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Trivago: Athens Hotel Room Rates Decline in July

Hotel room rates in Athens declined by 5 percent following the trend across Europe, according to trivago’s Hotel Price Index (tHPI).

Athens Hotels Among Europe’s Most Affordable in October

Athens' hotels are among the most competitive in Europe, with the average hotel price reaching 96 euros in October, according to data released by trivago.

KLM Serves Unique Wines with Dutch Masters Labels

KLM is providing the passengers of its World Business Class with five special wines, which bear labels depicting paintings from Amsterdam’s Rijksmuseum.

Trivago: Rome, Bansko, Thessaloniki Top New Year Destinations for Greeks

Rome, Bansko and Thessaloniki top the preferences of Greek travelers for the New Year holidays, according to data released by trivago.

Air Mediterranean Announces Seven New Routes from Athens

Air Mediterranean is launching new scheduled direct routes between Athens and seven destinations in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.

KLM to Continue Athens – Amsterdam Morning Flight

KLM Royal Dutch Airlines announced that it will continue to operate the morning flight between Athens and Amsterdam, as part of its winter schedule.

Thessaloniki Significantly Rises as a Business Destination

Thessaloniki, northern Greece registered a significant rise as a conference destination, moving up 65 places, from the 163rd position to the 78th.

KLM Announces Five New Destinations in Europe

In summer 2016 KLM Royal Dutch Airlines will expand its medium-haul network with scheduled service to five new destinations: Southampton and Inverness in the UK, Dresden in Germany, Genoa in Italy and and Valencia in Spain.
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Etihad Airways To Launch Daily Flights Between UAE And Belgrade

Etihad Airways will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from 15 June 2013.
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Etihad And Garuda Indonesia Offer More Codeshare Flights And New Destinations

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.

Olympic Air and KLM Sign Code Share Agreement

Olympic Air and KLM signed a code share agreement last month that entitled the airlines to market flights between Amsterdam and Athens for connecting traffic under each other’s flight numbers.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

Olympic Air Takes Off

Olympic Air, the successor of former state-run carrier Olympic Airlines, made its first official flight to Thessaloniki on 1 October with an Airbus 320. The first route symbolically retraced the route first taken by Aristotelis Onasis' Olympic Airways on 6 April 1957 with a...

Positive Tourism Trend to Athens Continues

A recent study shows that tourists to Greece's capital spend more money, visit more sites and keep hotels more profitable, and it appears that the trend will continue.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

OpenSkies Gets DOT Approval

British Airways subsidiary airline OpenSkies received United States Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to begin flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York's JFK airport last month.

Attica Hotel Association is Realistic and Optimistic

The Attica Hotel Association recently held its 38th annual assembly where its members revealed and discussed statistics for 2007. The assembly was opened by the president of the association, George Tsakiris, who began by referring to 2006 as "an overall successful year for the...

Athens International Airport Retains its Title

The Official Airline Guide (OAG) recently announced the route Barcelona-Madrid to be the most frequent route with 971 flights weekly. The route Sao Paolo Congonhas-Rio de Janeiro with 894 weekly flights came runner up, and then Jeju-Seoul Gimpo with 858 flights and...

Positive Outlook in Tourism Traffic for 2007

The Athens Hoteliers Association recently shared statistics collected from monthly reports on hotel occupancy in Athens and the Attica region. In the months of May and June an increase in traffic has been noted of approximately six percent.

Greece Experiences Twenty Percent Rise In Arrivals

At its annual press call to discuss tourism developments the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises said tourism arrivals to Greece have increased more than 19.5 percent in the period 2005-2006 when compared with 2004. It also forecast another major increase this year since the...
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