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PETAGA Elects New Board of Directors

Yiorgos Maroutsos has been elected president of the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA).

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Every country that wants to be recognized as a major player in the worldwide tourism market needs to prove its ability to organize successful events; must always find ways to promote its offers to travel professionals; and should host at least one successful travel fair per year.

New Board of Directors for POET

The Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (POET) recently elected its new board of Directors, of which Tsampikos Moschatos—member of the Association of Rodos Travel Agents (ARTA)—is the new president, Alekos Gasparatos (president of the Union of Greek Tourist Coaches),...

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

Olympic’s Fares Increase By As Much As 54%

Recent increases in the price of petrol pushed the world's airlines into 10-15% increases in winter fares, but Olympic Airways seems to have gotten carried away and increased at least one of its winter fares - first-class one-way Athens-New York - by 54%.

Spyros Ginis

Through GTP, with the valuable data and information it contributes to help us in our work, I wish to salute the 16th Philoxenia. I would also like to stress to every responsible party that there is no greater disappointment for the pioneers of Greek tourism - the travel agents -...

A note by the publisher

Σε βοήθεια της νήσου Σάμου, που δοκιμάστηκε από τις πυρκαγιές, προσέτρεξαν επαγγελματίες και φορείς του τουρισμού. Ενέργειες σαν αυτές του προεδρείου της ΠΕΤΑΓΑ, του ομίλου MINOAN και άλλων, επικροτούνται και είναι αναγκαίες στην τουριστική οικογένεια, η οποία δείχνει έτσι ...