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Avianca Brasil Launches Direct Flights to the US and Chile

Avianca Brazil will offer direct, daily services from Sao Paulo to Miami and Santiago with newly delivered A330-200 aircraft. Tickets to and from the United States are on sale.

Aeromexico Announces New Routes to the United States

Aeromexico has announced service to two new routes in the United States including daily flights on the Mexico City to Detroit route starting April 1.

Delta to Add Second Daily Athens-New York Service in June 2017

Delta Air Lines will launch a second daily Athens-New York service from June 2, meeting the travel demand between Greece and the United States during the peak summer months.

Greek Antiquity Exhibition Travels to Canada and the United States

More than 500 priceless artifacts from 21 Greek museums will be brought together at the world premiere of the original exhibition "The Greeks – Agamemnon to Alexander the Great" that will open at the Pointe-à-Callière, Montréal’s museum of Archaeology and History, on 12...

Greece To Target Emerging Markets Through New Tourism Strategy

Greece will promote its tourism product through modern media promotion tools, according to the country's new communication strategy for tourism that was presented in Athens on 25 June.

Greece Promoted To U.S. & Canada Through Campaign Of ThinkDigital, Daily Secret

ThinkDigital digital media network and Daily Secret digital guide have created, in collaboration with the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), a two-month marketing campaign το inspire travel enthusiasts from the United States and Canada to visit Greece.
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Kefalogianni Departs For U.S. To Promote Greek Tourism

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni departed for the United States on Thursday 26 September to further promote Greek tourism to American citizens and the media.
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Athens Airport Sees Rise In International Arrivals This Summer

Athens International Airport saw a 6.5 percent rise in international arrivals (destination and transfer passengers) during the May-August 2013 period compared to last year.
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Greek Tourism Minister To Travel To U.S., Canada

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will take an official trip to the United States and Canada as of Sunday, 2 June, to promote Greece in the North American market.
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British Airways’ Surprise Prices For Transatlantic Flights

This year, get ready to spend the holidays differently with the unique offers of British Airways that bring you even closer to the most popular destinations in the United States and Canada.

Joint Report: High Prices Hit Greece’s Competitiveness

Greece dropped five places in the fourth Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2011 as it ranked 29th among 139 countries. The report was released by the World Economic Forum at the Global Tourism Forum 2011 held in Andorra last month.

Forum Puts Thessaloniki In The Spotlight

“A city adds value to the professional and the creator depending on the strength of its identity and Thessaloniki must obtain a strong identity,” Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos said during an international culture and tourism forum held recently in Thessaloniki by...

VAT Reduction Keynote At Philoxenia 2010

The 26th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held this year on 18-21 November at Helexpo in Thessaloniki, roughly hosted 500 exhibitors from Greece and 12 other countries (Egypt, Albania, Brazil, Bulgaria, Ghana, India, Cyprus, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).

Culture Program Planned For Thessaloniki

A special program to begin in Thessaloniki whereby each year a different country or region would be in the center of attention in regards to tourism and cultural issues was presented last month by Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos.

U.S. Authorities Demand ESTA For Travel

Passengers from a country included in the U.S. visa waiver program must first request and be granted ESTA authorization (Electronic System for Travel Authorization) before traveling to the United States, according to airline carrier Air France.

International Drivers License Exemption Sought

A constant problem of car rental companies is the inability to rent cars to non-European Union citizens who do not have an internatio­nal drivers license, the Greek Car Rental Companies Association said recently in an announcement.

Aegean Airlines to Join Star Alliance

Star Alliance recently accepted Greece's Aegean Airlines as a future member carrier, according to an official announcement at a press conference held in Athens.

Athens Enters ABTA Members’ Handbook 2009

The competitive advantages of Athens can be found in this year's edition of the Association of British Travel Agents Members' Handbook, according to the Athens Tourism & Economic Development Company (ATEDCO).

Philoxenia Turns Heads

This year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition sported newly designed modern stands, welcomed a continual arrival of visitors, boasted a huge increase in trade visitors, and wrote up what appears to be a record number of business agreements.

OpenSkies Gets DOT Approval

British Airways subsidiary airline OpenSkies received United States Department of Transportation (DOT) approval to begin flights between Paris Orly Airport and New York's JFK airport last month.