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Νέοι τομείς τουρισμού και διεθνείς συμμετοχές στη φετινή AITE

Η 6η Athens International Tourism Expo, που θα διεξαχθεί 6-8 Δεκεμβρίου 2019, μεγαλώνει φέτος με νέους τομείς τουρισμού και διεθνείς συμμετοχές.

NJV Athens Plaza Hotel Strikes Gold at Greek Hospitality Awards 2019

The NJV Athens Plaza hotel received two gold awards for the high-quality services offered to business visitors and its sustainability practices, at the recent Greek Hospitality Awards 2019.

Costlier Business Trips in 2019 Due to Fuel Prices, Growing Economy

Corporate travel is expected to become costlier in 2019 due to a growing global economy and rising oil prices, according to the 5th annual Global Travel Forecast, published by GBTA.

Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Outgoing WTTC President Calls for a Sustainable World

Under the motto, “Is it Too Much to Ask?”, the World Travel & Tourism Council launched an awareness campaign, focusing on tourism and sustainable practices.

Turkish Airlines Signs Codeshare Agreement with Air Namibia

Turkish Airlines and Air Namibia recently signed a codeshare agreement that will be effective as of March 1 and cover routes between Turkey and Namibia.

Amadeus and easyJet Continue Longstanding Partnership

Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of a long-term partnership with low-cost carrier easyJet.

LOT Polish Airlines Announces Connection from Warsaw to Seoul

Poland’s national air carrier LOT will launch a new connection from Warsaw to the South Korean capital, Seoul, on October 17.

Goldair Group Appoints New PR Manager

Greek Goldair Group of Companies has appointed Evi Voudiklari as its new Public Relations Manager.

Aegean Rewards Frequent Flyers Via ‘Business on Board’

As part of its ongoing efforts to upgrade the passenger travel experience, Greek carrier Aegean Airlines announced last week that it would reward business travellers through its “Business on Board” plan.

ETC: Greece Welcomes Most Arrivals in Southern and Mediterranean Europe in 2014

Greece led growth in Southern and Mediterranean Europe last year with a 22 percent increase in arrivals, the European Travel Commission (ETC) said in its recently released European Tourism 2014 - Trends & Prospects quarterly report.

First Business Travel Professionals Forum To Launch In Athens

Athens will be the meeting point between hotels, major companies and tourism organizations at the 1st Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) in February.

Europe’s Upswing In Tourism Continues

ITB World Travel Trends Report forecasts rise in travel to and from Europe. Despite various regions continuing to experience economic difficulties Europe’s tourism industry remains buoyant.
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Greece’s Hilton Athens Celebrates its Golden Anniversary

On the occasion of the Hilton Athens’ 50th anniversary in the Greek capital, GTP caught up with Bart van de Winkel, Area General Manager Greece & Cyprus, to find out the hotel's milestones, future plans and what exactly the city of Athens needs to attract more visitors.

More Business Travel This Year

Business travel is on the rise, according to recent research analyses. American Express, for example, predicts that overall travel costs for corporations will increase by around 3% this year, as business travel continues to recover and travel demand increases. It says that...

New Tourism Crisis Committee Action Package

Government action to help tourism out of its present predicament was promised early last month by Development Minister Nikos Christodoulakis. He announced the formation of an "Tourism Crisis Management Committee," headed by the ministry's tourism officials.

A note by the publisher

As the 'war' between the U.S. and terrorism broke out in North America, a small but pungent war broke out in Athens between air travel agencies and the world's airlines through their local International Air Transport Association's Bank Settlement Plan office, where all air travel...

Hoteliers Agree To Bookings For 2004 Games

After promises by government quarters to hold off on any new hotels other than those already approved or being approved (4,500 rooms), the Athens Hoteliers Association agreed to book another 10% of available rooms in luxury hotel units for officials of the 2004 Olympic Games....