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TUI Hellas Heraklion First Greek Travel Company to be Awarded Travelife Certificate

TUI Hellas in Heraklion, Crete, has become the first Greek travel company to be fully certified by Travelife – the international sustainability system for Tour Operators and Travel Agencies.

European Travel Professionals Express Concern on Possible ‘Hasty’ Hotel VAT Hike in Greece

Tour operators and travel agents in Europe have joined Greek tourism professionals in their request to the Greek Government to not increase the Value Added Tax (VAT) rate for hotel accommodation from 6.5 percent at present to 13 percent.

Hotel Chamber to Broaden its Membership to Include Greek Travel Agents

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni held a meeting with the presidents of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels and Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and was informed on their plans to work together for the benefit of the country’s tourism.

Grekland Panorama: TUI Nordic to Exhibit at Greek Fair in Sweden

TUI Nordic is expected to give an impressive and dynamic showing during the second Grekland Panorama travel fair for Greece that will take place in Stockholm, Sweden, next year.

Lysandros Tsilidis, President Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies

The primary goal for Greek tourism should include: the expansion of our tourism period through actions that will differentiate and enrich our offers; and the entrance in international tourism markets.

Greece Strengthens Tourism Ties With India

Direct flight connections and visa facilitation are key factors for more travelers from India to visit Greece, the Indian Ambassador to Athens Tsewang Topden said on Friday 31 October.

HATTA Introduces Greece To Indian Tour Operators

Seventy-two outbound tour operators from India are currently attending a mega familiarization trip in Greece to gain firsthand experience of what the country has to offer as a destination.

Leading Greek Hotel Chains To Take Part In Grekland Panorama 2015 Expo In Sweden

Some of the biggest brands in the Greek hospitality industry have confirmed their participation in Grekland Panorama 2015, the second fair for Greece in Stockholm, and are expected to make a strong presentation to the Swedish market.

Greek Tourism Sector Strongly Reacts To SYRIZA’s Plan To Downplay SETE’s Role

Main opposition SYRIZA sparked the negative reaction of Greece's tourism sector when it suggested for the decision that recognizes the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE) as a coordinate institutional national social partner to the Greek Government, to be repealed.

Possible Changes To Greek Tourist Coach Sector Stirs Reactions

Greek tourism professionals have expressed opposition to the government’s new multi-bill that will overhaul the rules that currently exist in the tourist coach sector.

Greek Travel Agents & Professional Yacht Owners Join Hands To Grow Yachting Business

A series of important initiatives have been announced to develop the Greek yachting industry in the domestic and international markets.

MidEast Travel Strengthens Ties With Holy Synod of the Church of Greece

Greek travel agency MidEast Travel & Tourism has been named "selected partner" to the Holy Synod of the Church of Greece, following a competition among Greek tourism enterprises.

UNWTO Informs On Tourism Ethics On International Human Rights Day (10 December)

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) referred to its guiding policy document - the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET) - on the occasion of International Human Rights Day on 10 December.

HATTA Signs UNWTO’s Global Code of Ethics for Tourism

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) was one of the associations of travel agencies from around the world that signed the UNWTO's Global Code of Ethics for Tourism (GCET).

HATTA: Turkish Travel Agencies Are Operating Illegally In Greece

Turkish travel agencies are operating illegally in Greece, travel agents from all over Greece were informed by the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) at a briefing held during the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

TURSAB: Turkish Travelers Opt For Greece

Greece leads the list of top countries most frequently preferred in package tours by Turkish citizens traveling abroad, according to the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB).

HATTA Honors Best Websites, Travel Agency Brochures

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites on 21 November during the 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.

Philoxenia 2013 Set To Open In Thessaloniki

In its 29th year, Philoxenia, Greece's meeting point for the development of strategies and business alliances among tourism professionals, will open its doors on Thursday 21 November 2013 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Giorgos Telonis, President Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies

This year tourism arrivals will exceed the target of 17 million tourists and travel receipts are expected surpass some 15 percent.

TOURISMlink Platform Presented To Greek Travel Agents

Greek travel agents were informed on the advantages of the European Commission-funded project TOURISMlink, an online platform that aims to modernize the tourism value chain and offer small and medium enterprises (SMEs) a better position in the global tourism market.