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Long-haul Travellers Still Cautious About Planning Trips to Europe, ETC Says

As the EU looks set to open its borders, it is imperative that clear messages are communicated to international travellers wishing to visit Europe, says the ETC.

Saudi Arabia Bans Entry for Travelers from 20 Countries

Saudi Arabia has temporarily banned entry to its territory for travelers from 20 countries, aiming to curb the spread of Covid-19 in the country.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Serves ‘Greek Breakfast’ to Foreign Diplomats

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels held a culinary event to introduce its Greek Breakfast initiative to Greece’s foreign diplomats.

UNWTO: China Remains World’s Top Tourism Spender

Tourism expenditure from major outbound markets reflected an increasing demand for international tourism in 2016, with China, the U.S. and Germany as the world's top spenders.

GNTO Attends WTM Latin America 2017, Comes Closer to Brazilian Market

Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Secretary General, Dimitris Tryfonopoulos, held a series of meetings with Brazilian tourism professionals at the World Travel Market (WTM) Latin America 2017.

Avianca Brasil Launches Direct Flights to the US and Chile

Avianca Brazil will offer direct, daily services from Sao Paulo to Miami and Santiago with newly delivered A330-200 aircraft. Tickets to and from the United States are on sale.

WTM Latin America Announces 2016 Event Schedule

The fourth edition of WTM Latin America 2016, which takes place March 29 - 31 in São Paulo, Brazil, alongside the 45th Braztoa Business Meeting, has revealed its industry leading event schedule.

Avianca Brasil Joins Star Alliance Network

The Star Alliance member carriers welcomed their newest member, Avianca Brasil, at a special ceremony held at Guarulhos International Airport on Wednesday.

Greece To Target Emerging Markets Through New Tourism Strategy

Greece will promote its tourism product through modern media promotion tools, according to the country's new communication strategy for tourism that was presented in Athens on 25 June.

World Cup 2014: Lufthansa Becomes “Fanhansa”

A total of eight aircraft in the Lufthansa fleet will swap their well-known lettering for the new "Fanhansa" logo, wanting to offer the best World Cup atmosphere and pure football fever this summer.
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.
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Etihad Airways Launches Flights To Brazil

Etihad Airways has launched non-stop flights between Abu Dhabi and Sao Paulo, Brazil, the airline’s first destination in South America.
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Forum: Chambers Discuss Synergies To Boost Greek Tourism

Greece's need to attract tourists from new, booming markets and the importance of synergies between neighboring countries to facilitate the travel of tourists from far away destinations were the main topics discussed at the tourism forum for chambers that took place during the...

Minister Briefs SETE On Government’s Tourism Strategy

“Our first priority is to attract more investment to Greece through tourism in order to attract more visitors… These are the two main pillars we are working on,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Yeroulanos said to the press last month after he presented the government's...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Lufthansa Passengers Donate Miles

A year after Lufthansa launched the program "Miles to help," the airline's passengers have already donated some 70 million award miles to a good cause. Members of Lufthansa's "Miles & More" frequent flyer program have the option to donate the miles they have collected to...

Amadeus Research Reveals Greek Travel Agencies Must Embrace Technology

Amadeus, a leading provider of solutions to the travel industry for the management of distribution and selling of travel services, recently held an event in Athens where results from research revealed the Internet and new technology hold many opportunities for Greek travel...

Future Traveler Tribes 2020

Amadeus released a major study, Future Traveler Tribes 2020, that defines who will be traveling in the future, which groups will potentially be most dominant, and the technology solutions that will facilitate their journeys and improve their travel experience.

Lufthansa Welcomes New General Manager

Paulo Yoshikawa is Lufthansa's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese-Brazilian national began his career with Lufthansa in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1975 and has been with the German carrier ever since. Before coming to Athens, Mr. Yoshikawa was based in Madrid,...

Mediterranean Travel Fair Being Held in Cairo

Despite tensions in the Middle East, the Mediterranean Travel Fair 2006 (MTF) will be held in Cairo from September 5th through the 7th, and by all indications it is set for a great start. Trade pre-registration has exceeded expectations and is currently up 100% from the...
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