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Travelport Appoints Alistair Rodger as Global VP Agency Sales in Europe

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has appointed Alistair Rodger as Global Vice President of Agency Sales in Europe.

EU Commission Extends No-deal Brexit Air Travel to Oct. 2020

UK airlines will continue flights into the EU through to 24 October 2020, the Commission said, in order to facilitate travel in case of a no-deal Brexit.

Greece Examines Measures to Simplify Travel Ahead of Brexit

Greek authorities are examining measures that include simplifying airport entrance procedures for British holidaymakers to facilitate post-Brexit travel.

Europe Food, City Experiences Winning Over Tourists – Study

Gastronomy experiences and city life are the two main factors attracting tourist crowds to Europe, a recent ETC study reveals.

Greek Tourism to Shine in Australia in 2020

Greek tourism professionals will meet with Australian tour operators during the 1st Greek Panorama Roadshow, which will be held in Sydney and Melbourne in 2020.

Survey Says Britain’s Public Backs Brexit ‘By All Means’

More than half of Britain’s residents are backing Brexit at all costs even if it means suspending parliament, a recent poll reveals.

ETC: 3.6% Rise in Europe Int’l Tourist Arrivals by Year End

The European Travel Commission is forecasting a 3.6 percent rise in international tourism arrivals to Europe for the rest of 2019.

ETC: Greece Records ‘Solid Growth’ in 2018 with More Arrivals

Greece is among the countries recording “solid growth” as a destination contributing to Europe’s positive performance of 6% growth in 2018, according to the ETC.

Ethiopian Airlines Launches Flights to 20th Destination in Europe

Ethiopian Airlines in July will connect Addis Ababa in Ethiopia with Marseille in France, which is the carrier's 20th destination in Europe.

‘EU-China Tourism Year’ Initiative Brings Chinese Travelers to Europe

All the more Chinese travelers are putting European destinations at the top of their travel agendas for 2019, following the EU-China Tourism Year 2018 initiative.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

Travelport and Pakistan Int’l Airlines Announce Full Content Agreement

Travelport, a leading travel commerce platform, has reached a Full Content Agreement with Pakistan’s national carrier, Pakistan International Airlines (PIA).

DiscoverEU: More than 14,500 Young People to Explore Europe

More than 14,500 young people have been selected from almost 80,000 applications to receive a DiscoverEU pass and travel around Europe.

Athens Hosts Discussion on Airbnb Phenomenon in Europe

Ways to regulate the home sharing market and deal with the issue of overtourism in European cities were discussed between the mayors of Athens, Santorini and Florence.

International Tourism Maintains Strong Momentum in H1 2018

International tourist arrivals grew by 6 percent in the first six months of 2018 after a record year of growth in 2017, according to UNWTO’s latest barometer.

IATA: Passenger Demand Continues Strong Growth in May 2018

Global passenger traffic results for May 2018, showed that demand rose by 6.1 percent compared to the same month in 2017, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

Airport Privatization Not Always Best Option, IATA Says  

The privatization of airports is not always the best option, according to IATA, which called on governments to place priority on balancing the interests of consumers, airlines and investors.

Eurostar is First Rail Operator to Benefit from Travelport’s ‘Rich Content and Branding’

Eurostar has joined over 260 airlines as Travelport’s first rail operator benefiting from its merchandising solution Rich Content and Branding.

Travelport Announces Leadership Changes in Americas and EMEA

Travelport has announced changes in the leadership of its Agency Commerce teams in the Americas and Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

Greek Tourism Expo Rebrands to ‘AIT Expo’, Opens in December 2018

The Athens International Tourism (AIT) Expo, formerly known as Greek Tourism Expo, will take place December 7-9 in Athens.