Hats off for the Kissamos Beach Cleaning Team after their latest cleanup effort at Kolymbari beach this past weekend. The team met in front of AVRA hotel to blanket the marvelous beach hit by recent north winds and an influx of rubbish.
Sabre Corporation announced that it has entered into an agreement to acquire Farelogix, a recognized innovator in the travel industry with advanced offer management and NDC order delivery technology used by many of the world’s leading airlines. Sabre expects that upon close, the acquisition will allow the company to accelerate delivery of its end-to-end NDC-enabled retailing, distribution and fulfillment solutions.
Latvia’s airBaltic’s passengers grew by 18% for the first ten months of 2018 according to a report from the airline. Overall, the airline carried some 3, 553 386 passengers across its network spanning Europe, Scandinavia, Russia, CIS, and the Middle East. In October 2018, 384,493 passengers or 21% more than last year traveled with airBaltic.
Caldera Yachting, a Santorini-based company offering luxury yachting services, has received the silver award in the “Best in Luxury” category at the 2018 International Travel and Tourism Awards.
Coming up in 2019, the “Cretan Chess Tour” will feature Crete as an international chess destination. A series of match events will be held in Heraklion, in Hersonissos, at the village of Anogia, and in Agios Nikolaos, according to a press conference from Galaxy Hotel in the island’s capital.
Viking Cruises has announced a new 11-day cruise itinerary, Greek Odyssey, which will allow guests to explore the ancient empires of antiquity of the Aegean over the calm winter season. Sailing roundtrip from Athens beginning in January 2021
According to a European Travel Commission’s latest report, “European Tourism – Trends & Prospects 2018”, 32 out of 34 reporting destinations showed growth for the summer season. In all, 1 in 4 destinations enjoyed double-digit increases in arrivals.
Hilton’s Canopy has just opened in Zagreb, Croatia, the first such hotel in continental Europe. The Canopy by Hilton Zagreb offers 151 guest rooms with 8 suites with decor inspired by Croatian tradition.
Leading luxury hotel brand InterContinental® Hotels & Resorts has partnered with London-based contemporary artist Alexander Hall, also known under the alias Haut de Gamme©, to create a stunning art installation, commemorating 200 properties around the world.
The islands of Crete, Kos, Rhodes, and Samos have been set as top destinations for DER Touristik clients for 2019, according to the company’s CEO of Central Europe, René Herzog.
Gyros have finally been recognized as being Greek, achieving the Traditional Specialties Guaranteed (TSG) status.
Athens, Greece has been named the 2018 European Capital of Innovation for the innovative it’s overcome social and economic challenges.