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In Memory of Evangelos Stavropoulos

Evangelos Stavropoulos, the founder of Hydra Travel, has passed away. His funeral will be held on June 24 at the Anastaseos Cemetery in Keratsini.

Interview – Amadeus VP for NECSE Region Gives Outlook for 2017, Talks Key Trends and Greek Market

Amadeus is celebrating its 30th year of business and VP NECSE Region Joost Schuring talks to GTP on the company's milestones, the Greek market and lists a number of key trends taking center stage in travel in 2017.

Sabre to Hold Technology and Tourism Event in Athens

International experts and representatives of the tech travel industry will meet on Wednesday, October 12, in Athens to join Sabre Envision, an event organized by Sabre Corporation to present and discuss the latest technology trends that will have a major impact on the travel industry.

Amadeus Hellas Partners with Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA)

Amadeus Hellas recently signed a sponsorship agreement with the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) for 2016.

HATTA Restructures Board of Directors, FEDHATTA Strengthens Position in Travel Agency Sector

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) recently announced that it has restructured its Board of Directors.

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.

In Memory of Spyros Ginis

Spyros Ginis, owner and founder of Ginis Vacances, passed away on Sunday, June 28.

Greek Travel Agents Discuss Major Issues At PETAGA Meeting

The top issues the travel agency industry addressed in 2013 were analyzed in detail at the recent annual general meeting in Athens of the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA).

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

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...

Olympic’s Fares Increase By As Much As 54%

Recent increases in the price of petrol pushed the world's airlines into 10-15% increases in winter fares, but Olympic Airways seems to have gotten carried away and increased at least one of its winter fares - first-class one-way Athens-New York - by 54%.