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Mideast Travel Opens Three New Branches In Greece And Turkey

Greek company Mideast Travel has opened new branches in Glyfada, Mykonos and Istanbul, aiming to strategically expand its network in these three important tourist generating markets.

Singapore Airlines To Expand Codeshare Agreement With Turkish Airlines

Singapore Airlines and Turkish Airlines have agreed a major expansion of codeshare ties, covering destinations beyond both Istanbul and Singapore.

Rhodes To Get New Air Link With Istanbul, More Turkish Tourists Expected

Rhodes, Greece, will be welcoming more tourists from Turkey this summer thanks to a new direct flight by Turkish airline Bora Jet starting in early June, according to an announcement.

Kefalogianni To Attend Special Event For Greek Tourism In Turkey, Meet With Officials

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will begin a two-day visit to Istanbul, Turkey, from Tuesday 26 November, to promote Greece and attend a special event dedicated to Greek tourism.

GNTO Office To Operate In Istanbul, Turkey

Greece will open a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Istanbul to boost arrivals.

Thessaloniki To Welcome Direct Flights From The Netherlands And Scandinavia In Spring 2014

Next spring, Thessaloniki will open to new markets and expand in existing ones. Flights from Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo as of April 2014.
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Pegasus Airlines To Launch Athens-Istanbul Daily Flights

Turkish carrier Pegasus Airlines has announced the launch of daily flights from Athens International Airport "Eleftherios Venizelos" to Sabiha Gökçen International Airport in Istanbul via V737/800 aircraft (189 seats) as of 29 June.
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Etihad Airways To Launch Daily Flights Between UAE And Belgrade

Etihad Airways will commence daily nonstop flights between its home base of Abu Dhabi and Belgrade, the capital of Serbia, from 15 June 2013.
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Louis Announces 2013 Cruise Calendar

Louis Cruises recently unveiled its 2013 “Greece and Turkey” cruise program that includes three-, four- and seven-day cruises from Athens (Piraeus) to the Greek Islands and Turkey.
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Aegean Takes You There!

Aegean Airlines has launched the “Take Me There” contest and will give out one return ticket every day throughout 2013 to any destination of the airline’s network in Greece and abroad.
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Etihad And Garuda Indonesia Offer More Codeshare Flights And New Destinations

Etihad Airways and Garuda Indonesia have announced a number of new codeshare destinations in Indonesia, Europe, the Middle East, Singapore and Australia.
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Greek Travel Agents Called To Attend Tourism Forum In Ankara, Turkey

The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) is inviting Greek travel agents to attend a tourism forum in Ankara that will include B2B meetings between Greek tourism professionals and Turkish enterprises.
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Thessaloniki Presented At 17th EMITT In Turkey

Thessaloniki was presented as an attractive quality tourism destination for Turkish travelers at an event held for Istanbul-based travel agents, journalists and Greek correspondents, by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, last week in Istanbul, Turkey.

GNTO Office To Open in Istanbul, Turkey

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni on Thursday, 27 September, announced the establishment of a Greek National Tourism Organization branch in the Sismanoglio Megaro in Istanbul. The minister’s announcement followed a meeting she had with her Turkish counterpart, Ertuğru...

Olympic Air To Appeal Merger Rejection, Halts Routes

Olympic Air announced last month that together with Aegean Airlines it would appeal against the decision of the European Competition Commission that blocked their plans to merge. The commission had said that such a merger would monopolize the Greek market.

New Greek Cruise Ship Fees Unfair, GEPOET

If the increase of port charges are passed on to the consumer, cruise passengers would most likely cancel their bookings and prefer other locations because the Greek product will have become too expensive, according to the General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises...

Greek Tourists Opt For Turkey

Turkey has emerged as one of the most popular tourism destinations abroad for Greeks, according to tourist arrival figures recently released by Turkey's statistical office.

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.

Athens Tourism Before and After the Games

The Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company, in the context of the creation of a ‘tourism observatory’ for the City of Athens, conducted a study entitled ‘Registered Athens Tourism Study—from pre-Olympic to the post-Olympic period: The influence of the Olympic Games and...

New Routes Planned by Aegean from Thessaloniki

Aegean Airlines President Theodoros Vassilakis recently announced new routes by the carrier from Thessaloniki during a ceremony held to christen two new Airbus A321 and A320 jets—with the names "Philoxenia" and "Exelixis" respectively—received by the airline. The ceremony was...