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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.

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).

European Travel Agents Send Message from Athens: ‘Traveling is Safe’

European travel agents’ and tour operators’ recently met in Athens and sent the message that traveling is safe in Covid-19 times if hygiene safety measures are respected.

European Travel Agents and Tour Operators to Meet in Athens

The European Travel Agents & Tour Operators Association (ECTAA) will hold its annual meeting in Athens during October 8-9.

Minister: Opening to Tourism Gave Strength to Greece’s Brand Name

Greece's tourism opening in July helped strengthen the country's brand name and establish it internationally as a safe destination, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Greece Βecomes ECTAA’s Preferred Destination

Greece has become the "Preferred Destination" of ECTAA, the European umbrella association of travel agents and tour operators, for the second semester of 2020.

ECTAA: Concrete Actions Only Way for Tourism Value Chain to Continue

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is asking for concrete actions so that the tourism value chain can continue to operate after Covid-19 restrictions are lifted.

ECTAA Calls for More Flexible Refund Rules for Package Travel

As Covid-19 has brought tourism to a standstill, European travel agents and tour operators are calling for a more flexible application of refund rules for package travel.