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UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Cyprus Airways Signs Interline Agreement with Qatar Airways

Cyprus Airways has signed an interline agreement with Qatar Airways, aiming to provide its passengers with additional flights to more destinations.

Digital Technology Delivers Far More than Cost Savings for Airports, Says Report

The potential of digital technologies within the airport environment are explored in a study titled “Airport Digital Transformation”, conducted by Arthur D. Little and commissioned by Amadeus.

Cobalt Air Offers Low Fares to Students

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air is extending its special fares offer for students by releasing additional seats at low prices onboard its aircraft.

Interview: ‘Discover the World Greece’ Management Talks Aviation, Tourism

The father-son management of Discover the World Greece talks to GTP Headlines on issues regarding Greek tourism and the aviation sector.

Commission Calls for Full US-EU Visa Reciprocity

European lawmakers recently pushed for the imposition of visas on US citizens traveling to Europe in a move towards resolving a transatlantic dispute running since 2014 which does not allow nationals of five EU countries to enter the US without a visa.

Caterina Galiti, Training Manager at Mega Airlines Studies

This week, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) introduces Caterina Galiti, the Training Manager at Mega Airlines Studies, a leading training center in Greece certified by the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Brazil’s GOL Joins BSP in Greece, Appoints Discover the World as GSA

Brazilian airline GOL Linhas Aéreas Inteligentes (G3), the largest low-cost airline in Latin America, announced it has joined Greece’s BSP (Billing Settlement Plan) booking system.

Lufthansa’s Decision to Charge for GDS Bookings Sparks Reaction from Amadeus

The Lufthansa Group airlines announced on Tuesday that as of September 1 it will include a 16-euro surcharge - the Distribution Cost Charge (DCC) - for every ticket issued by a booking channel using GDS for flights with Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Brussels Airlines and Swiss.

Amadeus Unveils Solution Allowing Airlines to Better Manage Delayed and Cancelled Flights

Amadeus recently unveiled the first mobile solution for handling flight disruptions based on personalized and intelligent re-accommodation options, in order to better manage the age-old problem of delayed and cancelled flights.

Etihad Airways Announces Strong First Quarter Results With Positive Growth

Etihad Airways has announced its strongest ever passenger and cargo volumes for a first quarter, together with $1.4 billion in total revenues during the three-month period, marking a year-on-year increase of 27 percent.

Condor To Connect Kalamata, Greece, With German Cities Via New Flight

This summer, Condor will launch a new route to Kalamata from the German cities of Dusseldorf, Frankfurt, Munich and Stuttgart.
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GTP’s Guide to Tourism Education in Greece

GTP Special on Tourism Education in Greece.

ECTAA: Still No Refund For Spanair And Malev Customers

“A solution to the bankruptcies of airlines is vital,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month citing a statement released by the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA), whose members include HATTA, in regards to the...

Memorial

The Greek tourism industry said goodbye last month to two of its prominent members. Anastasios Stylianopoulos and Panagiotis Zerzivilis were two leading figures that both had a vision and a passion for the sector they served.

Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.

Airline Industry Performance Improving

The airline industry turned the corner in June, according to Giovanni Bisignani, IATA`s Director General and CEO. "Although we are still well below where we were at the same time last year, travelers are returning," he said. "We expect that traffic recovery will intensify through...

Tourism Crisis Not Critical

European Union travel agencies may be suffering somewhat financially, but for the moment the repercussions from the September terrorism attack are not near as bad as first anticipated, said Carl Axel Rheborg, president of ECTAA, which is the group of national agents and tour...