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EU Votes To End Roaming Fees, Expand Consumer Rights

The European Parliament has voted to end roaming charges by Christmas 2015, as part of a wider vote in support of the Commission’s proposed regulation for a "Connected Continent" (telecoms single market).
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AEA To Address Key Passenger Rights Issues In European Parliament

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) and MEP Georges Bach will organize a debate where Members of the European Parliament and airlines will exchange their views on key passenger rights issues.
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Greek Gastronomy Served At European Parliament

“We hope we will have the opportunity again to represent Greece’s gastronomy abroad,” the Chef's Club of Greece said following the presentation of the country’s cuisine at the European Parliament on 10 April.
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Greek Cuisine Goes To European Parliament

Sixty Greek chefs will attend and present contemporary Greek cuisine and give MEPs in Brussels the chance to sample dishes with the finest local products at an event to be held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, 10 April.
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MEPS Vote On “Better Airports” Package

The European Parliament voted today, Wednesday, 12 December, on proposed measures to help increase the capacity of Europe's airports, reduce delays and improve the quality of services offered to passengers.

World Tourism Day 2007 Focus on Women

On the occasion of World Tourism Day 2007 a think tank was hosted in Bentota (Sri Lanka) supported by the World Tourism Organization under the theme "Tourism Opening Doors for Women."

Government Signs Legislation for National Aeronautical Supervisory Command

With the signing of a recent Presidential Decree, Greece can now create an independent National Aeronautical Supervisory Command. The pertinent decree, which allows for the organization, operation and staffing of the new command, was signed last month by the country's minister of...

Business Tourism Congress Held in Athens

Last month, the Second General Assembly and Annual Congress of the European Federation of the Associations of PCOs was held at the Helexpo Congress and Exhibition Centre in Athens.

Tourism Professionals Against EU Directive on Services

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agencies last month expressed concern on how the European Union's Bolkestein directive, which is designed to open up the EU service sector, will impact the group's members.

EU Agrees to Share Air Passenger Information with USA

The European Union (EU) will sign a long-debated air passenger data transfer agreement with the United States despite opposition from the European Parliament (EP), said Jonathan Todd, a spokesman from the European Commission (EC), late last month.

Airlines Double Passenger Compensation

The European Union's transport council recently announced a decision to effectively double the compensation paid to passengers who are unable to be accommodated on the flights on which they are booked.

Possible Increase In Airline Passenger Compensation

The European Commission last month tabled a proposal that, if adopted, would oblige airlines to pay a hefty sum to passengers forced to miss their flights either through overbooking or cancellation.