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HATTA Launches Federation of Greek Travel Agencies

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) on Tuesday launched the Federation of Greek Travel Agencies (Fed HATTA).

Museum Shutdown in Greece on Monday Due to Guards’ Work Stoppage, Travel Agents React

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) has reacted to the decision of Greek guards at museums and sites to hold a 4-hour protest work stoppage on Monday, March 30.

HATTA to Make Important Announcements at 2015 General Assembly

The annual general assembly of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) will open next week with interesting announcements and a number of important topics on the international and Greek tourism industry and travel agency sector.

New Policing Plan for Athens Announced

A special policing plan will soon launch in the historic center of Athens to combat delinquent behavior and upgrade the Greek capital's image, according to the Secretary General for Public Order Dimitris Anagnostakis.

Dates for East Med Yacht Show 2015 on Poros Announced

The East Med Yacht Show 2015 will be held on Poros between April 29 and May 3 this year, the Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association announced this week.

HATTA and MTS Group to Boost Promotion of Greek Destinations

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) announced that it will join forces with tourism consulting firm MTC Group to boost the promotion of Greek destinations to markets abroad.

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).