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ECTAA: EU Package Travel Directive Must Be Revised to Better Protect Travellers Rights

The European Travel Agents’ and Tour Operators’ Association (ECTAA) is urging the EU to strengthen travellers rights in areas not addressed by the existing Package Travel Directive.

CommonPass: Digital Health Passport to Go into Effect for Covid-19 Era Travel

In efforts to restart travel, five global airlines said they would be introducing digital health passports in order to facilitate passengers in the Covid-19 era.

Advanced Coronavirus Measures in Place at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has moved ahead with a series of measures to halt the potential spread of the Wuhan virus.

WHO Chief Warns Against Wuhan Virus Travel Bans and Isolation

In response to worldwide concern over the coronavirus outbreak, the head of the World Health Organization called for caution and evidence before proceeding with extreme measures.

Greek Health Body Issues Coronavirus Guidelines to Hotels, Cruise ships & Airlines

Greece’s EODY has released guidelines to tourism services providers, aiming to eliminate the potential spread of the coronavirus in the country.

Greek Travel Agents Urge Penalty-free Cancellations in View of China Virus

Greek travel agents are calling on tourism stakeholders and authorities to jointly formulate a clear action plan in view of the coronavirus outbreak.

EU Τravelers Still Don’t Know their Passenger Rights

Despite the fact that Europe has implemented a comprehensive set of passenger rights, more than half of those who travel still don’t know what these rights are.

EU Votes to Protect Consumers, Employees in Bankruptcy Cases

Stronger and better consumer and employee protection in cases of corporate failure is the focus of a resolution which was recently adopted by the European Parliament.

ECTAA Backs EU Parliament Calls for Post-Thomas Cook Support Measures

ECTAA has welcomed a European Parliament decision to support measures that help tourists and tourism businesses address issues created from Thomas Cook's collapse.

Three Greek Airports Listed Among Europe’s Top 10 for Tardiness

Three airports in Greece - Mykonos, Santorini and Athens - have been listed by AirHelp among Europe’s top 50 in terms of flight delays.

AirHelp: Greece Flight Delays, Cancellations Up by 7%

Three in 10 flights departing from Greece, were either delayed or cancelled in the first seven months of the year, an AirHelp report reveals.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

EU’s PNR Directive Tightens Security for Travelers

The European Parliament and Council PNR (Passenger Name Record) Directive, being adopted across the EU, will require travelers to provide detailed personal information ahead of travel.

Greece Called to Apply EU Rules for Passengers Traveling by Sea

The European Commission has requested for Greece to fully apply European Union rules on the rights of passengers traveling by sea in the EU.

Association of European Airlines Launches New Website

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) has introduced a new website that contains several new features and is more than ever a rich source of information about the association, the performance of its members, its key figures, activities and positions.
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AEA To Address Key Passenger Rights Issues In European Parliament

The Association of European Airlines (AEA) and MEP Georges Bach will organize a debate where Members of the European Parliament and airlines will exchange their views on key passenger rights issues.

Proposal For Bus And Coach Passenger Rights Tabled

A proposal that involves passenger rights for bus and coach transport was adopted at the European Union Council of Transport Ministers held in December in Brussels. The proposal aims to strengthen the rights of bus and coach passengers that travel on international and...