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ETC Releases 7-step Guide for Sustainable Tourism Development

The European Travel Commission (ETC) has published a seven-step guide for the sustainable tourism development of European destinations.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

UNWTO: Europe Sees Int’l Arrivals Rebound in January-April 2017

International arrivals in Europe rebounded in January-April after mixed results last year and increased by 6%, according to the UNWTO.

ETC: European Tourism Shows Modest Growth in 2016

European tourism demand continues to grow and proves resilient to safety and security challenges and political turmoil, says the European Travel Commission.

Europe ‘Wonder Game’ Kicks Off to Promote Intra-EU Travel

To support the growth of intra-European travel and keep raising awareness about sustainable and diverse destinations that Europe offers, the second phase of the ‘Europe. Wonder is all around.’ campaign has launched with a brand new "Wonder Game".

European Destinations Withstand Socio-Economic Upheavals, International Tourist Arrivals up 5%

At midyear, European tourism continues to grow steadily, and has proven resilient to economic woes, geopolitical tensions or threats of terrorism, according to the European Travel Commission’s latest report “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects”.

Report: European Tourism on a Firm Footing Towards Peak Travel Season

European tourism maintains a firm footing this year, according to the European Travel Commission’s Q2 2015 report “European Tourism 2015 – Trends & Prospects”.

ECM Partners with ‘Toposophy’ to Provide Greater Insight in Destination Development and Marketing

ECM (European Cities Marketing), the European network of city tourist offices and convention bureaux, has just signed a partnership contract with Toposophy, aiming to become the leading destination management and marketing agency in Europe.

TripAdvisor: Athens is Among the Most Affordable European Destinations for US Tourists

Athens, Greece, is the sixth most affordable destination in Europe for travelers from the United States, according to the results of TripAdvisor's TripIndex Europe released on Tuesday.

Thessaloniki is 2nd Most Popular Destination in Europe to Reach By Train

Thessaloniki came in second place among some of Europe’s most-loved cities that were competing for the "InterRail Destination of the Year Award 2015".

American Airlines Launches Athens-Philadelphia Route

American Airlines has launched a daily flight between Philadelphia in the United States with Athens, Greece, as part of its 2014 summer seasonal schedule to European destinations.

Greece: Fourth Most Affordable European Destination

Greece is the fourth most affordable destination in Europe in terms of hotel prices for the month of May, a survey said recently.

Pilot Program May Help City Center Hotels Bounce Back

Athens Mayor George Kaminis held a meeting last month with Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos at City Hall and discussed opportunities for the development of tourism in the Greek capital, according to a press release issued by the ministry.

Overnights And Revenue Down At Athens-Attica Hotels

Athens suffered the biggest losses during the first seven months of the year in regards to the number of tourists visiting Greece, the latest figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) showed.

US Airways Opens Route to Greece

US Airways’ customers will have more ways to jet off to Europe thanks to new flights from Philadelphia to capitals such as Athens, scheduled to start in late May. Including the Athens flights, US Airways, represented in Greece by Amphitrion, will offer a total of 22 daily flights...

Aegean Airlines Purchases Three More Airbus A320s

Aegean Airlines, a fast-growing Greek airline, ordered three more A320 aircraft. According to an agreement signed in December 2005, the airline has committed to 14 A320s, including three A320s leased from ILFC and holds a further nine options. Deliveries are scheduled between...

Hellas Jet Officially in the Air

Greece's newest airline, Hellas Jet, held its first meet last month to officially inaugurate its airline and flights from Athens to Brussels, London, Zurich and Paris as it finally received all necessary licenses. Company officials said the carrier would claim a leading role in...

New Low-cost Carrier from Athens and Thessaloniki

Germany's low-cost carrier "germanwings" now flies out of Athens to Cologne four times a week and out of Thessaloniki three times a week with a ticket price of 19 euros, and that includes all taxes. That price, however, is for anywhere from 15 to 20% of all available seats. As...

Smaller Airlines Preferred By Travelers

It looks like the average flyer believes that the smaller airlines are safer than the big named companies. September's passenger load factor figures were down for Greece's largest airline, state-owned Olympic Airways, as well as major international carriers out of Athens, but...

Axon Takes Delivery Of Five New Aircraft As It Bids For Olympic Airways

With or without Olympic Airways, Axon Airlines, which has emerged as the frontrunner in a privatization tender for Olympic Airways, intends to grow by leaps and bounds. The two-year-old airline last month took formal delivery of five new aircraft - two Boeing 737-400s and three...
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