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Travel Makes Up 11% of Greeks’ Online Spending

Travel makes up 11 percent of Greeks’ online spending according to the latest report by PayPal and GfK, which found that 95 percent of Greeks shop online.

GR.EC.A Announces Board Of Directors

The Greek e-Commerce Association (GR.EC.A) has announced its new Board of Directors:

ABTA Holds 50th Anniversary Convention On Kos

The Association of British Travel Agencies (ABTA) holds its annual convention this month on the island of Kos. This is the second time the association selected Greece to host the event. In 1976, Athens hosted the event.

Electronic Booking May Soon Replace Brochures

The brochure for travel may fade from travel offices within the next decade, according to the latest trends in travel sales. Major tour operators are planning Internet websites, with videos of destinations, to eventually replace the now standard printed brochures, which have...

New Hatta Board Recommends Mergers

One of the first moves by the newly-elected president of the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents (HATTA), Yiannis Evangelou, was to call the trade press corps to a working breakfast. The new president wanted to outline his plans for the association.

Amphitrion Group Moves At A Steady Speed Forward

Konstantinos Mitsiou of the Amphitrion group of travel companies does things that few in the local travel industry dare. He has created companies that specialize in specific areas of tourism and opened offices in far-flung areas, such as North America, Japan, and perhaps soon,...

A note by the publisher

Αυτά είπε ο Επίτροπος για το Τουρισμό στη συνάντηση της ETAG, 8/2/2000 στις Βρυξέλλες. Πριν χρησιμοποιήσει την "Φιλοξενία", θα έπρεπε βέβαια να γνώριζε ότι αποτελεί ιερό όρο των Ελλήνων, οι οποίοι δεν μπορούν να ζήσουν χωρίς αυτή ούτε μια στιγμή. Καλό θα ήτα...

Record Attendance At Travel Agent General Assembly

Never in its 70 years of history did the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents (HATTA) see so many members attend a general assembly as it did last month. Reasons for the strong interest varied.