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Cobalt Air Offers Low Fares to Students

Cyprus-based airline Cobalt Air is extending its special fares offer for students by releasing additional seats at low prices onboard its aircraft.

SiteMinder: Top 15 Revenue-generating Booking Channels for Greece’s hotels in 2017

SiteMinder, a leading cloud platform for the global hotel industry, has revealed the 15 booking channels that generated the greatest revenue for hotels in Greece.

Aegean and Sabre Renew Distribution and Technology Partnership

Sabre has renewed its distribution agreement with Aegean Airlines to continue providing full content through the Sabre Travel Network GDS.

Sabre Achieves IATA NDC Level 2 Capability as IT Provider

Sabre Corporation has accelerated the evolution of its retailing technology by becoming IATA NDC Level 2 capable as an IT provider.

Aegean Introduces New Distribution Channel Fee to Travel Agents

Aegean Airlines has informed travel agents that a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) will be imposed on tickets booked through certain GDS systems.

Study: ‘Direct’ Bookings Do Not Cut Costs for Airlines

Increasing so-called “direct” bookings does not reduce costs for airlines, according to a new study released by aviation consultancy Infrata.

ECTAA Slams IAG’s Plans to Charge Fee on GDS Bookings for British Airways and Iberia

ECTAA has condemned the IAG’s decision to apply a 9.5 euros surcharge to British Airways and Iberia tickets booked via GDS.

Interview – Amadeus VP for NECSE Region Gives Outlook for 2017, Talks Key Trends and Greek Market

Amadeus is celebrating its 30th year of business and VP NECSE Region Joost Schuring talks to GTP on the company's milestones, the Greek market and lists a number of key trends taking center stage in travel in 2017.

Sky Express Debuts GDS with Sabre to Reach Travel Agencies Across Greece

Sky Express has joined the Sabre global distribution system (GDS) to reach travel agencies across Greece.

Travelport is First GDS to Receive NDC Aggregator Certification from IATA

Travelport is the first GDS to be granted both "Aggregator Level One" certification and "IT Provider Level Two" status by IATA as part of its NDC programme.

Sabre First to Bring FlightGlobal’s Real-time Flight Data to Travel Agents

Sabre will introduce live data feeds from FlightGlobal in its GDS and travel booking platforms, so agents will have access to flight changes and schedules.

Amadeus and easyJet Continue Longstanding Partnership

Amadeus, a leading provider of advanced technology solutions for the global travel industry, has announced the renewal of a long-term partnership with low-cost carrier easyJet.

IndiGo Signs its First Ever GDS Agreement with Travelport

IndiGo, India’s largest domestic airline, will now distribute all of its fares and ancillary products to Travelport-connected customers worldwide.

Interview: Sabre Hellas’ Andreas Syrigos Tells Us All About Next-generation “Sabre Red Workspace” Solution

Sabre Corporation, a global travel technology leader, recently introduced its new software solution "Sabre Red Workspace" to the worldwide travel industry. Sabre's country director in Greece, Andreas Syrigos, lets us know what the Greek travel industry should expect from this...

Sabre Opens New Athens Office, Has New Technology High on Agenda

The Sabre team in Athens recently hosted its first-ever opening event for customers and suppliers in the brand new office in Chalandri.

Formal Complaint Filed Against Lufthansa GDS Fee By ETTSA

The European Technology & Travel Services Association (ETTSA), the association representing Global Distribution Services (GDS) and online travel agents, has filed a formal complaint with the European Commission against Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines, Swiss and Brussels Airlines.

GBTA: Travel Managers to Cut Spending with Lufthansa Due to €16 Per GDS Booking Surcharge

Fifty percent of travel managers who include Lufthansa in their travel program as a preferred carrier said they plan to decrease spending with the company once its new “distribution cost charge” (DCC) of 16 euros takes effect, a poll of Global Business Travel Association (GBTA)...

Lufthansa Group Introduces Booking Fee On Tickets Booked Via GDS

As of Tuesday, September 1, all airline tickets issued by a booking channel using global distribution systems (GDS) for flights with Lufthansa, Brussels Airlines, Austrian Airlines and Swiss, will include a new “distribution cost charge” (DCC) of 16 euros.

Business Travel Coalition: Travel Industry Rejects Lufthansa Group €16 Surcharge

The Business Travel Coalition has submitted a letter to Lufthansa Group in which it rejects the airline’s plans to implement a 16-euro surcharge on any tickets not purchased through Lufthansa’s website or ticket offices.

ECTAA Files Formal Complaint Against Lufthansa AG on 16-euro GDS Charge

The Group of national travel agents' and tour operators' associations within the EU (ECTAA) on Friday filed a formal complaint with the EU Commission - Directorate General for Mobility & Transport against Lufthansa Group concerning the announced new Distribution Cost Charge (DCC).