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Brexit is On: EU-UK Deal Passes Through European Parliament

After the approval of the European Parliament on Wednesday, the UK is ready to officially depart from the Union at 11pm (GMT) on Friday.

Brussels – UK Finalize Brexit for Jan. 31, Travel Continues ‘as Usual’

Travel operators in the UK are sprinting to reassure holidaymakers that travel will continue as usual after the Brexit deadline on January 31.

Tourism Minister Says Greek Brexit Bill Key to Smooth Transition

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis underlined the significance of a Brexit regulations bill that was tabled in parliament.

Brexit on Track after UK Lawmakers’ Approval

British lawmakers have approved a bill that authorizes the UK's exit from the European Union on January 31.

Greece Tables Brexit Regulations Bill in Parliament

The Greek Foreign Ministry has tabled a bill in parliament revising the regulatory framework and covering details with regard to the UK’s exit from the EU.

Brexit: It’s a Deal… For Now

The United Kingdom and the European Union on Thursday reached a Brexit agreement, 14 days ahead of the deadline on October 31.

Foreign Ministry Event Presents Greece’s No-deal Brexit Plans

Greece recently presented its post-Brexit measures for trade, business, tourism and agriculture at a Foreign Ministry event in Athens.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Greece Examines Measures to Simplify Travel Ahead of Brexit

Greek authorities are examining measures that include simplifying airport entrance procedures for British holidaymakers to facilitate post-Brexit travel.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

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 Seeks to Shape Mediterranean Tourism Strategy for the Future

Greece aims to evolve into a leading policy-maker on tourism development in the Mediterranean region, says Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greece’s Minister Kountoura Becomes Honorary Member of Mediterranean Tourism Foundation

Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura has become an honorary member of the Mediterranean Tourism Foundation, which aims to develop international tourism policies, focusing on the Mediterranean.

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.

TUI Group’s Year Going Great, Aiming for 10% Growth by 2020

TUI increased turnover by 8.1 percent to 18.5 billion euros in the year ending September 2017 and EBITA by 12 percent to 1.12 billion euros.