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German Tour Operators On Low Bookings To Greece

A 30-percent-drop forecast for bookings was made last month for this tourism season by Greek tourism professionals, during a workshop held by Germany's leading travel industry media group FVW Mediengruppe in Athens.

German Tour Operators Launch Campaign For Greek Tourism

“For true friends only trust counts,” is the slogan of a print campaign launched in late March in the German media to support Greek tourism.

Travel Agencies To Increase Competitive Advantage Via EOS CODE

“Tour operators and travel agencies need to modernize their way of operation and provide high quality services and specialized products in a responsible and professional manner,” Yiorgos Telonis, president of Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in...

Thomas Cook Gives Greek Tourism Market A Scare

Greece’s tourism industry recently expressed concerns in regards to the tremendous impact the near-bankruptcy of British tour operator Thomas Cook Group would have had on the Greek tourism market.

TUI Sparks Panic With Drachma Warning To Greek Hoteliers

“In recent months, one of the reasons we got into this situation was the misinformation and the fact that markets made reckless movements without taking data and results under consideration,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos told US business TV channel CNBC last...

Deputy Minister Holds Talks With Russian Tour Operators

Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis met with seven leading Russian tour operators last month and discussed further actions to boost the upward trend of Russian visits to Greece.

Amadeus Assists Travel Agents In “Online Arena”

“Amadeus Hellas will continue to support travel professionals in every possible way in order to enable the success in their business efforts,” General Manager Amadeus Hellas Eva Karamanou told GTP during a specially designed one-day seminar for travel agencies organized for the...

Bogus Tour Guides Spotted On Crete

In recent years the phenomenon of illegal tours organized by travel agencies has increased rapidly and essentially has abolished the tour guide profession, according to the Association of Professional Tour Guides of Crete-Santorini.

Travel Plan Puts Religious Tourism On The Agenda

“We are committed to plan attractive tour packages of Byzantine travel for everyone,” Travel Plan’s managing director Giorgos Daskalakis said last month during the signing of a memorandum of understanding with the Holy Archdiocese of Athens’ Mission charity organization.

Greece In Trouble Over E.U. Travel Agent VAT Rules

Greece is among the eight Member States that were referred to the European Union’s Court of Justice for failing to properly implement E.U. VAT rules for travel agents, the European Commission announced in late January.

Heronia Travel Joins “Strongest Companies In Greece”

Heronia Travel S.A. announced last month that it has joined the “Strongest Companies of Greece” community, according to the rating score of ICAP Group.

Kavaliero Viajes Teams Up With Astra Airlines

Kavaliero Viajes last month announced a deal with Astra Airlines for scheduled flights to Paphos, Cyprus, directly from Thessaloniki as of 4 March.

Thomas Cook Upsets European Hoteliers

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels has joined forces with hotel associations in Europe in a fight against UK-based holiday company Thomas Cook as it has imposed a unilateral five percent cut on its August and September accommodation invoices for European hotels.

Detto Travel Among The “Strongest Companies In Greece”

Detto Travel has been included in the “Strongest Companies in Greece” community announced recently by ICAP Group.

Kiss Flights Goes Bankrupt

British budget travel company Kiss Flights collapsed on 17 August due to bankruptcy and left some 13,000 travelers stranded abroad and another 60,000 to find new bookings.

Goldtrail Travel Company Collapses

British travel company Goldtrail, which specializes in holidays to Greece and Turkey, collapsed financially last month, leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded abroad and many more forced to change their holiday plans.

GS Travel Thinks Inside The Box

GS Travel last month announced its involvement with recreational tourism through a new passenger service titled “the BOX travel.”

Danae Announces New Service

Danae’s ambition is to continually add new products and services and provide them online in the most reliable and innovative way to cover the needs of visitors to Greece, according to Danae travel bureau’s general manager, Philippos Kitsopoulos.

Acadimos Holidays In The Northern Suburbs

Acadimos Holidays travel agency last month opened its new branch in Nea Erythrea in the heart of the areas shopping center.

Greek Tourism Up Against “Cold” Winter

Foreign arrivals at Greek airports fell nine percent year-on-year in August while the number of foreign visitors in Greece dropped 8.5 percent in the first eight months of the year, the Research Institute for Tourism and Forecasts (ITEP) recently said. The institute sees airport...