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Condor Acquired by LOT Polish Airlines Owner

Polish Aviation Group (PGL), the owner of LOT Polish Airlines (LOT), has announced the acquisition of former Thomas Cook Group subsidiary Condor.

Brexit Uncertainty, Thomas Cook Collapse Slowed 2019 Global Tourism Growth

Factors such as Brexit uncertainty and the Thomas Cook collapse, contributed to a slower growth for international tourism in 2019, says the UNWTO.

New Provision for Greece’s Thomas Cook-hit Tourism Businesses

Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue will allow an income tax deduction for businesses affected by the Thomas Cook collapse.

Greece Sets Unemployment Aid Terms for Thomas Cook-affected Staff

The Greek government has announced the terms for unemployment benefits for staff working at tourism enterprises impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook.

Greece Announces Interest Subsidy Scheme on Loans for Thomas Cook-affected Businesses

Greek businesses affected by the collapse of Thomas Cook can apply to receive loans at subsidized interest rates, according to the Ministry of Development and Investment.

Op-Ed: Why it’s Time We Stopped Talking About the End of the Travel Agent

Alistair Rodger, Travelport's Global VP for Agency Sales—Europe, tells us why it’s finally time to put to bed the idea that the travel agent is no longer relevant and to focus instead on its evolution.

Greece Allocates €30m to Thomas Cook-hit Businesses

Thirty million euros will be allocated to tourism enterprises impacted by the collapse of Thomas Cook UK, according to Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis.

Thomas Cook Germany Goes Down Too

The Thomas Cook domino effect continues to be in full swing with its Germany subsidiary, Thomas Cook GmbH, announcing that it has cancelled all trips for 2020.

Greek Hotels are Facing Three Challenges

The Thomas Cook collapse, the migrant crisis and the lack of infrastructure, are the three challenges Greek hotels are up against, says Hellenic Hoteliers Federation President Grigoris Tasios.

MR&H Forum 2019: Over 400 Experts Gather in Athens to Discuss Tourism in the Med

Over 400 tourism industry and real estate experts recently gathered in Athens to attend the 5th Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) 2019.

Brexit and the Travel Industry Explored at WTM London 2019

Brexit, along with politics and the travel trade, was a major topic of discussion on Day 1 of WTM London 2019.

China’s Fosun Acquires Thomas Cook for $14.2m

Chinese conglomerate Fosun said it would be purchasing Thomas Cook for $14.2 million, weeks after the travel giant collapsed leaving thousands of holidaymakers stranded.

GNTO Looks to Take Ionian Islands Tourism in New Direction

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is aiming for the Ionian Islands to follow a new direction towards sustainable tourism development.

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.

School for Tourist Guides to Open on Corfu

A school for tourist guides will open on the Ionian island of Corfu next year, according to Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas.

The Transition to a ‘Smarter’ Digital Tourism Model – Interview with Thomas Krabokoukis

Thomas Krabokoukis, a Digital Hotel Strategist at Nelios, analyzes how hotels should increase direct bookings and develop guest loyalty.

Expert: Greek Hoteliers Must Limit Reliance on Tour Operators

Greek hoteliers must expand their partnerships in the wake of Thomas Cook’s collapse, according to tourism industry expert Andreas Papatheodorou.

Commission Approves €380 Million German Rescue Aid to Condor

The European Commission has approved Germany's plans to grant a €380-million loan to charter airline Condor, after the collapse of its parent company Thomas Cook.

Greece’s New Tourism Campaign to Focus on New Markets, Affluent Travelers

Greece's new tourism strategy for 2020 will focus on new markets and affluent travelers, according to GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis.