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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.

ECTAA to Hold Webinars on Greece’s Sustainable Tourism Offer

The European Travel Agents & Tour Operators Association (ECTAA) has announced a series of webinars on Greece, its preferred destination for 2022.

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).

Tourism Stakeholders Warn of ‘Holiday Travel Chaos’ Due to Reintroduction of Restrictions

Tourism stakeholders are warning of a ‘holiday travel chaos’ due to the reintroduction of travel restrictions in response to the new Covid variant Omicron.

ASTA Greece & Cyprus Chapter Appoints Akis Kelepeshis as New VP

The Greece & Cyprus chapter of the American Society of Travel Advisors (ASTA) has appointed Akis Kelepeshis as its new Vice President.

United States to Open Air Travel for the Fully Vaccinated from the EU

The Biden administration will allow fully vaccinated travelers from the EU, the UK and other countries to enter the United States from early November.

Covid-19: Opening Borders an Immediate Priority for Travel, Say Agency Trade Associations

Five travel agency trade associations are calling on government leaders to make the opening of borders a priority for the restart of international travel.

GNTO Promotes Rhodes’ Gastronomy and Wines to Italy

Rhodes' gastronomy and wines were recently promoted to Italy through an extensive feature published in Italian monthly magazine "Bell' Europa".

GNTO and ECTAA ‘Showcase’ Greece to European Markets

European travel professionals were informed on Greece’s tourism infrastructure through the ‘Showcase’ online presentations by the GNTO and ECTAA.

Auditor: EU Airlines Failing to Protect Passenger Rights

Airlines in Europe have failed to protect the rights of passengers during the Covid-19 pandemic, including not offering refunds, according to the European Court of Auditors.

Greece Looking to Increase Tourist Flow from Poland

Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is on an official visit to Poland, looking to increase Greece’s share of Polish tourists.

ECTAA: Safe Travel is Possible this Summer

ECTAA is calling for a travel restart plan focused on a common approach of risk-based travel restrictions, based on testing and health certificates.

EU Auditors Probe the Protection of Air Passenger Rights During Covid-19

The European Court of Auditors has launched an audit to assess whether the Commission was safeguarding the rights of air passengers during the Covid-19 crisis.

ECTAA Calls on Airlines to Refund Travel Companies

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is urging airlines to fulfil their refund obligations.

ECTAA Calls on EU to Revise VAT Rules for Travel Agents

Europe’s travel agents and tour operators are urging the EU to review a set of special VAT rules to meet the demands of the digital era.

ECTAA: 2020, the Year Travel Stopped

This year has been catastrophic for travel companies with turnover down to 20 percent compared to 2019, ECTAA, the European Travel Agent and Tour Operator Association, said in a review of 2020.

Covid-19: Aviation, Tourism Sectors Not Happy with EU Guidance on Travel Restrictions

Aviation and tourism bodies are disappointed with the EU's guidance to member states on better coordinating Covid-19 travel measures.