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Interview – Amadeus VP for NECSE Region Gives Outlook for 2017, Talks Key Trends and Greek Market

Amadeus is celebrating its 30th year of business and VP NECSE Region Joost Schuring talks to GTP on the company's milestones, the Greek market and lists a number of key trends taking center stage in travel in 2017.

Sabre to Hold Technology and Tourism Event in Athens

International experts and representatives of the tech travel industry will meet on Wednesday, October 12, in Athens to join Sabre Envision, an event organized by Sabre Corporation to present and discuss the latest technology trends that will have a major impact on the travel industry.

IATA: July 2 Deadline for Payments to ‘BSP’ Remains Unchanged for Greek Travel Agents

The deadline for payments to IATA's electronic billing system BSP (billing and settlement plan) for Greek travel agencies, remains unchanged and is set for Thursday, July 2.

PETAGA Elects New Board of Directors

Yiorgos Maroutsos has been elected president of the Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA).

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Greece’s heavy industry is tourism and the Philoxenia tourism exhibition is the premier event to promote and support it.

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Every country that wants to be recognized as a major player in the worldwide tourism market needs to prove its ability to organize successful events; must always find ways to promote its offers to travel professionals; and should host at least one successful travel fair per year.

Travel Association Wins Commision Case

The Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA) succeeded in winning a court case recently whereby travel agents are entitled to a minimum 7 percent commission on airline tickets sold.

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...

Travel Trade Calls Emergency Session To Confront Commission Cuts

Greece's travel trade associations got together last month ans called emergency general assembly of all travel associations to consider stop selling domestic airline tickets after local carriers cut agency commission down to 6.94% from 9%.

Spyros Ginis

Through GTP, with the valuable data and information it contributes to help us in our work, I wish to salute the 16th Philoxenia. I would also like to stress to every responsible party that there is no greater disappointment for the pioneers of Greek tourism - the travel agents -...

A note by the publisher

Σε βοήθεια της νήσου Σάμου, που δοκιμάστηκε από τις πυρκαγιές, προσέτρεξαν επαγγελματίες και φορείς του τουρισμού. Ενέργειες σαν αυτές του προεδρείου της ΠΕΤΑΓΑ, του ομίλου MINOAN και άλλων, επικροτούνται και είναι αναγκαίες στην τουριστική οικογένεια, η οποία δείχνει έτσι ...