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Travelport Signs Take-over Agreement for $4.4 Billion

Siris Capital Group and Evergreen Coast Capital Corp are set to take over travel services provider Travelport for a total of 4.4 billion dollars.

Peloponnese to Secure EU Funding to Become Accessible Destination

The Peloponnese Region is aiming to create the conditions that ensure safe and equal access to all of its public, tourist, social and cultural spaces.

Extra Charges Driving Airline Revenues Sky High, Says Report

Extra fees for luggage, seat selection and in advance bookings are expected to boost airline revenue by 13 percent to 92.9 billion dollars in 2018, according to a report by IdeaWorksCompany and CarTrawler.

Jan-Aug Visitors to Greece Up by 19%, Dynamic to Continue into 2019

Greece saw its visitor numbers rise by 19 percent during January-August 2018, with the upward trend expected to continue into 2019.

Three Greek Cities Among World’s 100 Hottest Travel Spots in 2018

Athens, Heraklion on Crete, and Rhodes are included in the world’s 100 most popular travel destinations, according to Euromonitor International.

Greek Passport Among World’s Most Powerful

The Greek passport is among the world’s most powerful, allowing access to 164 countries, according to the Global Passport Power Rank 2018 by Arton Capital.

ITB-IPK Study Shows Global Tourism Dynamic Going Strong into 2019

International tourism is expected to continue its upward trend into 2019, on the back of a 6 percent rise in global outbound trips in the first eight months of 2018.

Greek Tourism Numbers Add Up to a Robust 2018 Close

As 2018 comes to a close, the Greek Tourism Ministry issued an update on figures, which back positive forecasts for a record year in tourism.

EU Lawmakers Agree to Limit Intra-Schengen Border Checks

EU lawmakers have agreed to restrict the initial period for border checks to two months, instead of the current six-month period.

Greece Food Expert Urges Collective Action for Promotion of Country’s Gastronomy

With two decades of researching, tasting, writing and promoting behind him, food expert George Pittas is back with a new book on Greece's gastronomic communities and destinations.

Amadeus, Sabre Distribution Practices Under EU Inspection

The European Commission has launched an official investigation into distribution deals carried out by booking system providers Amadeus and Sabre with airlines and travel agents.

Airlines to Provide Greek Police with Passenger Data as Greece Harmonizes with EU Rules

Airlines will be required to provide the Greek Police with data on passengers traveling into or out of Greece, as the country harmonizes with the EU’s PNR Directive.

All-new TripAdvisor Aims to Become Single Go-to Resource for Travel

Leading travel review website TripAdvisor has relaunched is service, aiming to become the next exclusive go-to resource for travel. 

Poll: Millennials Keen on Luxury Travel, Know Their Stuff

The largest age group traveling at the moment are the millennials, who are better educated, prefer city breaks and love luxury, according to ITB-IPK’s World Travel Monitor.

Athens & Epidaurus Festival Sees Rise in Revenue, Participation

The Athens & Epidaurus Festival generated revenues of 5 million euros for 2018, up by 38 percent compared to 2017 at 3.6 million euros.
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IATA Expects Air Passenger Traffic to Double by 2037

Air passenger numbers are expected to double to 8.2 billion in the next 20 years boosting aviation to new heights and creating some 100 million jobs globally, according to IATA.

More Chinese Choosing Europe for Travel and Tourism

All the more China nationals are choosing to travel to Europe, with Asia and the Pacific playing a decisive role in the development of global tourism, according to a UNWTO report.

ITB Sees Sharp Rise in City Trips, Athens Set to Hit 5.5m Mark in 2018

City trips have grown nearly four times as much in the last decade than any other form of tourism, according to a recent analysis.

Eight New Travel Trends to Come Our Way in 2019 by Booking.com

Experience, immersion, volunteerism, less plastic and more adventure are just some of the new travel trends to emerge in 2019, according to booking.com.

Travelport Paving Way for New NDC Era: Single Access Travel

Travelport aims to simplify the NDC API transition ensuring airlines, travel agencies, corporations and TMCs reach out faster to their customers.