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Turkey Looking to Ban 20 Travel Booking Sites

Turkey's travel agents' body said it would be filing law suits against 20 travel and reservation sites, including Airbnb and Expedia, citing unfair play.

Sabre Integrates Booking.com Listings into Lodging Platform

Sabre Corporation's agency customers will soon have access to all Booking.com listings, following an agreement signed between the two companies.

Marin Dream Hotel Receives Guest Review Award 2017 by Booking.com

The Marin Dream Hotel on Crete has been honored with the Guest Review Award 2017 by the online reservation platform Booking.com.

Elianthos Villas Receives Guest Review Award 2017 by Booking.com

Elianthos Villas, located on Crete, was recently honored with the Guest Review Award 2017 by the online booking platform Booking.com.

SiteMinder: Top 15 Revenue-generating Booking Channels for Greece’s hotels in 2017

SiteMinder, a leading cloud platform for the global hotel industry, has revealed the 15 booking channels that generated the greatest revenue for hotels in Greece.

Sofitel Athens Airport Receives Guest Review Award 2017 by Booking.com

The Sofitel Athens Airport received a Guest Review Award by Booking.com for the high-quality hospitality services it offered in 2017.

Nikolaos Lardis Joins Ryanair as Sales & Marketing Manager East Med

Low-cost carrier Ryanair has appointed Nikolaos Lardis as its new sales and marketing manager for Eastern Mediterranean.

Start-up ‘Alternative Athens’ Awarded for Sustainable Tourism Practices

Alternative Athens, a start-up specializing in thematic tourism, is among the six winners of the Booking.com Booster Lab for Sustainable Tourism.

Aqua Vista Hotels: Utilizing Modern Technology for Tourism Development

Aqua Vista Hotels recently participated in the IMIC 2017 international conference and shared its know-how on the importance of utilizing modern technology for tourism development.

Booking.com: Greece Among Top Global Food Destinations

Greece ranks fourth on a list of top food destinations around the world, as endorsed by the travelers of online booking platform Booking.com.

Booking.com Activities Suspended in Turkey

The activities of online hotel booking platform Booking.com have been suspended in Turkey, following a decision by an Istanbul court.

Creta Maris Wins 2016 Award of Excellence by Booking.com

The Creta Maris Beach Resort on Crete recently received the 2016 Award of Excellence from Booking.com with a review score of 9.1 out of 10.

Sofitel Athens Airport Once Again Awarded for Guest Reviews on Booking.com

Sofitel Athens Airport has been honored with the Guest Review Award 2016 from Booking.com for achieving top review scores for its hospitality services.

Sofitel Athens Airport Wins Booking.com’s ‘Guest Review Award 2015’

Sofitel Athens Airport was recently recognized as a top performing hotel based on guest reviews as it received the "Guest Review Award 2015" from popular travel website Booking.com.

Greek Hotels: Expedia, Booking.com Agree to Allow Leeway for Fair Competition

The Hellenic Competition Commission will drop a formal investigation concerning Booking.com’s and Expedia’s cooperation agreements with hotel businesses in Greece, after the two companies agreed to revise their contracts with hotel owners, paving the way for greater flexibility...

Booking.com Settles with EU Regulators, Hotels Can Now Offer Lower Prices Elsewhere

US company Booking.com was slapped on Tuesday with a decision to loosen its disputed pricing and availability contracts with hotels in three European countries after EU competition authorities examined complaints that the online agent was curbing competition.

Young Face of the Week: Alexandros Dardoufas, Account Manager, Booking.com

This week, GTP introduces Alexandros Dardoufas, the account manager for online booking website Booking.com.

Creta Maris Receives Booking.com’s Excellence Award for 2014 Guest Reviews

The Creta Maris Beach Resort in Hersonissos, Crete, has been recognized as a top performing hotel based on guest reviews on Booking.com, a leader in online accommodation booking.

HOTREC Calls for Parity Clauses from Hotel Distribution Contracts to be Banned

HOTREC, the organization representing the hotel sector in Europe, said it opposes to any commitment by Online Travel Agents trying to maintain parity clauses in hotel room distribution in one form or the other.

EU Launches Market Tests in Investigations in Online Hotel Booking Sector by French, Swedish and Italian Competition Authorities

The European Commission has announced the launch of market tests in antitrust investigations by the French, Swedish and Italian competition authorities in the online hotel booking sector.