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Ursula von der Leyen Voted First Female European Commission President

Ursula von der Leyen steps in on November 1, as the new European Commission president and the first woman to take on the five-year position.

INSETE Tells How Greece Can Protect its Tourism Competitiveness

Greece needs a long-term tourism strategy and destination management in order to protect its tourism competitiveness, says INSETE.

Greece Drops to #3 Among Popular Destinations for Brits, Says Thomas Cook

Greece dropped to third place among the top five destinations of Thomas Cook for summer 2019, says the UK tour operator’s 2019 Holiday Report.

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.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Stop Seasonal Time Switch

Europe’s lawmakers have agreed to put seasonal time changing practices behind after voting in favor of officially ending summer and winter time shifts by 2021.

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.

Travel Industry is Robust and Resilient, Says Organizer of ITB Berlin

Despite a slowdown in the world economy, demand within the travel industry remains extremely stable, according to Messe Berlin, organizer of ITB Berlin.

Bookings to Kos May Move on 2018 Levels

Tourism professionals of Kos returned from the ITB Berlin 2019 expo with an unclear picture regarding the Greek island's bookings for the 2019 season.

WTTC Says Travel and Tourism to Save the Day After Brexit

As March 29 draws near, new research by the World Travel & Tourism Council found that the industry may keep the UK economy strong after Brexit.

Delphi Forum 2019: Economic Growth, Social Cohesion a Must for Greece

Ways of achieving economic growth and ensuring equal opportunities for all, were discussed during the first day of the Delphi Economic Forum 2019, currently taking place in Delphi, central Greece. 

Extraordinary Hot Summer Hurts TUI’s Earnings

The unusually long and hot summer in Northern Europe in 2018 was said to be among the main reasons for a decline in the earnings of TUI Group.

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.

ITB Berlin 2019: Leading Travel Tech Experts to Take Center Stage at ‘eTravel’ Event

Leading travel tech experts will share their knowledge and know-how at the eTravel World event, during the ITB Berlin 2019 expo in March.

UNWTO Praises Greece for 2018 Record Tourism Results

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has applauded the Greek Tourism Ministry and Minister Elena Kountoura for Greece's "record results" in 2018.

Brexit, Airport Investment and User Fees Challenges Ahead for Aviation Industry

Brexit, airport capacity, investment and user charges are expected to be the main challenges in the year ahead for the EU’s aviation industry, according to ACI Europe.

UNWTO: 2018 Second Strongest Year for Tourism Since 2010

International tourist arrivals grew 6 percent in 2018 to 1.4 billion, proving to be the second strongest year since 2010, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

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.

It’s a Deal: EU Leaders Give Brexit Green Light

After 20 months of negotiations, the leaders of 27 EU countries approved in Brussels, on Sunday, Britain’s decision to exit the Union on 29 March 2019.