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AIA Honors Airlines for 2017 Performance at Athens Airport

Athens International Airport (AIA) has honored airlines that recorded the fastest development and the highest increases in passenger volumes in their scheduled services during 2017.
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Travelport Holds Summer Media Event In The UK

Travelport recently held a media event at its European headquarters in the UK and gathered together journalists from Travelport locations across Europe.

AIA Awards Airlines

Athens International Airport (AIA) recently awarded airlines that recorded the highest passenger development in 2010, during the 11th Airline Marketing Workshop.

Thessaloniki Hotels See 2010 Occupancy Drop

The average occupancy rate of hotels in Thessaloniki last year showed a decline of 13 percent compared to 2009 thus closing 2010 at 42 percent, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, said last month during the association’s annual pita...

AIA Reports Positive Q1 Figures

Despite difficulties the air transport industry is facing due to the crisis, Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos last month reported improved passenger traffic and air flight figures.

2nd Tourism & Property Show a Double Success

More than 7,000 visitors, hundreds of investors in the tourism sector and some 250 foreign visitors attended the 2nd International Tourism & Property Show held from 22 to 24 February at the Olympic Fencing Center at Hellinikon.

Athens International Airport Reveals 10% Passenger Traffic Increase

Athens International Airport announced another record-breaking year with a total of 16.5 million passengers in 2007, an impressive 10 percent increase from its 15.1 million passengers in 2006. There was an eight percent increase in the number of flights that for the first time...

Tourism Development Ministry’s Aims for 2008

Tourism Development Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos recently announced ministry aims, actions and initiatives for 2008. The primary aim, according to Mr. Spiliotopoulos, is “Upgrading the Greek tourism product but most importantly attracting higher quality incoming tourism.”

Second Tourism & Property Show Brings Leading Tourism and Real Estate Companies

The second Tourism & Property Show, organized by media network group Real Travel, is to be held on the 22nd to 24th of this month in Athens, at the Fencing Hall of the Hellenikon Exhibition Center (former West Airport).

World Travel Trends 2007 for WTM by Euromonitor

World Travel Market is a four-day travel industry event (November 12-15, London) that brings together worldwide buyers and sellers from every sector of the industry. A record breaking 46,945 travel industry professionals participated at WTM 2006 representing 202 countries and regions.

BA Re-launches Club World

British Airways recently re-launched its business club - a true boon for long-haul business travelers - that includes up-market amenities that begin with the initial ticketing and culminates in a unique cabin bed.

World Travel Trend Report Foresees Slow Travel Growth

Since economic recovery in Europe has not been as strong as expected, due in large part to weak consumer demand, travel specialists expect slow growth for their sector this year. (Greece on the other hand expects to see arrival increases this year.)

Ledra Marriott Increases Revenue by 42%

With a revenue increase of some 42% in 2004 over the previous year, and with a major increase in guests from North America and Western Europe during 2005, the Ledra Marriott in Athens expects final results for 2005 to be more than acceptable.

International Investor Sees Tourism As Greece’s Only Economic Engine

The Greek economy can advance and prosper in the international environment only if it develops itself to cater to up-market tourism and wealthy foreigners wishing to acquire holiday homes, said well-known investor and American fund manager, George Soros, during a recent visit to...

New Railway Section Cuts Travel Time

Prime Minister Costas Simitis, along with Transport Minister Christos Verelis, last month inaugurated a new, improved section of the Athens-Thessaloniki railway that cuts travel time between Greece's two major cities by 27 minutes, to four hours and 30 minutes. "What was once...

Berlin Fair Disappointment for Greece

Berlin's international tourism exhibition last month was an eye opener for some but a chance to carry out substantial business for others. Stands at Greece's pavilion were perhaps the least visited while stands at neighboring pavilions (France, Portugal, Spain) welcomed a steady...

Tourism to Greece at Satisfactory Levels Says WTO

Tourism arrivals to Greece in 2002 remained at a satisfactory level, said the Word Tourism Organization's secretary general, Francisco Frangialli, during the recent Fitur travel fair held in Madrid. He added that prospects for Greece's tourism sector remain positive in light of...