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Travel Agencies Called To Join Forces

Proposed solutions and improvements on technical and substantive issues within the relations of tourism offices and airline companies were discussed recently in Athens at the "Air Services 2009" conference.

IATA Projects Loss for Airline Industry in 2009

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced its forecast for 2009. It expects an industry loss of 2.5 billion dollars. All regions, except the U.S., are expected to report larger losses in 2009 than in 2008.

Tassos A. Stylianopoulos

Another year has gone by quickly and we are again ready to celebrate the opening of Philoxenia 2008 and offer our best wishes for its success.

Continental Airlines Completes Travel Agent Seminar

Continental Airlines recently completed its second educational seminar at Athens International Airport for representatives from some of the biggest travel agents and tour operators in Greece.

IATA Partners with Solar Airplane Project

The International Airline Transport Association announced it has become an institutional partner of Solar Impulse, the solar airplane project that will fly around the world with no fuel and zero emissions. The agreement was signed by the president of Solar Impulse, Bertrand...

IATA Predicts Traffic Growth Set to Slow

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) recently released full-year traffic results for 2007. The results show international passenger traffic demand grew 7.4 percent for the year 2007 that is a considerable increase from the 5.9 percent increase recorded in 2006. In...

IATA Launches New Portal

The International Air Transport Association recently launched www.iatatravelcentre.com, a new portal to inform passengers and offer personalized advice for travel planning and trip preparation.

IATA Survey Shows Airline Passengers Want More Self-Service

The International Air Transport Association reported that the results of its 2007 corporate air travel survey showed that passengers overwhelmingly saw value in new technologies to simplify the travel process. Some 10,000 travelers participated in the survey, which revealed that...

Kyvernitis Travel & Shipping Moves into New Premises

Kyvernitis Travel & Shipping, one of the most well known and respected travel agencies in the Greek market, has marked its forty plus year experience in travel and tourism by moving into new premises on Syngrou Avenue.

Biggest Airlines Worst Offenders

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) publishes its report every quarter, and produces an annual figure at the end of each calendar year. The reports include not just baggage handling performance of its member airlines, but also their performance in other areas.

Quality System for Greek Travel Agencies

Travel agents that wish to belong to the Dutch Association of Travel Agents must adhere to a specific quality guarantee system, and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Association intends to implement a similar system in Greece.

Privacy of Passenger Data At Issue

As we go to press, a new agreement has not been reached between the EU and the U.S. on the transfer of airline passenger name records (PNR) to the U.S. government.

New Travel Industry Era for Cel Tours

With a new board and a new dynamic strategy, Cel Tours breaks into a new era in its 22-year history. Mary Souli Kafkios, the company's chairperson and managing director, says it’s time to take off the blinkers and jump into the international marketplace. She began Cel's...

No Commissions From BA for UK Agents

British Airways last month delivered a two-punch strike to the British travel agent community. Not only does the airline plan to cease paying agent commissions, it also will block IATA agents doing less than £50,000 of business over a 12-month period, a move that will affect an...

Two of Greece’s Biggest Travel Agencies Initiate Merge

Two of Greece's major travel enterprises took the plunge last month and started off the new year with a merger announcement. Panagiotis Zerzivilis of Aktina Travel and Giorgios Economou of Marine Tours said they merged their consolidation departments and formed a new company...

Airline Representatives Demand Second Athens Airport

The Association of Airline Company Representa-tives last month called on government to change present legislation so as to allow a second international airport to be created in the Athens area because, according to the association’s president, Dinos Frantzeskakis, the Athens...

Airline Industry Performance Improving

The airline industry turned the corner in June, according to Giovanni Bisignani, IATA`s Director General and CEO. "Although we are still well below where we were at the same time last year, travelers are returning," he said. "We expect that traffic recovery will intensify through...

Athens International Airport World’s Best

Athens International Airport is the new leader in the world in its category, according to the annual results of International Air Transport Association's independent survey "Global Airport Monitor" for 2002.

Η αλαζονεία της αερομεταφοράς

Το 1944 η δημιουργία της ΙΑΤΑ εξυπηρέτησε την ανάπτυξη και μεγέθυνση των διεθνών αερομεταφορών με εφαρμογές (κανονισμούς) εναρμονισμένων πρακτικών, αλλά και ανοχή μονοπωλιακών και καταχρηστικών ενεργειών των αερομεταφορών, το δε 1957 η Συνθήκη της Ρώμης (σύσταση...

Tourism Crisis Not Critical

European Union travel agencies may be suffering somewhat financially, but for the moment the repercussions from the September terrorism attack are not near as bad as first anticipated, said Carl Axel Rheborg, president of ECTAA, which is the group of national agents and tour...