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European Tourism Issues Discussed in Thessaloniki

Sustainable tourism and the labor shortage/skills gap in the industry were the main issues discussed at the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations’ recent semi-annual meeting in Thessaloniki.

European Travel Agents to Discuss Major Tourism Issues in Thessaloniki

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations’ (ECTAA) has chosen Thessaloniki for its semi-annual meeting to discuss important challenges of the industry.

Greece’s Travel Agents Strengthen Ties with Palestinian Tourism Professionals

Greece’s travel agents’ association and Palestinian tourism professionals have signed a Memorandum of Understanding to strengthen tourism flows between the two countries.

NatTour Joins Forces with HATTA to Promote Bike Tourism in Greece

NatTour, a nonprofit organization promoting sustainable tourism practices, has teamed up with Greek travel agencies to promote cycling tourism.

Thessaloniki to Host ECTAA’s Semi-Annual Meeting 2022

Thessaloniki in Northern Greece will be the host destination of the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations’ (ECTAA) Semi-Annual Meeting 2022 during November 22-25.

Nicholas Kelaiditis Re-elected Chairman of ECTAA’s Tourism Committee

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) has re-elected HATTA President Nicholas Kelaiditis as chairman of its Tourism Committee.

Greece Celebrates World Tourism Day 2022

The need to “rethink tourism” in Greece was highlighted by the country’s key tourism figures on World Tourism Day 2022.

Europe’s Travel Agents and Tour Operators to Meet in Chania, Crete

Members of ECTAA, the umbrella organization for Europe’s travel agents and tour operators, will gather for a meeting in Chania, Crete, to discuss European tourism.

SUSTOUR: 43 Greek Travel Agencies Selected for Sustainability Training

Forty-three Greek travel agencies have been selected to participate in the EU-funded SUSTOUR technical support programme to improve their sustainability performance.

Greek Tourist Agencies Ready to Establish Travel Compensation Fund

The association representing Greek travel agents says it is ready to establish a compensation fund which would assist consumers in case a travel provider declares bankruptcy.

Global Crises Affecting Travelers’ Decisions, Says ECTAA

The ongoing international crises are affecting the decisions of travelers who are eager to take trips but remain cautious, travel experts said during a conference in Athens.

Greece Leading the Way Towards MICE Tourism Restart

Greece is taking a leading role globally in the restart of MICE tourism with its health protocols and best practices, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zacharaki.

Europe’s Travel Agents Make Greece ‘Preferred Destination’ for 2022

ECTAA will promote Greece as its preferred travel destination in the next 12 months among its 70,000 member travel agents and tour operators in Europe.

Bookings for Travel to Europe Sluggish Due to Russia-Ukraine War

Holiday bookings are slowing down across all markets due to the insecurity created by Russia’s war on Ukraine affecting the positive outlook for travel this season, according to ECTAA.

ECTAA Appoints Nicholas Kelaiditis as Chairman of Tourism Committee

Nicholas Kelaiditis, the president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA), has been appointed chairman of the Tourism Committee of the European Travel Agents & Tour Operators Association (ECTAA).

Greek Travel Agents Association Joins SUSTOUR EU-funded Project

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies has announced its participation in SUSTOUR, an EU-funded project that promotes sustainable development practices among travel agencies and tour operators.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Meets with Key Players of German Travel Market

Executives of the Halkidiki Tourism Organization met with German tour operators, travel agents and journalists during DRV’s 2021 conference in Messinia, Greece.

ATM 2021: The Middle East Shows Interest for Travel to Greece

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) saw increasing interest from countries of the Middle East for travel to Greek destinations during the Arabian Travel Market 2021 event.

Greece’s MICE Organizers Still Waiting for Health Protocols

Greek organizers of events and conferences are calling on the government to announce health protocols so the MICE tourism sector can restart operations.

Marios Kammenos Re-elected Treasurer of ECTAA

Greek tourism professional Marios Kammenos has been re-elected treasurer of the European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA).