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ABTA: British Travellers Love Greece

Greece is a traditionally popular destination for British travelers, according to the chairman of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Noel Josephides.

ABTA – The Travel Convention 2015

This year’s ABTA Travel Convention takes place from 12-14 October in Westin Resort Costa Navarino located at the Greek region of Messinia, Peloponnese.

ABTA Travel Convention Expected to Give Peloponnese, Greece, Tourism Boost

Hosting the 2015 Travel Convention of the Association of British Travel Agents can be a great way for the Greek Region of the Peloponnese to showcase itself to the travel industry and for key players in the industry to forge new relationships with that destination, according to...

Greece Among ‘Great Summer Getaway’ Spots of UK Holidaymakers

"Many ABTA Members are reporting an increase in late bookings to Greece following the recent progress in securing a bailout, with customers taking advantage of some exceptional deals", said ABTA Chief Executive Mark Tanzer last week, a few days before the "great summer getaway"...

ABTA: VAT Hikes in Greece Should Not Affect Majority of Holidays This Summer

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) on Tuesday informed British holidaymakers and travellers heading out to Greece that the increases of the country's value added tax (VAT) rates are not expected to affect the majority of holidays this summer.

ABTA Update: ‘Business as Usual’ in Greece

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) on Monday said that it is "business as usual" in the resorts in Greece and that bars, shops and restaurants are adequately supplied and open as usual.

ABTA Issues Advice on Travel to Greece Due to UK Media Reports

In light of UK media reports on Greece's financial situation, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has advised holidaymakers heading to Greece this summer to take some cash in euros with them as well as other payment methods so that they are covered for all situations.

British ‘Earlybirds’ Place Greece Among Most Popular Destinations for 2015

Based on early bookings of British holidaymakers, Greece is among the most popular destinations for the coming year, the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) revealed today.

Greece Most Popular Destination for British Solo Travellers

Greece is the most popular destination for Britons holidaying alone, according to the analysis of 100,000 holiday bookings carried out by UK travel inspiration website 101 Holidays.

European Travel Professionals Express Concern on Possible ‘Hasty’ Hotel VAT Hike in Greece

Tour operators and travel agents in Europe have joined Greek tourism professionals in their request to the Greek Government to not increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

Travel Package Directive: European Council Agrees on “General Approach”, Industry Professionals Express Concern

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a "general approach" for the reform of the Travel Package Directive, amending the European Commission’s earlier proposals. The "general approach" is on the basis of a compromise text prepared by the Italian Presidency.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

UK Travel Agents Have Faith In Greece As A Destination

Greece's significant tourism growth was discussed in a meeting in London on Friday 31 October between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the chairman of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), Noel Josephides.

Costa Navarino In Greece To Hold Major Volkswagen Nine-Week Dealer Event

The entire Westin Resort unit of the Costa Navarino luxury coastal resort complex in the Messinia region of Greece, is booked for the next two months as it will host the international "Passat Experience" event of Volkswagen.

Region of Peloponnese, Greece, To Host ABTA Travel Convention In 2015

Messinia, the Region of Peloponnese, will host the 2015 Travel Convention of the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA). The convention is considered a top tourism event and is expected to attract over 600 British travel agents/ABTA members to Greece.

Travel Industry’s Biggest Companies To Attend WTM’s Responsible Tourism Program

World Travel Market 2014’s Responsible Tourism Program will include some of the biggest names in travel including Tui, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Greece Expected To Attract More British Tourists This Year

ABTA’s 2014 Travel Trends Report highlights Greece as one of the 12 destinations to watch for this year as the country was one of the most popular overseas holiday destinations in 2013 for Brits.

Greece Chosen By Brits When Abroad On Holiday

Greece is among the 10 most preferred holiday destinations of British travelers, according to a recent infographic released by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).
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