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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.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.

Rumor? Troika Wants Greece To Close 22 Airports

The Greek travel industry was stunned when rumors began to spread that Greece's lenders, the Troika, have brought to the table the demand that sees the shut down of 22 regional airports.

Απίστευτο! Αληθινό; Yπό διαπραγμάτευση το κλείσιμο 22 αεροδρομίων της χώρας;

Εμβρόντητος ο ΗΑΤΤΑ και σύσσωμος ο τουριστικός κόσμος παρακολουθεί φημολογία σύμφωνα με την οποία σύμβουλοι εισηγήθηκαν στην τρόικα να ζητήσει από την ελληνική κυβέρνηση το κλείσιμο 22 αεροδρομίων της χώρας. Το ΤΑΙΠΕΔ έσπευσε να διαψεύσει όσα αναφέρονται στα δημοσιεύματα...

World Tourism Day 2013: HATTA To Launch Tourism Awareness Contest For Kids

On the occasion of World Tourism Day, celebrated on 27 September, the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) has announced that it plans to launch a nationwide contest to promote and encourage tourism awareness among the younger generation.

TUI To Bring More Tourists To Greece Next Year

TUI tour operators will bring an additional 300,000 tourists to Greece next year, thus exceeding two million visitors, the CEO of TUI Travel PLC, Peter Long, was reported to have said during his recent visit to the country.

Greek Travel Agents Invited To Explore E.U. “Travelife” Initiative

Greek travel agents can now get fully informed on how their businesses can benefit from participating in the E.U. initiative "Travelife" through the new website that recently launched in the Greek language.

Greek Professionals Want Single VAT Rate For The Whole Tourism Sector

Greek tourism professionals applauded the recent announcement of the VAT cut in the food service sector but also underlined that similar tax reductions must be considered for the whole tourism sector for the country's competitiveness to improve.

HATTA: Πρόταση αναθεώρησης της Οδηγίας για τα Οργανωμένα Ταξίδια

Μετά από μακροχρόνια προετοιμασία που ξεκίνησε το 2009, η Ευρωπαϊκή Επιτροπή δημοσίευσε την πρότασή της για την αναθεώρηση της Οδηγίας για τα Οργανωμένα Ταξίδια (90/314/ΕΟΚ)....
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HATTA Warns Consumers Of Possible “Pyramid Scheme” Scam

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is warning consumers of a possible "pyramid scheme" scam.

HATTA: Προσοχή! Πιθανές απάτες σε βάρος του καταναλωτικού κοινού

Μετά το κύμα εξαπατήσεων εις βάρος τουριστικών επιχειρήσεων την αποκάλυψη του οποίου έκανε η Ελληνική Αστυνομία με τη συνδρομή του ΗΑΤΤΑ, νέο φαινόμενο παρουσιάζεται με στόχο αυτή τη φορά το καταναλ...

AirFastTickets Throws Office Warming Party

Greek online booking company AirFastTickets threw a big party on 4 June to celebrate the opening of its new and very impressive office in Piraeus.

IATA Presents New Distribution Plan To Greek Travel Agents

Greek travel agents were informed last week on the International Air Transport Association's (IATA) New Distribution Capability (NDC).

Good Signs For Greek Congress Tourism At IMEX 2013

Congress tourism professionals from all over the world showed a great interest in Greece at this year's International Exhibition of Congress Tourism IMEX that took place in Frankfurt last month, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization office in Germany.