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Star Alliance Shifts Focus to Improve Seamless Travel Experience

Star Alliance’s digital strategy has undertaken a shift from membership growth to improving the seamless travel experience, especially for those customers who fly on multi-carrier journeys.

ECTAA: Still No Refund For Spanair And Malev Customers

“A solution to the bankruptcies of airlines is vital,” the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) said last month citing a statement released by the European Travel Agents and Tour Operators Associations (ECTAA), whose members include HATTA, in regards to the...

Mega Airlines Studies Among Europe’s Top 10 Authorized Training Centers

IATA (International Air Transport Association) recently named Mega Airlines Studies a 2011 Europe Top 10 Authorized Training Center (ATC).

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Volcanic Ash Outcome On Tourism

From 15 April until 21 April a total of 1,177 flights to and from Greek airports were canceled due to the volcanic ash cloud from Ireland, according to Civil Aviation Authority data.

World Tourism Bodies Announce Joint Statement On Industry

Leading travel and tourism industry associations from around the world have collaborated on a joint statement asking governments to work together in partnership to address concerns facing the global travel and tourism industry.

Smaller Airlines Preferred By Travelers

It looks like the average flyer believes that the smaller airlines are safer than the big named companies. September's passenger load factor figures were down for Greece's largest airline, state-owned Olympic Airways, as well as major international carriers out of Athens, but...

A note by the publisher

As the 'war' between the U.S. and terrorism broke out in North America, a small but pungent war broke out in Athens between air travel agencies and the world's airlines through their local International Air Transport Association's Bank Settlement Plan office, where all air travel...

Travel Agents Blame Government For Tourism Arrival Decrease

Because government employees can not do their job properly and because government is unable or unwilling to give the proper incentive or education to rectify the matter, Greece loses billions of drachmas in precious tourism foreign exchange, says Yiannis Evangelou, president of...
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Aktina Leads The Way

Just a few years after it was first founded in 1975, Piraeus-based Aktina has lead the way for other Greek travel agencies. The office became an IATA member in 1977 and in 1981 the company foresaw new market developments and was one of the few to convert the personal company into...