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International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum in H1 2018

International tourist arrivals grew by 6 percent in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017, according to UNWTO’s latest barometer.

AIA Honors Airlines for 2017 Performance at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their scheduled services during 2017.

Greek Tourism Expo Rebrands to ‘AIT Expo’, Opens in December 2018

The Athens International Tourism (AIT) Expo, formerly known as Greek Tourism Expo, will take place December 7-9 in Athens.

Condor Honors ATPI as its Top Producer in Greece for 2017

Condor recently honored ATPI, a leading corporate travel company, for its outstanding performance as the airline’s top producer in Greece for 2017.

Eva Air Takes Delivery of First Boeing 777 Freighter

Eva Air recently had its first Boeing 777 freighter aircraft delivered, which will serve the airline's destinations in Asia and North America.
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Travelport Universal API Launches In Asia

Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, recently announced the launch of its ground-breaking Travelport Universal API (Application Programming Interface) to developers in Asia. Now available in over 90 countries,...

AIA Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2010, during the 11th Airline Marketing Workshop.

AIA Reports Positive Q1 Figures

Despite difficulties the air transport industry is facing due to the crisis, Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos last month reported improved passenger traffic and air flight figures.

Economic Crisis Affects Business Travel

The expectations of business travelers are in a turnaround as the economic pressure has made them care less about luxury and more about the basics a hotel delivers, a recent survey said.

Athens Promoted at EIBTM

Athens was recently promoted as a destination for events, meetings and incentives to more than 30 countries of Europe, North and South America, Asia and Australia by the Athens Convention Bureau (ACB), which participated for the first time at the global Meetings & Incentive...

Asian Adventure From Athens

One of the first foreign-flag cruise ships to begin its itinerary from Athens, Azamara Quest, docked in Piraeus last month.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...

World Travel & Tourism Council Foresees Continued Growth in 2008

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), in cooperation with Oxford Economics, recently produced the results of research that indicates continued growth for the travel sector in 2008 despite the repercussions of ongoing global concerns. WTTC leaders revealed that the...

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...

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...

SETE Outlook Optimistic for Tourism in 2008

The Association of Greek Tourist Enterprises recently held its sixth conference entitled "The dynamics of changes in world tourism; how do they effect us? What is our reaction?"

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...

Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts Choose Greece

The Banyan Tree Hotels and Resorts selected Greece as its first location in Europe. The company anticipates the creation of two luxury resorts, on the island of Santorini and Pylos of Messinia, under its management by 2009.

World Travel Trends 2007 for WTM by Euromonitor

World Travel Market is a four-day travel industry event (November 12-15, London) that brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of the industry. A record breaking 46,945 travel industry professionals participated at WTM 2006 representing 202 countries and regions.