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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

Hahn Air to Market Products Via Travelport Innovation

Hahn Air Lines can now market and retail its products more effectively to travel agents through Travelport’s innovative airline merchandising technology known as Travelport Rich Content and Branding.

Lufthansa Signs Up to Travelport Rich Content and Branding Solution

Travelport on Tuesday announced that Lufthansa is the latest participant in its Rich Content and Branding solution, an industry-leading merchandising technology for airlines.

Travelport Evolves ‘Smartpoint’ Product to Level Six for Travel Agents

Travel agents can now gain a new level of airline fares information with the recently released Travelport Smartpoint 6.0, Travelport has announced.

Poros Yacht Show Attracts Professionals of Global Yachting Sector – Photo Report

Yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators from around the world had the chance to admire a collection of Greek luxury crewed yachts for charter and engage in trade agreements with their owners at the recent East Med Yacht Show-Poros 2015.

Full-speed Ahead for East Med Yacht Show 2015 on Poros, Greece

The harbor of Poros in Greece is getting ready to welcome international charter professionals, private yacht brokers, travel agents and tour operators to give a broad display of up to 70 Greek luxury crewed yachts for charter.

Travelport and SAS Sign New Multi-Year Full Content Agreement

Travelport and SAS, Scandinavia’s leading airline, have signed a new, multi-year, full content agreement that allows all of Travelport’s 67,000 connected travel agents to continue to access SAS content.

Greek Islands Among Europe’s “Up and Coming” 2015 Cruise Destinations

The Greek islands have been labeled as the second "up and coming" cruise destination in Europe for 2015 with a 21 percent growth compared with 2014, according to the results of the authoritative annual Travel Trends Survey of Travel Leaders Group.

Turkish Travel Agents Get Informed on Greece

Travel agents from Turkey were recently introduced to seven Greek hotels and informed on their special features that could attract the average Turkish visitor.

Travel Package Directive: European Council Agrees on “General Approach”, Industry Professionals Express Concern

The Council of the European Union has agreed on a "general approach" for the reform of the Travel Package Directive, amending the European Commission’s earlier proposals. The "general approach" is on the basis of a compromise text prepared by the Italian Presidency.

South African Airways Invites Travel Agents To Participate In eLearning Program

South African Airways is providing a multi-language eLearning program for staff of travel agencies and tour operators.

Travelport Launches Enhanced Version of Travelport Mobile Agent For Travel Agents

Travelport has launched an upgraded version of its popular Travelport Mobile Agent (TMA) tool introducing a range of new features and functionality for its agency users.

Lufthansa, Austrian Airlines Partner With Amadeus To Boost Merchandising Offer To Travelers

Lufthansa and Amadeus announced a new agreement that will see the airline sell advance seat reservation as an ancillary product in the travel agency channel using Amadeus Airline Ancillary Services.

New Travelport Smartpoint: Designed With Travel Agents In Mind

Travelport has launched an enhanced version of its user-friendly and efficient for travel agents application, Travelport Smartpoint.
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Hersonissos Promoted Through Destination Profiles

The Municipality of Hersonissos, Crete, has launched destination profiles for three of its most visited areas to boost its tourism promotion and provide information to tourism professionals and visitors on what the destination has to offer.

“All Inclusive Escape Kalavrita” Available Now!

The Kalavrita Ski Center and My Publics (tourism marketing and public relations company) last month held a fam trip for Greek travel journalists and travel agents and presented its new, unique, travel package aimed to attract visitors during the autumn months.

Foreign Arrivals for 2009 Predicted to Fall

A Eurobank survey predicts a significant slowdown in arrivals of tourists from abroad to Greece in 2009.

New Strategic Collaboration for Amadeus and DOTW

Amadeus global travel distribution system and Destinations of the World, the sole wholesale travel company dedicated to selling purely to the global travel trade, recently announced a new strategic collaboration that provides mutually beneficial use of information.

Strong Demand from U.S. for Greek Island Cruises

Americans bombard their travel agents for prices on cruises in Europe, including the Greek Islands. The Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) says that Europe will be on the cruise map this year.

Quality System for Greek Travel Agencies

Travel agents that wish to belong to the Dutch Association of Travel Agents must adhere to a specific quality guarantee system, and the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourism Association intends to implement a similar system in Greece.

Travel Agents No Longer Issue Passports

Greek travel agents soon will no longer be able to issue passports to customers. As of this coming January, Greeks will have to visit one of the 90 new centers being set up around the country where they can obtain or renew their passports, government announced last month. The new...