meet in the European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, May 25, for its semi-annual meeting.

Study: Travel Agents Save Consumers Time, Money

Travel agents save consumers four hours in travel planning and an average $452 per trip, according to new research by the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

FEDHATTA Officially Launches Greek Tourism Action Plan ’12’, Aims to Extend the Season

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) has launched an action plan, dubbed “Dodeka”, designed to boost Greece as a year-round tourism destination.

Greek Travel Agents to Present Tourism Action Plan ’12’ to Sector

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) on Tuesday will officially present its action plan “Dodeka”, which is designed to boost Greece's reputation as an all year round tourism destination.