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Thomas Cook’s New ‘Bohemian’ Hotel Concept to Launch from Rhodes, Greece

Thomas Cook has announced the launch of a new hotel concept brand for the bohemian spirit named “Casa Cook”, with a first property in Rhodes, Greece, due to open in May 2016.

Thassos: Brand New Destination for Thomas Cook in 2016

Thomas Cook has added new direct flights to the island of Thassos - “Greece’s best kept secret” - to its Summer 2016 programme.

Greece Fluster, Tunisia Attacks Curb Thomas Cook Gains

The Thomas Cook Group announced Thursday, that the June 26 terrorist attack in Tunisia, and the recent political and economic turmoil in Greece, were expected to take a toll on the company’s full-year profits, despite reporting solid results for the third quarter ending June 2015.

Thomas Cook: Tourists are Enjoying Holidays ‘Without Disruption’ in Greece

British tour operator Thomas Cook said on Monday that its feedback from its team and returning holidaymakers on Greece has been that it is business as usual in the Greek resorts, with customers continuing to enjoy their holidays without disruption.

German Tour Operators Optimistic, See Crete, Rhodes, Kos as Top Spots

German tour operators are insisting that German tourists are planning to hit Greek shores in droves despite recent media reports about dwindling tourism figures.

Greece Among Top Five Choice Destinations for German Tourists

German travellers are expressing interest in Greek packages ahead of the summer season, Deutshe Welle reports ahead of the international tourism ITB 2015 show, which kicks off in Berlin on Wednesday.

Greece Hotel Rates among Cheapest, Bookings on the Rise

Greece is ranked ninth among 24 countries offering the cheapest accommodation and Athens 10th among 50 city destinations according to a trivago.com best value report, making the country an attractive choice for tourists planning their summer holidays.

Greece-Britain: A 100-Year-Old Love Affair

As 2014 is the 100th anniversary of the formation of a tourism office in Greece, an overview of the British love affair with the country and its eternal appeal was given by travel writer Simon Calder, on the first day of the World Travel Market 2014 .

WTM 2014: Greece Tourism Partners TUI, Thomas Cook Discuss Plans For 2015

Tourism trends, new cruise programs and aviation issues were at the center of discussions between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and international partners at the World Travel Market (WTM) 2014, which opened this week in London.

Ebola Crisis Hits Travel Industry

Fears about the spread of the Ebola virus have hit the travel industry, causing shares in airlines, tour operators, cruise operators and hotels to slump on the London Stock Exchange.

Thomas Cook Signs Deal To Monitor Hotels Via Social Monitoring

Tour operator Thomas Cook has agreed a multi-year deal with online reputation management company TrustYou to keep a check on the online reputation of more than 45,000 hotels from its portfolio.

Travel Industry’s Biggest Companies To Attend WTM’s Responsible Tourism Program

World Travel Market 2014’s Responsible Tourism Program will include some of the biggest names in travel including Tui, Thomas Cook, Kuoni, Virgin Holidays and the Association of British Travel Agents (ABTA).

Report: Hotel Brand Landscape In Greece Analyzed

Οnly six percent of hotels in Greece are branded but, due to their comparatively larger size, they represent 21 percent of the rooms in the country, according to the recently released Hotel Brands Report of GBR Consulting.

Kefalogianni Receives Good News From TUI, Thomas Cook On Future Plans In Greece

Britain's leading tour operators TUI Travel and Thomas Cook recently informed Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni that they feel confident about doing business in Greece and intend to invest further in the country's market.

Kefalogianni Leaves For The UK To Promote Greece

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will depart for London, UK, on 30 October to meet with major tourism industry executives and further strengthen ties with the UK market to boost arrivals of British tourists to Greece.
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Condor Extends Travel Regulation To Egypt

Frankfurt-based Condor Airlines announced it will not carry passengers to Egypt up to 29 September until further notice, due to the unaltered travel advice from the German Ministry of Foreign Affairs.
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GNTO To Cooperate With Eight Big German Tour Operators

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has agreed to implement a program of cooperation with eight major tour operators in Germany, with a total budget of nearly 450,000 euros, the Greek press said recently.

German Tour Operators On Low Bookings To Greece

A 30-percent-drop forecast for bookings was made last month for this tourism season by Greek tourism professionals, during a workshop held by Germany's leading travel industry media group FVW Mediengruppe in Athens.

German Tour Operators Launch Campaign For Greek Tourism

“For true friends only trust counts,” is the slogan of a print campaign launched in late March in the German media to support Greek tourism.

A note by the publisher

Nice quotes concerning prospects for the Greek 2011 tourism season made by key international tourism figures, politicians, tour operators and foreign media during meetings held by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos and Deputy Minister George Nikitiadis at the ITB...