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Travel & Tourism industry news by Greek Travel Pages (gtp)

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).

Aegean Introduces New Distribution Channel Fee to Travel Agents

Aegean Airlines has informed travel agents that a Distribution Channel Fee (DCF) will be imposed on tickets booked through certain GDS systems.
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Travelport Cements Operator Partnerships In Lebanon

Travelport has announced the renewal of its long-term distribution agreements for Galileo and Worldspan GDS platforms in Lebanon.
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Protea Hospitality Group Upgrades To Travelport’s Latest Hotel Booking Technology

Travelport has worked closely with the Protea Hospitality Group to enhance the quality and relevance of the data they provide travel agents in both Southern Africa and worldwide.
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Travelport Launches Industry Leading “Search Control Console”

Travelport, a leading distribution services and e-commerce provider for the global travel industry, has announced the global launch of its new Search Control Console, a leading tool to customize search in real time.
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Transavia.com Expands Reach In Greece

Dutch low-cost operator transavia.com recently expanded its global reach in Greece by extending its content for distribution to Travelport-connected Greek travel agencies. Roy Scheerder, chief commercial officer of transavia.com, tells GTP what else the airline has planned for...

Airfasttickets Sets High Goals

“My vision is for this Greek company, just as it has started to conquer the major countries of Europe, in two years time to gain a place among the first platforms worldwide,” online booking company Airfasttickets’ president, Nikolaos Koklonis said in late July.

Travelport To Expand In Greek Market

The tourism sector in Greece may have saw rough times last year as a result of the global economic crisis but global distribution system (GDS) provider Travelport Greece says it is “a strong believer in the future of Greek tourism.

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).

Travelport Signs New Agreements, Launches New Portal

Travelport, one of the world’s leading global distribution system providers, recently signed a five-year full content agreement for Galileo and Worldspan-connected users worldwide with Kenya Airways. The agreement enables users to gain access to the airline’s full inventory of...

Travelport Signs With Key Carriers in China

Travelport GDS, one of the world's largest global distribution system providers, recently signed content agreements with three key carriers in China—Xiamen Airlines, China Southern Airlines and China Eastern Airlines.

ARGO Signs with Travelport

Greek travel agency ARGO Travel & Tourist Bureau recently signed a multi-year agreement with Travelport GDS, one of the world's leading global distribution system providers, for its Worldspan product.

Travelport Announces New Agreements

Travelport, one of the world's leading global distribution systems providers (Worldspan, Galileo and Apollo) recently teamed up with Microsoft Corp. to develop an integrated set of services targeted for the travel industry to address challenges faced by travelers, suppliers, and...

Worldspan and Sabre Global Distribution Systems Sold

Sabre Holdings was sold last month to two private equity firms in the U.S. for $4.45 billion. Although Sabre is considered the leading global distribution systems (GDS), analysts say the buyout centered more on the importance of the company's subsidiary units, Travelocity and...

Worldspan Rate Runner Released in Greece

As of late last year, Worldspan's 'Rate Runner' is available within its Go! product for travel agency office managers in Greece and includes which low cost carriers are available in Rate Runner for the markets in Austria, Belgium, Denmark, Egypt, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary,...

Worldspan Powers Ahead with Monogram

Travel technology provider Worldspan is reaping the rewards of its investment program in the Greek travel industry market with further agency wins and several new product introductions over the past several months.

Worldspan Signs Agreement with Hotwire.com

Worldspan has announced a technology agreement with Hotwire.com, a leading discount travel site, to power Hotwire's airline bookings. As part of the new partnership, Worldspan will supply Hotwire with an enhanced technology agreement, which includes a range of essential...

Airlines Sell Worldspan

An agreement was signed last month by Travel Transaction Processing Corporation to purchase Worldspan from its three airline owners (Delta Air Lines, Northwest Airlines and American Airlines).

HotelWorld Purchased By VIP International

VIP International Corporation, one of the world's largest reservation service providers through global distribution systems and the Internet, purchased the assets of UK-based HotelWorld Global from Associated Newspapers Group. With the purchase, VIP International increases its...

Worldspan Continues Expansion Efforts In Greece

When global distribution system and travel e-commerce provider Worldspan opened its new full-service branch office in Thessaloniki, it was but a first step in investment plans for the Greek market. Additional investment plans for Greece are imperative in order to build market...
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