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EasyJet: New Routes from Corfu and Kefallonia to Berlin for Summer 2018

EasyJet will launch new routes from the Ionian islands of Corfu and Kefallonia to Tegel Airport in Berlin for the summer 2018 season.

Western Greece Honored as ‘European Destination of Excellence’

The Region of Western Greece has been honored with the European Destinations of Excellence (EDEN) 2016-2017 accolade for its cultural offerings.

Halkidiki Aims to Attract Traveling Russian Families 

The Halkidiki region in central Macedonia, northern Greece, is aiming to attract family tourism from Russia this year.

‘Ikos Resorts’ Shines on TripAdvisor’s 2018 Best All-inclusive Lists

Ikos Olivia and Ikos Oceania in Greece are among the best all-inclusive resorts in the world and in Europe, according to TripAdvisor's 2018 Travelers’ Choice Awards.

Kyvernitis Travel Takes Over Tourism Company HRG Greece

The Kyvernitis Travel group recently acquired HRG Greece, a company specializing in the tourism and MICE industry.

Aegean and Sabre Renew Distribution and Technology Partnership

Sabre has renewed its distribution agreement with Aegean Airlines to continue providing full content through the Sabre Travel Network GDS.

UNWTO: 2017 Int’l Tourist Arrivals Up by 7%, Reach 1.32 Billion

International tourist arrivals increased by 7 percent in 2017 and reached a total of 1.32 billion, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism Barometer.

New Flights Link Thessaloniki with Destinations in Europe, Asia

New flights connecting Thessaloniki’s Macedonia Airport - currently run by Fraport Greece - with popular destinations in Europe and Asia are expected to launch in 2018.

AEGEAN, Olympic Air Cancel, Reschedule Flights Due to Strike on Jan. 15

Flight cancellations have been announced by AEGEAN and Olympic Air for Monday, January 15, due to strike action announced by Greece's air traffic controllers.

Greece Needs National Strategy to Develop Medical Tourism

Ways of developing medical tourism in Greece were discussed during a conference titled “Health Tourism and Local Authority”, which was recently held in Athens.

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.