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Germanwings Christens New Aircraft “Athens”

On the occasion of its second year of operation in Athens, Germanwings last month honoured the city by christening its new Airbus A320 "City of Athens." Athens Mayor Dora Bakoyannis did the official christening.

Amadeus Strengthens Its E-commerce Products

Strengthening their partnership, TravelCLICK recently announced an agreement to provide Amadeus with the ability to offer preferred placement to its hotel clients. The solution is called Amadeus Instant Preference.

Esser Travel Moves to New Quarters

Due to increases in staff and business, Esser Travel recently moved from Glyfada to bigger, better and brighter quarters in the Ano Glyfada area. Joergen Esser, owner and managing director of Esser Travel, says that this is just another step in the constant expansion of the business.

Hop in Sightseeing Creates New Packages

Hop in Zinon Tours, in the Greek marketplace since 1952, now offers new tours to its plethora of sightseeing packages. The latest edition is its "Cruising to Antiquity" package that includes a cruise from Piraeus to Epidaurus Port and a bus ride to the ancient theater of the same name.

Newly Renovated Louis Colossos Beach Reopens

After major interior renovations, Louis Hotels last month opened its newest hotel acquisition, the Louis Colossos Beach on Rodos. This year, the hotel group plans to continue recent renewal efforts with a general redecoration of the hotel's grounds and its 114 studios.

Qatar Airways Begins Direct Athens-Doha Flights

Qatar Airways, one of the world's fastest growing airlines, announced last month that it would begin operating direct flights between Athens and Doha as of June 15. The airline plans six weekly flights, each with a duration of four hours.

Lindon Village Resort Opens On Rodos

After an investment of some 30 million euros, the new five-star Lindon Village Resort officially opened its doors to the traveling public last month amid a plethora of celebrations. The "third generation" hotel resort is spread over 60 stremma of prime garden property.

Sabre Purchases Lastminute.com

Sabre Inc. reached an agreement last month to acquire lastminute.com for an estimated $1.1 billion. Sabre said the addition of lastminute.com, with its well-established consumer brands, is expected to provide Sabre's Travelocity unit with greater scale and the leading position in...

Trinity Now Fully Operational

Nikos Skoulas former Minister of Tourism, and now the president of Trinity International Hospitality Studies, an English speaking institution of higher learning, says the school starts its full academic program this fall within the facilities of Terra Maris hotel and conference...

Mont Parnes Completes First Phase of Major Renewal

At a press call last month, executives from the Mont Parnes Casino complex outlined the many changes that have taken place and that are underway at the complex. Owners intend to invest more than 110 million euros in renewal projects.