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IATA Predicts Traffic Growth Set to Slow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released full-year traffic results for 2007. The results show international passenger traffic demand grew 7.4 percent for the year 2007 that is a considerable increase from the 5.9 percent increase recorded in 2006. In...

IATA Launches New Portal

The International Air Transport Association recently launched www.iatatravelcentre.com, a new portal to inform passengers and offer personalized advice for travel planning and trip preparation.

IATA Survey Shows Airline Passengers Want More Self-Service

The International Air Transport Association reported that the results of its 2007 corporate air travel survey showed that passengers overwhelmingly saw value in new technologies to simplify the travel process. Some 10,000 travelers participated in the survey, which revealed that...

Privacy of Passenger Data At Issue

As we go to press, a new agreement has not been reached between the EU and the U.S. on the transfer of airline passenger name records (PNR) to the U.S. government.

Smaller Airlines Preferred By Travelers

It looks like the average flyer believes that the smaller airlines are safer than the big named companies. September's passenger load factor figures were down for Greece's largest airline, state-owned Olympic Airways, as well as major international carriers out of Athens, but...

Travel Agents Blame Government For Tourism Arrival Decrease

Because government employees can not do their job properly and because government is unable or unwilling to give the proper incentive or education to rectify the matter, Greece loses billions of drachmas in precious tourism foreign exchange, says Yiannis Evangelou, president of...

Qantas to Require Covid-19 Vaccination on All Int’l Flights

Pre-flight Covid-19 vaccination will be a “necessity” for passengers wishing to fly internationally with Qantas, according to the airline’s CEO.

ACI World Renews Health Accreditation for the 14 Greek Airports Run by Fraport Greece

The 14 Greek airports run by Fraport Greece have received renewed health accreditation from ACI World for the measures implemented to curb the spread of Covid-19.

No More Masks in Airports or on Airplanes as of May 16, Say EU Authorities

EASA and ECDC have updated the health measures for air travel, dropping the recommendation for mandatory mask-wearing in airports and on flights.

Greece Seeks Ways to Compensate for Russia-Ukraine Impact on Tourism

Greece tourism authorities are looking for ways to address the possible backlash on tourist inflows and revenues created by the Russian-Ukraine conflict.
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Covid-19 Impact on Greek Tourism

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is providing a timeline with select moments of the Covid-19 pandemic and its impact on the Greek tourism sector.

UN Aviation Agency ICAO Releases Global Health Certificate Database 

The UN aviation agency ICAO has created a new system that aims to ensure the validity of health certificates, including those for Covid-19, used for travel.

EU Extends Slot Relief Rules for Airlines Until October 2022

The European Commission adopted an extension to the airport slot relief rules of the 2022 summer scheduling season, running from March 28 until October 29.

Η Mega Airlines Studies σας καλεί να γίνετε οι επόμενοι επαγγελματίες του τουρισμού

Η σχολική χρονιά ξεκίνησε και η Mega Airlines Studies, με 22 χρόνια εμπειρίας στο χώρο της τουριστικής εκπαίδευσης, καλωσορίζει τους νέους σπουδαστές.

European Commission Gives Answers to Questions About the EU Digital COVID Certificate

The European Commission provides answers to the most commonly asked questions regarding the EU Digital Covid Certificate, which aims to facilitate travel within Europe.

Interview – Mate Hoffmann: ‘Greece Continues to be One of Qatar Airways’ Most Prominent Markets’

Qatar Airways is committed to further developing tourism and trade connections with Greece, says Mate Hoffmann, the airline's Regional Manager for Southern Europe.

Global Tourism Sector ‘Disappointed’ with UK’s ‘Green List’

Global tourism stakeholders are disappointed with the UK’s “green list” of countries that excludes popular holiday destinations such as Greece and Spain.

Greece Eases Some Covid-19 Lockdown Rules, Keeps Movement Restrictions in Place

Greece from January 25 will ease a few Covid-19 lockdown measures but keep movement-related restrictions in place.

EU Leaders Fail to Agree on Covid-19 Vaccination Certificate

The EU has not reached a decision on a unified approach to movement of individuals in the Covid-19 era, which would help restart the economy and facilitate travel.

Greece’s Covid-19 Vaccine Certificate Proposal ‘Rocks the Boat’ at EU

Greece's proposal for an EU-wide coronavirus vaccination certificate to facilitate safe travel will be raised on January 21 during an EU leaders tele-conference.