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Athens Convention Bureau Officially Launched

The Athens Convention Bureau (ACB) was officially launched at IMEX travel exhibition (22-24 April) in Frankfurt. ACB's participation in the exhibition aroused much interest as it has already been included in worldwide conference publications and has launched a pilot website...

Lufthansa Passengers Donate Miles

A year after Lufthansa launched the program "Miles to help," the airline's passengers have already donated some 70 million award miles to a good cause. Members of Lufthansa's "Miles & More" frequent flyer program have the option to donate the miles they have collected to...

Philoxenia Affords Opportunity to Flaunt Government Tourism Policies

The 23rd Philoxenia opened its gates to buyers and sellers from all around the world last month with little different to present compared with previous years. The most significant business event took place on opening day as some 100 hosted buyers from some 30 countries met with...

New Strategic Collaboration for Amadeus and DOTW

Amadeus global travel distribution system and Destinations of the World, the sole wholesale travel company dedicated to selling purely to the global travel trade, recently announced a new strategic collaboration that provides mutually beneficial use of information.

Buyers Show Great Interest in 23rd Philoxenia Exhibition

Interest generated by the Philoxenia exhibition (November 1-4, Thessaloniki) for buyers has exceeded expectations a month before the event. Travel agencies and tour operators from 50 countries and some 3,000 potential buyers have contacted the organizers so far, and the list,...

ITB Berlin Showed Mixed Picture for Arrivals to Greece

German bookings data for holidays in Greece so far this year give a mixed picture, officials said at last month's ITB international travel show in Berlin, one of the world's largest.

Future Traveler Tribes 2020

Amadeus released a major study, Future Traveler Tribes 2020, that defines who will be traveling in the future, which groups will potentially be most dominant, and the technology solutions that will facilitate their journeys and improve their travel experience.

ITB Forecasts A Big and Better Year

ITB Berlin, which takes place from 7 to 11 March 2007, expects this year's fair to top even the successful 2006 fair. "Compared with last year the number of applications received for the ITB Berlin 2007 remains at a high level," according to the director of the ITB, David Ruetz....

WTM Mirrors Success of Global Tourism

The World Travel Market (WTM) held in London last month was the perfect venue to present Greece's new advertising campaign with the message "Explore your senses in Greece."

Andreas A. Andreadis

The general impression today is that tourism on an international level is exceptionally dynamic and filled with promise. This sector's development rate has risen steadily over the past three years and it is expected that in the next years, it will be further strengthened,...

Delta Celebrates 100 Days of Service

Delta Air Lines celebrated its 100th day anniversary for its non-stop service from Athens International Airport to Atlanta, Georgia. To date, the flight, which began in May, has provided service for more than 37,000 customers. The daily flight, aboard a Boeing 767-300ER aircraft,...

Qatar Airways Receives Multiple Awards for 2006

Qatar Airways earned a string of accolades in the annual Skytrax awards, rising to sixth best airline in the world from eighth place last year.

Luxury Cruise Operator Looks to Expansion in Greece

Navigator Travel is now representing Silversea Cruises in Greece. Silversea, a luxury cruise company, has a fleet of four six-star ships (with two more under construction) that travel to ports throughout the world. The company's high quality cruises, explains Aris Zarpaneli of...

Qatar Adds New Delhi to its Routes Network

Qatar Airways recently brought its award-winning Five Star service to the Indian capital New Delhi with its inaugural flight touching down at Indira Gandhi International Airport in mid July.

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

Greece and India Sign Tourism Cooperation Agreement

Tourism ties between India and Greece were recently strengthened with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between the Indian Association of Tour Operators and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents. The signing took place last month during the 5th World...

Greece Possible Venue for Next Year’s WTTC Summit

The World Travel & Tourism Council released its 2005 travel and tourism forecasts for 174 countries and the world and an assessment of the impact of the Indian Ocean Tsunami on the industry at the recent 5th Global Travel & Tourism Summit in New Delhi, India. It also...

Uzbekistan Airways Inaugurates New Flights With New Jet

Uzbekistan Airways called on Greece's travel professionals last month to help it celebrate the introduction of its new Athens-Rome-Tashkent flight. The new scheduled flight, with a new Boeing 757, arrived at the Athens airport on April 6 with all seats full. Rafik Ilyasov,...