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Aegean Airlines: Distribution Channel Fee Will Not Be Imposed

Aegean Airlines will not impose a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) on tickets booked through certain global distribution systems (GDS).

Ryanair’s New Baggage Policy to Take Effect on January 15

Ryanair’s new baggage policy will come into effect on January 15, and aims to speed up the boarding process and eliminate flight delays.

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.

Spyrou Philoxenia Adds Hotels in Grevena and Halkida to Portfolio

Hotel management company Spyrou Philoxenia has added two new hotels to its portfolio, located in Grevena, northern Greece, and Halkida on Evia.

Ryanair Launches Connecting Flights to Europe via Porto Airport

Ryanair has launched connecting flights from Porto Airport to 20 European destinations, providing its customers with an expanded route choice.

Conference to Focus on Health Tourism Benefits for Greek Local Authorities

The benefits of health tourism for Greek local authorities will be focused on during a conference on January 8 in Athens.

Mykonos’ Kenshō Hotel Wins at 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards

The Kenshō Boutique Hotel & Suites on Mykonos has been named Best "Luxury Architecture Design Hotel in Southern Europe" at the 2017 World Luxury Hotel Awards.

Amadeus Technology Makes Eurowings’ Fares, Ancillaries Available to Travel Agents

Amadeus and Eurowings are expanding their partnership, as the airline will add light ticketing, an XML connectivity, to its capabilities in the Amadeus system.

Cebu Pacific Air Adds New ATR 72-600 Aircraft to Fleet

Cebu Pacific Air, a leading carrier in the Philippines, recently took delivery of a brand new ATR 72-600 aircraft, bringing its total fleet size to 62 planes.

TUI Group’s Year Going Great, Aiming for 10% Growth by 2020

TUI increased turnover by 8.1 percent to 18.5 billion euros in the year ending September 2017 and EBITA by 12 percent to 1.12 billion euros.

Celestyal Focuses on Greek Market, Aims to Offer Year Round Cruises

Celestyal Cruises will focus on the Greek market in 2018 and extend the season, aiming to offer year round cruises by 2020.

More Europeans Traveling Abroad, Even Stronger Numbers Next Year

It’s been a strong year for tourism in Europe with outbound travel surpassing forecasts and destinations posting positive figures, according to a survey by IPK International.

#StopThinkDiscuss: Luxury Travelers Seek Sustainable Practices and Comfort

Luxury travelers are more environmentally aware seeking hotels that are applying sustainable practices, according to the #StopThinkDiscuss - Bouteco Trend Report.

Athens Airport Passenger Traffic Grows 15.5% in October

Passenger traffic through Athens International Airport (AIA) in October increased by 15.5 percent compared to the same month in 2016, reaching 2.05 million people.

GRA Study: Airline Consolidation Limits Competition, Consumer Choice

Airline consolidation decreases consumer choice and negatively affects competition in the industry, according to a report released by aviation economists GRA.

WTM London: Genesys Summit to Focus on Technology in Travel, Hospitality

The ways technology could shape future travel will be discussed during a two-day event to be held by Genesys Digital Transformation at WTM London 2017.

Athens Airport Among EU’s 30 Busiest in 2016

Athens Airport was among the 30 busiest airports in the EU in 2016 handling increased traffic by 10.6 percent, according to data released by Eurostat.

Παγκόσμια Ημέρα Τουρισμού 2017: Μήνυμα Γ.Γ. ΕΟΤ Κων/νου Τσέγα – Δράσεις προβολής Ελλάδας

"Στόχος του Υπουργείου Τουρισμού και του ΕΟΤ είναι η ενίσχυση του τουριστικού ρεύματος στη χώρα καθ’ όλη τη διάρκεια του έτους".

New Campaign Spreads the Word About Thomson-to-TUI Rebranding

A wide-scale campaign has kicked with a televised ad aiming to facilitate Thomson’s changeover to TUI, the group announced.

IATA: Air Travel Marks Fastest First-half Growth in 12 Years

Demand for travel is back on track, according to IATA, as demand in June increased by 7.8% against the same period last year.