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BCD Travel Chooses Amadeus

In an effort to enhance its value to clients, BCD Travel has selected Amadeus, the leading provider of technology to the travel and tourism industry, to deliver a single mid-office platform for the Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

ARGO Signs with Travelport

Greek travel agency ARGO Travel & Tourist Bureau recently signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport GDS, one of the world's leading global distribution system providers, for its Worldspan product.

XL Leisure Goes Bust

Britain's third largest package holiday operator XL Leisure Group went bankrupt last month due to high prices for jet fuel and adverse economic conditions.

TUI Hellas Protects the Environment

TUI Hellas announced it would tackle the global environmental threat through the implementation of a carbon-offset program to balance the emissions created by the tour operator's privately owned tour buses.

Sunways Travel Goes Green

Sunways Travel advised all travelers to "travel responsibly" at the presentation of its new environmental strategy in an event organized under the auspices of the City of Athens and the support of Technopolis and the Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company.

New Tour Operator Aims for A Unique Product Exclusively for Travel Agents

New tour operator "Plan and Go" opened its doors on May 2 with the aim of providing "reliable and competitive travel services and products to the package tour market," according to Nikos Bolias, general manager of Plan and Go.

Amphitrion Moves to New Premises

Amphitrion group of companies recently moved to new premises as part of its investment and development strategy. Amphitrion is now housed in new, modern, 2,000-square-meter offices at Megalou Alexandrou 7 & Karaiskou in Argyroupoli. The group of companies' telephone and...

Monogram and MTS Form New Tour Operation

New tour operator "Plan & Go" opens its doors on May 1st to provide the Greek market with a new and dynamic approach to travel. Plan & Go is staffed with some twenty well-experienced executives from the Greek tourism market and backed by the longstanding knowledge and...

Oceanis Travel Crosses the Channel

Oceanis Travel recently announced they are now the general sales agents for SNCF (the national railway of France), Rail Europe and the Eurostar trains that run between London and Paris in two hours and fifteen minutes. This adds to the existing Europe-wide network that Oceanis...

Chania Adds Western Crete Travel Agents Association

Crete welcomed a new addition to the tourism sector with the induction of the Association of West Crete Travel Agencies (ATAWC) in the official registry of associations with the number 20/27.06.07.

Kyvernitis Travel & Shipping Moves into New Premises

Kyvernitis Travel & Shipping, one of the most well known and respected travel agencies in the Greek market, has marked its forty plus year experience in travel and tourism by moving into new premises on Syngrou Avenue.

Ovadias Tours Suggests Alternative Promotion of Greece

Ovadias Tours, in October, communicated its ideology behind a campaign for the promotion of Greece in Asia. The tour operator sent a letter to Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos suggesting a new dimension in Greece's promotional campaign, which, according to the...

Internet Travel Sites vs Travel Agents

The Internet offers a plethora of travel sites, notably Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. Travelers can plan and book a trip in a matter of minutes, and travel planning over the web has consequently had an impact on travel agencies.

New Strategic Collaboration for Amadeus and DOTW

Amadeus global travel distribution system and Destinations of the World, the sole wholesale travel company dedicated to selling purely to the global travel trade, recently announced a new strategic collaboration that provides mutually beneficial use of information.

TUI and Carnival Corporation Annul Union

Leading world tour operator, TUI AG, and cruise company, Carnival Corporation, have annulled their cooperation agreement initiated earlier this year.

Fountas Group Inaugurates New Premises

Panayiotis Fountas, founder of the Fountas Group, recently held an event to inaugurate the new premises of the group of companies in Athens. Kronos Worldwide Travel is part of the group and has serviced the travel industry for some 35 years.

Zero Commission a Challenge to One-third of Travel Agencies

Amadeus recently published the results of its independent study on travel agent commissions and used the results to provide valuable insight to tour operators worldwide and maximize service fee revenue.

Monogram Signs Agreement with Arsenal F.C.

Monogram Events, a subsidiary of Monogram and one of the biggest of the Greek tourism enterprises, has signed an agreement with Arsenal to become the official sponsor of Arsenal Soccer Schools in Greece. The first functional body of the soccer school will be in the district of Palini.

National Travel Agents’ Associations Seek Mediterranean Cooperation

Representatives of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) met in Rome recently with associations from Greece, Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey to consider the future of a "Mediterranean...

TUI and First Choice Merge

One of Europe's biggest tourism enterprises, TUI, announced last month that it is merging its tour operations with First Choice to create Europe's largest tour operator.