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ABTA: Brits Plan to Stop by Greece in Next 12 Months

British travelers have a soft spot for Greece with 13 percent planning to visit in the next 12 months, a study by ABTA reveals.

Greece Calls Off ID Card Competition, Relaunches Citizen Card Tender

Greece’s citizen protection ministry has called off tender for the issue of new IDs, saying it will relaunch a competition for securer cards.

UK Prime Minister to Step Down as Brexit Saga Keeps Brits Home for the Holidays 

British Prime Minister Theresa May has announced that she would be stepping down from her post in June, following inner-party pressure to reach a viable Brexit solution.

ABTA: New Brexit Deadline Creates Confidence for Summer Travel

The extension granted to British Prime Minister Theresa May for Brexit by October 31, has provided travelers with confidence, according to ABTA.

EU Leaders Set to Give UK More Time for Brexit with Terms

British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to receive a much-needed extension to prepare for Brexit, as EU leaders meet in Brussels for a two-day emergency summit.

EU Lawmakers Vote for Securer ID Cards for All States

In efforts to boost border safety, EU lawmakers have approved new rules aimed at establishing a uniform identity card format across all member states.

UK Nationals Get Visa-free Access to EU Post-Brexit

British nationals wishing to travel to EU countries will be able to do so without a visa after the UK leaves the Union, even in a no-deal scenario, according to European lawmakers.

STR Survey: Limited Impact of Brexit on Travel, but UK Image Hurt

The Brexit issue has had little impact on travel plans, but has created a negative perception of the UK among European travelers, according to a survey by STR.

Bloomberg: Greece Working to Keep UK Travelers Coming After Brexit

The Greek government is reportedly taking measures ahead of a no-deal Brexit, in efforts to facilitate incoming tourism from the UK.

IATA: Travel Up in the Air After Brexit Deal Rebuffed

Travel may be affected after UK lawmakers turned down Prime Minister Theresa May's Brexit agreement, according to the International Air Transport Association (IATA).

European Commission Tables Air Traffic Measures in Case of ‘Hard Brexit’

In view of UK’s exit from the EU, the European Commission has proposed two legislative short-term measures aimed at limiting disruption to air traffic in case of a no-deal scenario.

ABTA Says Post-Brexit UK-EU Flights to Continue Visa-free

ABTA has said that deal or no-deal, flights will still operate between the UK and EU and a visa will not be required, after the Brexit deadline on March 29, 2019.

Turkey Comeback, Brexit May Impact Greek Tourism in 2019

Brexit and Turkey’s comeback are among key challenges ahead of 2019 for the Greek tourism industry, according to SETE President Yiannis Retsos.