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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.

Market Optimistic for 2006 Tourism Arrivals & Revenue

Travel agents, hoteliers, car-rental agencies and tour operators are enthusiastic and optimistic for this year's tourism season. They foresee yet another year of increases in arrivals and revenue.

Tour Operators and Cruise Lines Cut Agency Commissions

After the success of airlines in cutting travel agency commissions, some of Europe's tour operators have jumped onto the bandwagon and taken the opportunity to cut their commission rates. Presently, analysts say the hotly-debated move of some British Tour operators to cut agent...

Greece Airways Welcomed to Athens International

Athens International Airport Eleftherios Venizelos last month welcomed Greece Airways to the Athens airport community. The new airline, a subsidiary of Air Scotland but with Greek participation, recently launched two weekly scheduled services (every Monday & Friday) that...

Germany’s ITB Features Technology Congress

The ITB Travel Technology Congress will take place this year from March 14 to 16 in Hall 7.1b during Germany’s ITB travel fair. The opening event, on Sunday, March 14, will examine the opportunities for an upturn in the travel market in 2004, which could be brought about as a...

Internet Success Depends On Brand Awareness

Three years ago, some $26 billion of leisure, unmanaged business and corporate travel were purchased online worldwide. Latest forecasts by Internet specialists, such as U.S.-based PhoCusWright, see global online travel sales reaching more than $80 billion this year.

ITB Tourism Fair Remains Industry Leader

The world's leading tourism exchange, International Tourism Exchange ITB Berlin, remains the industry's number one fair and Greek participation this year again will be substantial.

C&N Bids For Thomson Travel

A decent development in Europe's tourism industry places the sector within the new globalization sphere where most of the world's major industries now sit. Last month, C&N Touristik (Condor & Neckermann) made an official hostile takeover bid for the UK's Thomson Travel Group. The...

École Ducasse Unveils Exclusive Partnerships for 2020

The three French schools of the École Ducasse network - the Paris Studio, the Paris Campus and the École Nationale Supérieure de Pâtisserie - in 2020 will welcome prestigious partnerships as well as a myriad of talented culinary and pastries Chefs.

TUI Increases Hotel Capacity in Greece by 10% for Summer 2020

TUI has increased hotel capacity in Greece by 10 percent for summer 2020 to meet the rising demand from the German market.

WTTC: Action Needed to Maintain Europe’s Travel & Tourism Competitiveness

The WTTC has called for action to maintain Europe’s travel and tourism competitiveness, during its first Europe Leaders Forum in Lisbon, Portugal.

Liquidity, Return of Rival Markets Break Greek Tourism Spell

Limited access to cash on top of recovering rival markets are taking a bite out of Greece’s tourism sector in terms of arrivals and revenue, according to market experts.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.

Rise in Numbers @ Greek Destinations Over Holidays

Traditional winter destinations across Greece welcomed a rise in visitors over the holidays while tourism professionals are already speaking of positive pre-bookings for the the summer ahead.

Θεαματική αύξηση της επισκεψιμότητας στο 100% Hotel Show 2016

Το τέταρτο 100% Hotel Show, η δυναμικότερα ανερχόμενη έκθεση για ξενοδόχους και επαγγελματίες τουρισμού στην Ελλάδα, ολοκληρώθηκε τη Δευτέρα, 28 Νοεμβρίου, σημειώνοντας θεαματική αύξηση της επισκεψιμότητας, που αγγίζει το...

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

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.

Greece Launches Pilot Dual Vocational Education System For Tourism Studies

Greece has launched a pilot dual vocational education and training system for young Greeks that want to pursue a career in the tourism sector and will combine classroom and business, theory and practice, learning and working.