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Larissa, Kythera Museums Awarded for Best Short Videos

The Diachronic Museum of Larissa and the Archaeological Museum of Kythera have been honored for their short videos at the Museums in Short 2018 Awards.

European Travel Agents Meet in Slovenia

The European Association of Travel Agents and Tour Operators (ECTAA) will meet in the European Green Capital 2016, Ljubljana, Slovenia, on Wednesday, May 25, for its semi-annual meeting.
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Avis Hellas Wishes Greek Basketball Team “Good Luck” At Eurobasket 2013

Car rental company Avis Hellas wished the best of luck to the players of the Greek basketball team right before they departed to Slovenia for Eurobasket 2013.

EKPOIZO Reports Overpriced Airline Tickets

Consumer organization EKPOIZO recently discovered that advertized airline tickets have serious price variations, some which reached up to 63 percent between the advertized on-line cost and the actual charge.

New Direct Flight Athens-Ljubljana

A new scheduled route from Ljubljana in Slovenia to Athens commenced last month served by Adria Airways, Slovenias’ national airline and a regional Star Alliance member. The carrier flies three-times-weekly from Ljubljana to Athens on Tuesday, Thursday and Sundays, with an...

Border Checks Lifted for Newest Schengen Members

Border checks were lifted at the airports of the nine countries that joined Europe's border-free Schengen area last year. Controls on land and sea frontiers were lifted last year and those at airports have now been lifted as security upgrades have been completed.

More Countries Join Schengen Area

On 21 December 2007, nine countries were inducted into the Schengen area thus facilitating travel within Europe and eradicating land and sea border control restrictions.

Ukraine Travel Show Sees Increased Interest

The Ukrainian Travel and Tourism Show UITT, to be held in March 2008 at the International Exhibition Center in Kiev, has seen a dramatic increase in interest from both local and international companies.

Thessaloniki Earns Popular Conference Destination Status

The annual publication of the International Congress and Convention Association recently found Thessaloniki amongst the top one hundred conference destination cities for the third year in a row.

Thessaloniki Forum Voices Reservations For Long-Term Tourism Benefits

Greece holds the top spot among 28 destinations in the world with 67 percent of tourists saying that this country is the most attractive place for vacations, according to a survey by the German tour operator TUI, presented at the recent 11th Thessaloniki Forum.

EU Will Revisit Aviation Security Measures

In response to last month's foiled terrorist plot to bomb transatlantic flights departing from London, an emergency meeting was held between UK Home Secretary John Reid and EU ministers from Finland (now holding EU presidency), France, Germany, Portugal and Slovenia, which hold...

Greece Included in New Eurail Pass

Eurail is adding a new Eurail Pass Category and new country combinations to the Eurail Regional Pass for 2006. For the first time in its history, Eurail offers single-country rail passes, starting Jan. 1.

Forty-nine New Hellenic Tourism Organization Offices Planned

The tourism ministry is planning to establish 49 new Hellenic Tourism Organization offices around the world, in addition to the current 23 international offices, Tourism Development Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos said during a press conference called last month.

Athens Hosts First Luxury Travel Show

Luxury travel is an industry in its own right representing 3% of elite travelers worldwide who account for 20% of total annual travel expenditures. This segment of tourism is expanding at an increasing rate and shows no sign of slowing down.

Balkan Federation Agreement Signed

The Federation of Travel and Tourism Agencies Association in the Balkan Region is now a reality. During last month's Tourism Panorama the final signatures from seven presidents of 10 Balkan country travel agency associations entered the cooperation agreement.

HATTA Behind Creation of Balkan Travel Agency Associations’ Federation

With little help but with a lot of work, Yiannis Evangelou, president of the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Agents, managed to draw together all similar associations throughout the Balkans and pose an idea. "Let's cooperate through a pan-Balkan federation of travel...