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Greek Museums, Sites Closed October 11 Due to Strike

Archaeological sites and museums in Greece will remain closed on Thursday, October 11, due to a 24-hour strike announced by state guards.

Greek Travel Agencies See Turnover Increase in Second Quarter of 2018

An increase of 16.6 percent was recorded in the turnover of the Greek travel agency sector in the second quarter of 2018, according to data by ELSTAT.

More Greeks Traveling in Summer 2018

Greeks appear to be traveling more in the three months of summer 2018, marking a 10 percent increase compared to the same period last year, according to data by Greek travel agents.

‘Japan Week’ Festival Coming to Athens in 2019

Athens will host the Japan Week festival in November 2019, giving residents and visitors the chance to learn about the tradition and culture of Japan.

New EU Package Travel Directive to Come into Effect July 2018

As of July 1, a new EU directive will take effect aiming to achieve consumer protection for package travel and linked travel arrangements.

Turnover Up in Q1 2018 for Greek Travel Agencies

The Greek travel agency sector saw turnover rise by 25.4 percent in the first quarter of the year, compared to the corresponding period of 2017.

FedHATTA: Νέο Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο & Εκτελεστική Γραμματεία

Κατά τη διάρκεια του πρόσφατου τακτικού συνεδρίου της FedHATTA αναδείχθηκε το νέο 21μελές Διοικητικό Συμβούλιο, με τριετή θητεία.

GDPR Regulation to Change Health Travel Practices

Health travel professionals must redesign their security risk strategies in view of a new privacy law known as General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), which takes effect on May 25.

Greece and Uzbekistan Discuss Tourism Relations

Greece is seeking ways to increase tourist flows from Uzbekistan and also establish a direct air connection between the two countries.

Greek Tourism B2B Roadshow to Kick Off in the US in May

Aiming to promote Greece’s tourism offerings to the US market, a B2B roadshow will be held in May in Washington, New York and Boston.

US Ambassador: Greece Would Love to Welcome More American Visitors

Greek local communities and mayors would love to have more American visitors, according to United States Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt.

ASTA 2018 Meet in Athens Exceeds Expectations

The participation of US and Greek travel agents at the ASTA Destination Expo 2018 in Athens has exceeded expectations, according to the organizers.

GDPR: What Greek Travel Agents Need to Know About EU’s New Privacy Law

A new privacy law, known as GDPR, will take effect across the EU, as of May 25, restricting how personal data is collected and handled.

US to Welcome 2nd Greek Panorama Roadshow

New York, Boston and Washington will get a taste of all things Greek during the 2nd Greek Panorama Roadshow set to take place during May 1-12.

ASTA Athens 2018 Meet Aims to Boost US Arrivals to Greece

The organizers of the ASTA Destination Expo 2018 are aiming via the conference to increase the number of US holidaymakers to Greece by 30 percent.

Aqua Vista Hotels to Present Innovative Services at 100% Hotel Show

Aqua Vista Hotels will present its innovative services and know-how at the 100% Hotel Show, due to take place between November 17-20, in Athens.

Emirates Supports ASTA Destination EXPO 2018 in Athens

Emirates will support and sponsor the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA), to be held in Athens in April.

ASTA Destination Expo 2018 Expected to Benefit Greek Tourism

Athens is preparing to host the ASTA Destination Expo 2018, the annual international conference of the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA).

Greek Travel Agent Federation Meets with Opposition ND Tourism Head

The challenges facing the tourism sector were at the center of talks between FedHATTA and opposition party New Democracy’s tourism head, MP Manos Konsolas.

Israeli Travel Agents Tour Northern Greece

Thessaloniki, Mt Olympus, ancient sites and plenty of Greek food and drink were on the agenda during the recent visit of 50 Israeil travel agents to Northern Greece.