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Alltours Set for Super Year Ahead with New Offerings in Greece

German tour operator Alltours aims to boost its sales for trips to Greece in 2019 by 10 percent and bring 340,000 visitors to the country.

‘Selina’ Hospitality Brand Announces Plans to Enter Greek Market

Selina, a hospitality company that operates across seven countries in Central and South America, has announced plans to enter the Greek market.

Alltours: Everything Perfect in Greek Market

Expecting high growth rates in Greece in 2018, Alltours has greatly expanded its program to the country for the 2018 season.

Ryanair Eyes 10% Growth in Greece Next Year

Ryanair expects a growth of 10 percent in the Greek market next year, the carrier’s chief commercial officer, David O’Brien, informed during a recent press conference for the airline's Athens summer schedule for 2016.

Greek Ministries Of Tourism And Foreign Affairs Focus On Labirint’s Bankruptcy Situation

The Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) are closely cooperating with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the diplomatic mission of Greece in Moscow to responsibly manage the situation that has arisen with the closure of a leading Russian tour operator.

Transavia.com Invests Further In The GDS, Plans To Extend Reach In Greek Market

transavia.com, a Dutch low-cost carrier and member of Air France-KLM Group that provides scheduled services and charter flights to more than 160 destinations, has a strong mission to extend its reach in Europe and reach geographic markets where the brand is less well-established.

EasyJet Tο Launch Nine New Routes For Greek Market

Low-cost carrier easyJet has announced that it will launch nine new routes to and from Greece this year in an attempt to broaden its activity and investment in the Greek market.

Galant Hellas Appointed GSA For transavia.com Greece

As of 1 March, Galant Hellas will begin offering services as low cost airline transavia.com's new General Sales Agent (GSA) for Greece. transavia.com has high expectations of the developments in the Greek travel market.
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Survey: Greeks Go Online To Book Air Travel

One in two Greeks prefer to book airline tickets via the Internet, according to a recent telephone survey on the Greek market by online travel agency Travelplanet24.

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

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.

GDS To Promote Travel Agency Growth

“We will continue to invest in our online development tools, our e-commerce solutions in order to help our customers diversify and grow their online business,” Amadeus Hellas’ CEO Eva Karamanou recently told GTP during the “Brighter, Bolder, Better e-Commerce” forum by global...

Amadeus Forum: A World Of Ideas For Business Growth

“I am convinced that the Central, Eastern and Southern European region is living exponential times,” Juan Antonio Carrasco, Amadeus’ director of CESE markets, said at the launch and the closing of the Amadeus CESE e-Commerce Leaders Forum 2010 that recently took place in Sophia...

Qatar Airways Celebrates Five Years In Greece

“Qatar Airways has made a worldwide phenomenal expansion and impressive growth in the Greek market as in only five years the airline grew from four flights to 14 flights per week,” Alexandros Michalopoulos, sales manager for Qatar Airways Greece and Cyprus, said at a gala dinner...

Cabotage Still An Issue For Cruise Companies

The Association of Passenger Ship Owners recently requested from the tourism ministry a solution for the upgrading of legislation to allow foreign-flag cruise ships to use Greece as a homeport.

Athens Enters ABTA Members’ Handbook 2009

The competitive advantages of Athens can be found in this year's edition of the Association of British Travel Agents Members' Handbook, according to the Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company (ATEDCO).

Lloyd’s Greek Shipping Awards a Big Success

Lloyd's List Greek Shipping Awards was a big success as it recognized the best in Greek shipping. DryShips boss, George Economou, and Greek ship owner and industry legend, John Carras, all took major prizes. Mr. Carras was named "Personality of the Year for 2007," an award...

Greek Tourists Pick Destination-Cyprus

Some 100,000 Greek tourists picked Cyprus as their holiday destination in the first three quarters of 2007. According to official statistics presented by the Cyprus Tourism Organization (CTO), there was 15 percent more tourism movement from Greece to Cyprus during this period...

Lufthansa Welcomes New General Manager

Paulo Yoshikawa is Lufthansa's new general manager for Greece and Cyprus. The Japanese-Brazilian national began his career with Lufthansa in Sao Paulo, Brazil in 1975 and has been with the German carrier ever since. Before coming to Athens, Mr. Yoshikawa was based in Madrid,...

Qatar Airways Completes a Successful Year in Athens

Last month Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, completed its first year of successful operations in Athens. The company's acceptance in the Greek market, by both individuals and travel agents, exceeded all expectations and is driving the company to boost...
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