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Future of Package Travel is at Stake, Says Europe’s Tour Operators

Tour operators are concerned about the lack of ambition of the European Commission to review consumer protection throughout the whole travel value chain.

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.

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.

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.

August 2022 Music and Cultural Festivals in Greece

A number of music and cultural events will take place this August at island and mainland destinations in Greece.

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.

ECTAA Announces Frank Oostdam as New President

Frank Oostdam has been appointed as the new president of the European Travel Agents’ & Tour Operators’ Associations (ECTAA) for a two-year term.

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".