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All Eyes On Global Economy at World Travel Market ‘08

World Travel Market 2008 focused on global travel trends, responsible tourism, and travel technology.

Worldspan Rate Runner Released in Greece

As of late last year, Worldspan's 'Rate Runner' is available within its Go! product for travel agency office managers in Greece and includes which low cost carriers are available in Rate Runner for the markets in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,...

Internet Bookings Continue to Rise

Holidaymakers throughout Europe are showing a greater preference for booking travel online. In particular, Western Europe is set to see a dramatic increase in the number of hotel reservations made on the Internet this year.

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

Rodos And Kos See Major Non-Resident Arrival Increase

Although non-resident arrivals showed a 1.3 percent decrease from last year levels in the first seven months of 2010, Greek islands Kos and Rodos enjoyed more visitors despite the economic downturn, according to figures released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Low-Cost Airlines To Boost Activity In Greece

The Greek Government will cooperate with low-cost airlines and provide every possible facility on a business level, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis said in a recent meeting with 18 representatives of international low-cost airlines.

Low Cost Carrier Benefits To Greece Discussed

“Does Greece’s tourism product benefit from the operation of low cost carriers in the country?” was one of the main questions asked at the “Low cost carriers in the Greek skies” assembly organized recently in Athens by the Hellenic Aviation Society and the Hellenic Association of...

Ryanair To Connect Kerkyra With Manchester

Low-cost airline Ryanair recently announced Manchester-Kerkyra as one of its new routes for 2013.
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Dodecanese Chamber Seals The Deal With Ryanair

Ryanair will fly to Kos and Rodos for the next two years as the carrier renewed its agreement with the Dodecanese Chamber, an announcement said today, Monday, 3 December.
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Ryanair To Open New Hub In Chania, Crete

Chania, Crete, will be low cost carrier Ryanair’s first Greek hub and 55th base in Europe as of next spring, according to an announcement made by the airline’s official Kate Sherry on Thursday, 20 December.
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Finnair: World’s Safest Airline

Finnair topped the world's safest airlines list, according to the 2012 airline safety ranking recently released by Europe's Jet Airliner Crash Data Evaluation Center (JACDEC).
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Olympic Handling Signs Multiyear Agreement with Ryanair

Olympic Handling yesterday, 14 January, announced its multiyear agreement for the provision of airport ground handling services to Ryanair.
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Ryanair Reiterates Proposal To “Rescue” Greek Tourism

Irish low-cost airline Ryanair said on 1 August that it would create new bases in Athens and Thessaloniki and boost passenger traffic to Greece by 10 million if Athens International Airport (AIA) would drop the air passenger duty for new routes to and from Athens and reduce...
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Athens Airport, Aegean Airlines Hit Back At Ryanair

Athens International Airport (ΑΙΑ) and Greek carrier Aegean Airlines issued statements shortly after Irish low-cost airline Ryanair gave a press conference in Athens during which the company described AIA’s pricing policy as “very expensive” and said the Greek carrier was a...

Ryanair To Fly To Chania, Crete, From Dublin Next Year

Ryanair recently announced it will add more routes next year, including one from Dublin, Ireland, to Chania on Crete, Greece.

Ryanair To Open New Hubs In Athens, Thessaloniki

Dublin-based Ryanair announced on 14 January the opening of its second and third Greek hubs in Athens and Thessaloniki respectively. The hubs are part of a $280 million investment in Greece.

Aegean Airlines On Ryanair’s Plans To Open New Hubs In Athens, Thessaloniki

Greek carrier Aegean Airlines issued an announcement on 14 January in regards to the plans of Irish low fares airline Ryanair to open Greek hubs in Athens and Thessaloniki

Athens Hotel Owners Welcome New Ryanair Hub In Greek Capital

The Athens-Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association applauded the recent announcement made by Ryanair on the creation of hubs in Athens and Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki To Welcome Passengers From New Destinations In Spring 2014

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization welcomed the recent announcement made by Ryanair on the creation of a hub in the Greek Northern city.

Ryanair In Talks With GDS Providers To Distribute Fares Via Travel Agencies

Ryanair is discussing third party distribution of tickets via travel agencies with GDSs (global distribution systems) Travelport, Amadeus and Sabre.