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ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

Greece Lifts Partial Ban on Notorious Quad Bikes

A partial ban on the notorious quad bikes, seen in dozens roaming the Greeks islands during the summer months, has been lifted.

Rhapsody Travel Receives ‘Travelife’ Certification for Sustainability

Rhapsody Travel has been honored with the Travelife Certified Award for its long-term commitment to sustainability and corporate social responsibility.

ABTA Elects Alistair Rowland as New Chairman

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has elected Alistair Rowland, Chief Retail Officer of Mid-Counties Co-operative Ltd, as its new chairman.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

ABTA: New Brexit Deadline Creates Confidence for Summer Travel

The extension granted to British Prime Minister Theresa May for Brexit by October 31, has provided travelers with confidence, according to ABTA.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Greece Looks to Lessen Impact of Brexit on Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry is looking to lessen the impact of Brexit on travel and tourism in case of a no-deal scenario between the UK and the EU.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

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.

WTM London 2018 to Offer a ‘Taste’ of Food Tourism

Aiming to help the global travel industry keep on top of the trends, WTM London this year is placing a special focus on food tourism, a diverse and evolving sector.

Mitsis Hotels’ Blue Domes Resort Certified with ‘Travelife Gold Award’

Mitsis Hotels’ Blue Domes Resort & Spa on Kos has been certified with the Travelife Gold Award for its sustainable operation, social and environmental practices.

ABTA Warns Traveling Brits to Avoid Hiring Quad Bikes

Citing dire statistics on road accidents, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on all Brits to avoid hiring quad bikes for their transport.

ABTA: Responsible Tourism to Take Center Stage in 2018

Increased awareness of responsible tourism and value for money are set to shape 2018 holiday choices, according to the ABTA Travel Trends 2018 report.

Greece: Last Minute Bookings May ‘Pay’ Brexit Price

The president of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), Andreas Andreadis, expects last minute bookings to Greece to be affected from the United Kingdom's vote to leave the European Union.

Brexit: Travel and Tourism Legislation to Remain Unchanged for Now

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) said on Friday that travel to, from and within the EU and UK will not be affected in the short term. The statement came after Britain voted to leave the European Union in a referendum on June 23.

ABTA: How will ‘Brexit’ Affect Your Holiday? – Q&A

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has released a very useful Q&A that provides answers to questions regarding the impact of "Brexit" on travel plans.

FEDHATTA Honors South Aegean Region, Argo Travel and UK’s ABTA

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) recently honored the South Aegean Region and Argo Travel Group for contributing to Greek tourism and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) for supporting Greece's travel sector.

FEDHATTA Officially Launches Greek Tourism Action Plan ’12’, Aims to Extend the Season

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FEDHATTA) has launched an action plan, dubbed “Dodeka”, designed to boost Greece as a year-round tourism destination.