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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.
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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“Growth with Jobs”

Με την παγκόσμια οικονομία να βρίσκεται σε στασιμότητα και τις προοπτικές για την απασχόληση να είναι τουλάχιστον αρνητικές, είναι τεράστια η ευθύνη όλων όσων ασχολούνται με τη διαμόρφωση πολιτικής να σπάσουν το φαύλο κύκλο της αύξ...
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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.
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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...
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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.
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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).
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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.
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Tourism On Greek PM’s Agenda In China

Tourism is one of the Greek economy’s sectors hoped to benefit from Greek Prime Minister Antonis Samaras’ official 4-day visit to China that kicked off yesterday, Wednesday, 15 May.
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Young Tourist Stabbed On Crete Recovering, Greek Tourism Professionals Express Support

"This is an isolated incident and should not disturb the sense of security felt by travelers in our country," the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said in an announcement on 15 May in regards to the stabbing of an 11-year-old Russian tourist in Iraklio,...
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Greek Museums And Sites On New Time Schedule After Easter

The operating hours of Greek museums and archaeological sites that have heavy tourist traffic will soon be adjusted to the convenience of tourists and cruise ship passengers.
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Visa-Free 2013 Pilot Program For Turks To Kick Off

Last summer’s visa facilitation pilot program that allowed non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit selected Greek islands in the eastern Aegean without a visa from a Greek consulate will run again this season.
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Acropolis Area Beset By Tour Buses, Solution Sought

The Greek Tourism Ministry is in search of a management strategy to ease the congestion in the area of the Acropolis caused by tour buses when transferring tourists to and from the site.
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Travel Trade Athens 2013: Ο Δήμος Αθηναίων φέρνει στην Αθήνα 80 Τουριστικούς Παράγοντες

Η τουριστική προβολή της Αθήνας, η αποκατάσταση της εικόνας της στη διεθνή αγορά και η προώθηση της πόλης ως αυτόνομου ταξιδιωτικού προορισμού, βρίσκεται στο επίκεντρο του Travel Trade Athens 2013, που διοργανώνει ο δήμος Αθηναίων στις 22 και 23 Απριλίου 2013, στο νέο Μουσείο της...