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German Travel Interest in Greece Soaring

Greece is winning over German travelers, pushing rival Turkey aside, with tourism professionals saying 2018 will break all records.
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Stayover Tax, New Destinations, Airline Links Key to Greek Tourism 2018

It’s going to be a pivotal year ahead for Greece’s tourism sector, which broke all records in 2017 and aims to do the same in 2018.

Greece, Cyprus Top ‘Sunshine Saturday’ Choices for the Brits

Greece and Cyprus are at the top of British travelers’ bucket lists, according to travel agents working full speed ahead for 'Sunshine Saturday’, the busiest day for holiday bookings in the UK

AirlineRatings.com Names the World’s Safest Airlines for 2018

AirlineRatings.com has released its annual list of the Top 20 safest airlines for 2018, which stand out for being at the forefront of safety and innovation.

Thomas Cook to Open New ‘Sunprime’ Hotel on Kos in Summer 2018

Aiming to expand its presence in Greece, British travel company Thomas Cook will open a new "Sunprime" hotel on Kos in summer 2018.

DRV Says More Germans Eyeing Greece Holidays in 2018

On the back of increasing sales for travel to Greece, the German Travel Association (DRV) is forecasting the upward trend to continue into 2018.

Thomas Cook, Air Transat Agree to Exchange Aircraft Seasonally

Thomas Cook Group Airlines and Canada’s Air Transat have signed a seven-year agreement for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis. 

Greece-bound Travelers from Germany to Peak in 2018

Tour operators and sector professionals in Germany are forecasting a record year ahead with more German travelers choosing Greece for their holidays in 2018.

Greece Top Choice for French Travelers, 2018 Pre-bookings up by 10%

Greece is among the top three destination choices for French holidaymakers with the number of arrivals in 2017 up by 15 percent compared to 2016.

Lufthansa Interested in ‘Parts’ of Air Berlin

Lufthansa has expressed interest in acquiring a number of planes from German carrier Air Berlin after it filed insolvency recently.

Thomas Cook: Double-digit Growth in Summer 2017 Bookings to Greece

Tour Operator Thomas Cook has recorded a robust 22 percent increase in summer 2017 bookings for Greece compared to the previous year.

Three Airlines, Two Operators Handling Bulk of Tourists to Greece

Two tour operators and three airlines handle the bulk of travelers interested in Greece this summer, according to the Hellenic Slot Coordination Authority.

TUI, Thomas Cook Say Brisk Demand for Greece

Global tour giants TUI and Thomas Cook say the number of bookings for Greek destinations has grown significantly this summer.

TUI Group Backs ABTA’s ‘Stop Sickness Scams’ Campaign

TUI is supporting ABTA’s “Stop Sickness Scams” campaign which is calling on the government to crack down on fake holiday sickness claims.

Thomas Cook: Bookings for Holidays in Greece Up 40%

Bookings for holidays in Greece are up 40 percent on last year, according to tour operator Thomas Cook.

ITB 2017: Strong Demand for Travel from Germany to Greece

Bookings for travel packages to Greece are recording an increase of some 70 percent this year compared to 2016, according to the president of the German Travel Association (DRV), Norbert Fiebig.

German Tour Operators See Surge in Bookings to Greece

With only two weeks to go until the opening of ITB Berlin 2017, leading German tour operators have informed that travel demand to Greece is on the up.

Thomas Cook Posts Losses Despite Increased Interest in Greece

Thomas Cook may be seeing a strong demand for holidays in Greece, but has reported losses amounting to £49.1 million for the three months to December 31.

EC Opens Antitrust Probe into EU Hotels Online Pricing

Hotel accommodation, consumer electronics and video games sectors have come under the scrutiny of the European Commission.

TTG Says Greece Top Search for Summer Travel

It may still be snowing in most of Europe, but eager holidaymakers are making plans for the summer ahead and Greece appears to be a favourite choice, according to UK travel magazine TTG.