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Santorini’s Caldera Yachting Wins ‘Best in Luxury’ Award at WTM London 2018

Caldera Yachting received the silver award in the “Best in Luxury” category at the 2018 International Travel and Tourism Awards, which was held at WTM London.

DNA Travel Expands Network of Partners in Athens and the Cyclades

DNA Travel is expanding its network of associates in Athens and the Cyclades, aiming to offer advanced transportation services to Greek and international travelers.

Europe’s Travel Organizations Call for Improved Coach Tourism Safety Rules

European tour operators, travel agents and road transport officials are calling for improvements to coach services safety regulations.

‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2018’ Travels to 37 European Cities

The gastronomy culture of the Peloponnese will be promoted to more than 37 cities in Europe through the "Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2018" event.

Greece’s Museum of Tourism Sets New Goals, Launches Website

With the ambition to grow further, Greece’s Museum of Tourism has launched a website and a special publication on its exhibits.

Study: ‘Direct’ Bookings Do Not Cut Costs for Airlines

Increasing so-called “direct” bookings does not reduce costs for airlines, according to a new study released by aviation consultancy Infrata.

GRA Study: Airline Consolidation Limits Competition, Consumer Choice

Airline consolidation decreases consumer choice and negatively affects competition in the industry, according to a report released by aviation economists GRA.

New Program to Promote Europe as Tourism Destination to China and the US

Europe is launching a program of matchmaking events to promote itself as a tourism destination to the target markets of China and the US.

ECTAA Slams IAG’s Plans to Charge Fee on GDS Bookings for British Airways and Iberia

ECTAA has condemned the IAG’s decision to apply a 9.5 euros surcharge to British Airways and Iberia tickets booked via GDS.

European Travel Agents Meet in Slovenia

The European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ECTAA) will meet in the European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, May 25, for its semi-annual meeting.

EU Agrees on Stricter Privacy Rules, Sharing Passenger Data

Companies breaking privacy regulations will be slapped with fines of up to 4 percent of their annual turnover following a European Parliament vote in Strasbourg, of a tougher data protection law for Europe’s citizens.

Travel Agents See High Interest for Greece at ITB 2016

A tourism delegation of Greek travel agents visited Berlin during the ITB trade show on March 9-13 to promote Greece, exhibit their services and discuss partnerships with foreign tour operators.

PPP in Tourism to Boost Growth, Create Jobs in Europe

Public and private tourism players have joined forces for the first time and are calling on the European Union to do more for the growth of the sector through the “Tourism for Growth and Jobs Manifesto”.

Spanish, Greek Travel Agents Discuss Creation of Mediterranean Union

Strengthening existing ties and boosting Spanish tourism to Greece through new products topped the agenda of a meeting on Tuesday, between the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the Business Federation of Regional Associations of Spanish Travel Agencies...

European Private Entrepreneurs in Tourism Call for Policies that Foster Industry’s Competitiveness

Unless Europe is competitive in terms of tax and regulatory regime, destination appeal, perceptions of value and visa facilitation, its tourism growth will continue to lose out, according to NET, the Network for the European Private Sector in Tourism.

Basque Country Welcomes Travel Agency Unions to Talk Tourism in November

The Basque Country will host the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations in Euskadi, on November 4-6 with the opening ceremony to kick off at the Guggenheim Museum in Bilbao.

Europe’s Tourism Stakeholders Call for Smarter EU Visa Policy

CLIA Europe and ECTAA have called on the EU to bring more flexibility to the EU Visa Code in order to facilitate the entry of legitimate tourists and travellers from third countries into Europe whilst maintaining the current high level of security.

Debate: VAT Rate on Hotels in Greece

The hotly debated value-added-tax (VAT) rate issue has been the main topic of discussion among tourism professional circles for the past months in Greece.

Travel Agency Body Chiefs to Meet in Basque Country in November

The heads of the trade bodies representing travel agencies worldwide will meet in Euskadi, Basque Country, on November 4-6, for the 3rd Summit of Travel Agencies Associations.

ECTAA: Tourism Industry Needs Certainty About Upcoming VAT Reform in Greece

European tour operators and travel agents have called on the negotiating parties for the Greek bailout program to make a decision, without further delay, on the future VAT rates for tourism services in Greece.