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Sabre to Sell lastminute.com to Bravofly Rumbo for $120 million

Online travel agency Bravofly Rumbo Group has made a binding offer to acquire the travel and leisure retailer lastminute.com from Sabre, a leading technology provider to the global travel and tourism industry.
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Ministry Announces Action Plan For Greek Tourism

The Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will launch targeted marketing actions to extend the country’s tourism season until the end of the year and make the best of the last-minute holidays period.

E-Tourism Trends Presented To Greek Market

The “E-Tourism & Travel Distribution in Southern Europe & Mediterranean” conference was the first of its kind in Athens and attracted renowned names from the e-travel world and presented the current challenges and trends in the travel market.

Worldspan and Sabre Global Distribution Systems Sold

Sabre Holdings was sold last month to two private equity firms in the U.S. for $4.45 billion. Although Sabre is considered the leading global distribution systems (GDS), analysts say the buyout centered more on the importance of the company's subsidiary units, Travelocity and...

Sabre Purchases Lastminute.com

Sabre Inc. reached an agreement last month to acquire lastminute.com for an estimated $1.1 billion. Sabre said the addition of lastminute.com, with its well-established consumer brands, is expected to provide Sabre's Travelocity unit with greater scale and the leading position in...

Worldspan Continues Expansion Efforts In Greece

When global distribution system and travel e-commerce provider Worldspan opened its new full-service branch office in Thessaloniki, it was but a first step in investment plans for the Greek market. Additional investment plans for Greece are imperative in order to build market...

ABTA Congress Explored Internet Positives And Negatives

The Association of British Travel Agent’s (ABTA) recent congress on Kos gave delegates some tasty food for thought. During the four-day event, which was perhaps the best-organized event ever held in Greece, up-market speakers attempted to foresee the future regarding travel and...