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Athens Receives Nomination for Best European Destination 2019

Athens has been nominated for the title of the “Best European Destination 2019" by the Brussels-based European Best Destinations (EBD) organization.

Athens Hotels Among Europe’s Most Affordable in October

Athens' hotels are among the most competitive in Europe, with the average hotel price reaching 96 euros in October, according to data released by trivago.

SETE Empowers Greek Tourism in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) recently visited Europe’s decision-making center, Brussels, to highlight the significance of Greek tourism.

Ryanair Launches Connecting Flights to Europe via Porto Airport

Ryanair has launched connecting flights from Porto Airport to 20 European destinations, providing its customers with an expanded route choice.

Brussels Attacks Spur Travel Alerts, Peak Security Globally

Tuesday’s fatal bombings in Brussels have spurred the immediate response of airport authorities across the globe and prompted travel advisories from several countries.

Dozens Dead in Brussels Bombings, Police Boost Patrols Across Europe

Police and terror squads are stepping up controls at major tourist destinations across Europe, including Athens, Germany, France, Italy, Britain, the Netherlands, Cyprus, Denmark, Sweden and Finland, following the deadly terrorist attacks on Tuesday at Brussels international...

Cruise Tourism: European Commission to Hold Pan-European Dialogue in 2015

The European Commission has announced the launch of the Pan-European Dialogue between cruise operators, ports and coastal tourism stakeholders with a conference in Brussels, Belgium, on 5-6 March 2015.

Aegean Airlines Cancels Flights Due to Industrial Action in Brussels on 8 and 15 December

Due to the general industrial action in Brussels on Monday, 8 December, and in order to minimize the impact of problems to passengers, Aegean Airlines has announced the cancellation of four flights.

“Nautilus: Navigating Greece” – Main Cultural Event Of Greek Presidency In Brussels

An exhibition dedicated to the sea and its timeless relationship to the Greeks, through 92 ancient masterpieces and 22 works of contemporary art, will open at the Brussels Musée des Beaux Arts (Bozar).
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Etihad Airways To Launch Daily Flights Between UAE And Belgrade

Etihad Airways will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from 15 June 2013.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.
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Etihad And Garuda Indonesia Offer More Codeshare Flights And New Destinations

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.
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Lufthansa Presents North American Route Network

Lufthansa recently briefed Greek travel agents on the Group’s extensive network of products and services in North America at a special event held at the Hard Rock Café in Athens.

Aegean Airlines Enhances Network

Aegean Airlines last month announced its principle growth targets for 2011 that include new destinations abroad, additional frequent flights to major existing destinations and direct connections of Greek regional destinations to foreign markets in order to support tourism.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

Thessaloniki Included On Ryanair’s Route Map

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair will connect Thessaloniki with four European destinations within the framework of its cooperation with the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Ryanair’s Sales and Marketing Executive Director Ida Buonanno said recently in Thessaloniki.

E.U. Package Travel Directive To Be Revised

The current European Union law on package travel—the Package Travel Directive—was drawn up in 1990 and is no longer suited for today's travel market and will be renewed, E.U. Consumer Commissioner Meglena Kuneva recently announced at a press conference in Brussels.

Tourism Minister Speaks At EU Meeting

The tourism industry's role amid the current global economic crisis was discussed in Brussels recently at the European Union Competitiveness Council. The discussion was set up by the initiative of the Greek government.

Aegean Airlines Signs Partnership with Brussels Airlines

Aegean Airlines recently signed a commercial cooperation agreement with Brussels Airlines that includes the operation of the route Brussels-Athens.

Athens Not a Business Center

Athens was last on the list of ideal European cities for the accommodation of business. The 19th European Cities Monitor annual survey, carried out by international real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, compares Europe's major business cities and indicates their performance...