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Thessaloniki New ‘Happening’ City Break Destination, ABTA Says

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has included the Greek city of Thessaloniki among the destinations to watch for in 2019.

Airlines Making Contingency Plans Ahead of Potential Brexit Upset

Unclear air traffic regulations due to Brexit, may lead to disruption, or even worse, to the complete halt of operations for up to a week.

ABTA: Refunds for Cancelled Trips Due to Brexit, but No Compensation

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has confirmed that travelers will be entitled to a full refund should their holidays be cancelled due to Brexit.

Brits Have Soft Spot for Europe, Tourism Figures Rising

All the more Brits are packing their bags, many eyeing Greece, as demonstrated by the rising outgoing tourism figures presented by the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Opinion – Fear-mongering: Against Travelers’ Best Interests

Opinion: To capitalize on a nation’s or destination’s tragedy to create false perceptions, serve dubious interests or perpetuate prejudice, is unethical. Fear-mongering is never in the best interests of the traveler.

Greece Remains Safe Travel Destination

In view of the fatal wildfires this week in Greece, tourism authorities are reassuring visitors that travel is safe and all the necessary measures are in place.

EU Ministers OK Brexit Phase-out Period Guidelines

In efforts to minimize disruption in business, tourism and security, EU ministers agreed to a set of guidelines in order to finalize post-Brexit relations with the UK.

ABTA: Aviation ‘Critical Issue’, EU Air Deal a Must Before Brexit

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on the UK government to reach an aviation agreement with the EU before the Brexit deadline in March 2019.

Thessaloniki is a ‘Trendy’ Destination, ABTA Chairman says

Thessaloniki is a popular destination for Britons, due to its sites and multicultural features, according to ABTA Chairman Noel Josephides.

ABTA Outlines Key Points Ahead of Brexit Travel and Tourism Talks

According to ABTA, Brexit opens up possibilities for new partnerships and relationships as the EU is an important market for UK domestic and outbound travel and tourism businesses.

Hey Traveler, After UK EU Dropout Think About This…

Brexit and its repercussions is all over the news after last Thursday’s decision by UK voters to leave the EU behind and go it alone. But what can a traveler to much-loved London and other British destinations now expect?

ABTA Travel Convention Wraps Up in Greece – Video Highlights

A highly successful ABTA 2015 Travel Convention came to an end on Wednesday, October 14, in Costa Navarino in the Region of the Peloponnese, Greece. ABTA CEO Mark Tanzer comments on the convention.

ABTA Travel Meet at Costa Navarino Set to Kick Off on Monday

The UK’s largest travel association, ABTA is ready to talk tourism during this year’s convention to open in Greece, on Monday, October 12, at luxury resort Costa Navarino, in the southwest Peloponnese.

Greece Among ABTA’s Destinations to Watch, Consumer Confidence in Tourism Recovers

The Peloponnese is among the destinations to watch, according to the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA), while consumer confidence in the tourism market is rising with holidaymakers planning to spend more, try out new activities and destinations, go local and celebrate...

New, Spacious Offices for Athens Convention Bureau

Staff of the Athens Convention Bureau recently moved into fresh redecorated offices in the center of the city. And even though it continues to work without a regular annual budget – its only funds come from members' annual dues – the office has managed to pull in an...

New World Travel Agent Alliance

A group of travel agency organizations have formed the World Travel Agents’ Associations Alliance. Announced recently in Geneva, Switzerland, the WTAAA aims to facilitate exchanges of information and advice about matters of mutual interest to its members around the globe.

Global Tourism Back On Track

Global tourism is on the road to recovery despite worries over terrorism and the SARS virus, with visitor numbers expected to increase strongly for the foreseeable future, the British research group Mintel said.

Tourism Industry Takes Action At World Tourism Market To End Crisis

Greece's tourism heads were optimistic after their contacts with UK's most important tour operators during the International World Tourism Market in London last month. General Tourism Secretary Dimitrios Georgarakis and Hellenic Tourism Organization President Evgenios...

ABTA Congress Explored Internet Positives And Negatives

The Association of British Travel Agent’s (ABTA) recent congress on Kos gave delegates some tasty food for thought. During the four-day event, which was perhaps the best-organized event ever held in Greece, up-market speakers attempted to foresee the future regarding travel and...

Kipriotis Conference Center To Host ABTA Conference

With Greece’s largest conference center to date, the Kipriotis Group on the island of Kos will host the Association of British Travel Agents’ (ABTA) annual conference, to be held October 27-31. Greece was chose over several of its Mediterranean competitors including up-and-...