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Expedia Promotes Benefits to Greek Hoteliers

Expedia, the world's leading online travel provider, is holding ten workshops in major cities throughout Greece. This initiative to help promote tourism in Greece and improve hotel competitiveness is a result of an agreement made between Expedia and the Hellenic Hotel Federation.

Rapid Changes in Travel Trends

Recent research conducted by travel industry experts has shown the most recent trends in travel and indicated the path that tourism needs to follow in order to keep up with the rapid changes.

Buyers Show Great Interest in 23rd Philoxenia Exhibition

Interest generated by the Philoxenia exhibition (November 1-4, Thessaloniki) for buyers has exceeded expectations a month before the event. Travel agencies and tour operators from 50 countries and some 3,000 potential buyers have contacted the organizers so far, and the list,...

Internet Travel Sites vs Travel Agents

The Internet offers a plethora of travel sites, notably Travelocity, Expedia, Orbitz and Priceline. Travelers can plan and book a trip in a matter of minutes, and travel planning over the web has consequently had an impact on travel agencies.

Greek Tourism Industry Uses But 15% of Potential

Investment in Greece's tourism industry is projected to rise by an average annual rate of 5.4 percent until 2016, according to a study by the World Travel & Tourism Council. The study's authors also estimated that the Greek tourism industry uses a mere 15% of its potential.

World Heritage Sites Acquire Online Promotion

Expedia, the world's largest online travel agency, last month announced a partnership with the United Nations Foundation to promote travel to World Heritage sites. The move is part of Expedia's strategy to raise its international profile, provide more customized services and...

Corporate Online Travel Bookings to Double in Next Three Years

The battlefield lines are being drawn in the evolving online corporate travel arena. Players positioned at the brink of head-to-head combat, as well as those scuffling behind the front lines, are engaged in an intriguing mix of cooperation and competition. Many are devising...

Worldspan Continues Expansion Efforts In Greece

When global distribution system and travel e-commerce provider Worldspan opened its new full-service branch office in Thessaloniki, it was but a first step in investment plans for the Greek market. Additional investment plans for Greece are imperative in order to build market...

Worldspan Signs Agreement with Hotwire.com

Worldspan has announced a technology agreement with Hotwire.com, a leading discount travel site, to power Hotwire's airline bookings. As part of the new partnership, Worldspan will supply Hotwire with an enhanced technology agreement, which includes a range of essential...

Internet Success Depends On Brand Awareness

Three years ago, some $26 billion of leisure, unmanaged business and corporate travel were purchased online worldwide. Latest forecasts by Internet specialists, such as U.S.-based PhoCusWright, see global online travel sales reaching more than $80 billion this year.

Internet Travel Purchases Continue Rapid Increase Home And Abroad

Internet may account for one in every four travel purchases in the main generating markets within the next five years, according to a recent report issued by the World Tourism Organization Business Council.

Bookings To Greece Pick Up Pace After Elections

“The political stability that has resulted from the 17 June elections and the formation of the Government already has influenced recent reservations on a positive level,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said while addressing a conference last month.

E-Tourism Trends Presented To Greek Market

The “E-Tourism & Travel Distribution in Southern Europe & Mediterranean” conference was the first of its kind in Athens and attracted renowned names from the e-travel world and presented the current challenges and trends in the travel market.

European Airlines Create Online Travel Portal

Nine of Europe's leading airlines recently unveiled plans to move into the online travel market with the launch this year of a new online travel service, that sells flights and other travel products direct to the consumer.

Online Mergers Begin In Travel Sector

It looks as if the expected batch of mergers in the online travel sector has begun with the purchase of Expedia by USA Networks Inc. The Internet and TV cable company says it plans to become the world's online travel powerhouse by taking control of the world's second largest...
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.

Greece Promoted Online To German Market

The Greek National Tourism Organization office in Germany is making full use of modern technology to give Greece the best online promotion to the German public.

Greece Expected To Attract More British Tourists This Year

ABTA’s 2014 Travel Trends Report highlights Greece as one of the 12 destinations to watch for this year as the country was one of the most popular overseas holiday destinations in 2013 for Brits.

Expedia Adds Orbitz to its Roster of Acquisitions

After its purchase of Travelocity last month, online travel booking giant Expedia has just added rival Orbitz Worldwide to its interests, buying the firm for approximately 1.4 billion dollars, it said on Thursday.

Greek Hotels Among ‘Best Reviewed’ on Expedia Insiders’ 2015 List

Two Greek hotels are among the Expedia 2015 Insiders' Select rankings, an annual crowd-sourced list of the world's best-reviewed hotels, according to the results announced recently by Expedia.
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