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Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives Announces New Board of Directors

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) announced its new Board of Directors, following the elections held during its general assembly in early July.

SAAE: Greece’s Airline Representatives Association Changes Board of Directors

Dinos Frantzeskakis has been appointed president of the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE), replacing Giorgos Antonaros who has changed his business activity.

Travelport and SAAE Celebrate Another Year of Success for Travel Agents in Athens

Travelport and the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) recently hosted their annual summer party in Athens to celebrate together another year of success for travel agents.

IATA Honors Greek Branch with ‘Six Stars’ Award

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently rewarded its Greek branch with a "Six Stars" award for its contribution to a successful management of the Greek capital controls crisis.

Greek Freight Transport Examined at Day Event

Reliable and economical international freight transport was the focus of a day event held last month by the Supply Chain Institute with over 100 professionals from the trade, airline and customs sectors in attendance.

Greece’s Airline Representatives Host Summer Trade Party with Travelport

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) and travel commerce platform Travelport recently held a party for Greek travel professionals to welcome the summer season.

SAAE Urges Improvements to Regional Airports in Greece

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) today referred to the urgent infrastructure needs of the regional airports in Greece.

Greece’s Association of Airline Representatives Honors Founding Members

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) recently honored its founding members at a ceremony that followed its first Board of Directors meeting of the year.

Possible Hotel VAT Increase in Greece Sparks Reactions

Greek tourism professionals are up in arms over the government’s intention to increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent. The news has caused a number of reactions from Greek tourism bodies, hotel associations and...

SETE Slams Government Plans for ‘Suicidal’ VAT Hike for Greek Hotels

An increase of the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent to 13 percent would start a domino effect of consequences, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE). The association said such a move would be "suicidal" for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Airline Representatives Deliver Positive Messages for Aviation

Τhe important role aviation plays in the Greek tourism chain was discussed during a recent conference held by the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) and attended by representatives of the airline industry, associations and Athens International Airport (AIA).

Possible Impact To Flights In Greece During Strike Next Week

The Federation οf Associations οf Hellenic Civil Aviation Authority (OSYPA) has announced a 48-hour strike for Monday 30 June and Tuesday 1 July.
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SAAE: Greece’s Airline Representatives Announce New Board, Agenda

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) has announced its new Board of Directors for a 2-year mandate, following the association’s annual general assembly that took place recently in Athens.

In Retrospect With “Rita”

One of the Greek tourism industry's most eminent figures in public relations, Margarita Zambeli or “Rita” as referred to by all, retired after over 39 distinguished years in the industry. Ms. Zambeli, former public relations manager of Goldair Handling Group of Companies, spoke...

SETE Sends Message Ahead Of World Tourism Day

17 million international arrivals, 11 billion euros of direct revenue and 40,000 new employment positions must be the aims of Greek tourism in 2013. If these goals are achieved, tourism will add 1.5 percent to the country’s GDP, raising the contribution of tourism to GDP above 16...

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

SAAE On AIA’s High Charges

The luxurious status of the most expensive airport in Europe must end, according to the Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) in regards to Athens International Airport’s (AIA) high aviation charges.

Amendment On Ground Handling Announced

The tender procedure for the provision of ground handling services to 34 Greek regional airports has not been completed following a decision made by the Council of State, the Infrastructure, Transports and Networks Ministry said last month.

Ryanair Enters Greek Market, Not Athens

Irish low cost carrier Ryanair recently announced the launch of “guaranteed lowest fares” on six new routes to the Greek destinations of Kos, Rodos and Volos.

SAAE Says No To Strikes

The Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE) recently called for a solution to the continual operational problems of air traffic controlers and underlined that there must be no repeated strikes within the summer.
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