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Greek Tourism Minister Holds Key Talks at WTM London 2019

On the sidelines of WTM London 2019, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis met with airlines and travel groups interested in boosting their presence in Greece.

WTM London will Once Again Show that #IdeasArriveHere

WTM London will once again host a series of high-profile industry conferences and seminars, as part of its #IdeasArriveHere concept.

More than Half of World’s Travelers Rely on Instagram for Inspiration

More than half of the world’s travelers turn to Instagram for inspiration, with Santorini, the Acropolis and Elafonissi among the top 10 most sought-after destinations.

Travelzoo: Greece Best Luxury Destination for British Travelers

Greece is considered the best luxury destination for British travelers seeking the best-value deals for their 2019 holidays, according to a recent report by Travelzoo.

Airlines Making Contingency Plans Ahead of Potential Brexit Upset

Unclear air traffic regulations due to Brexit, may lead to disruption, or even worse, to the complete halt of operations for up to a week.

ABTA: Refunds for Cancelled Trips Due to Brexit, but No Compensation

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) has confirmed that travelers will be entitled to a full refund should their holidays be cancelled due to Brexit.

EasyJet’s Johan Lundgren to Discuss Brexit and Air Travel at WTM London 2018

EasyJet CEO Johan Lundgren will share his views and ideas on Brexit, the aviation industry and the future of travel, during the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2018 in November.

Airlines vs France Over Air Traffic Controller Strikes

Four airlines have filed complaints to the European Commission against France, claiming the country is breaking EU law by not enabling flights during air traffic controller strikes.

Greece’s LCC Market Share Still Lagging Behind

Greece is among Europe’s nations with the lowest low-cost carrier (LCC) market penetration, according to airline network news and analysis provider anna.aero.

Travel Leaders Look Ahead to 2019 at WTM London

Top executives of the tourism industry will participate in a session titled “World Travel Leaders – What to expect in 2019”, which will be held during the WTM London in November.

Volos Airport Welcomes New Flights, Set to Post Rise

Incoming travelers to Volos' Nea Aghialos Airport are set to rise by 25-30 percent, in great part due to new flights from the UK and Israel.

Low-cost Carriers Bringing People Closer, Study Says

Τhe services of low-cost carriers are bringing people and regions in Europe closer, according to a report by the Center for European Policy Studies (CEPS).

Western Crete Travel Agents Table Plans for Chania Airport Upgrade

Western Crete travel operators are calling on Fraport Greece to take measures in order to make the Chania Airport competitive by adopting a flexible pricing policy.

Chania Airport to Welcome 13 New Routes

Thirteen new routes will soon be introduced at Chania Airport “Ioannis Daskalogiannis” on Crete, according to Fraport Greece.

EasyJet: New Summer 2018 Routes Connect Greece with France, Italy

EasyJet will add new Greek destinations to its summer 2018 schedule through flights connecting Crete with Lyon and Nice and Venice with Corfu.

EasyJet: New Routes from Corfu and Kefallonia to Berlin for Summer 2018

EasyJet will launch new routes from the Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefallonia to Tegel Airport in Berlin for the summer 2018 season.

ABTA: Aviation ‘Critical Issue’, EU Air Deal a Must Before Brexit

The Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA) is calling on the UK government to reach an aviation agreement with the EU before the Brexit deadline in March 2019.
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Stayover Tax, New Destinations, Airline Links Key to Greek Tourism 2018

It’s going to be a pivotal year ahead for Greece’s tourism sector, which broke all records in 2017 and aims to do the same in 2018.

Makedonia Airport Handling All Flights as Scheduled

All flights to and from Thessaloniki's Makedonia Airport are being carried out according to schedule since November 24, Greece’s transport ministry said on Tuesday.

EasyJet to Link London with Volos, Thessaly, in Summer 2018

Easyjet in June 2018 will launch direct flights from Gatwick Airport in London to the Nea Aghialos airport in Greece that serves the city of Volos in Thessaly.