Long-term planning with communities at the centre; increasing resilience by preparing for crises; and transitioning to a seamless traveller journey through the use of technology have been highlighted during the World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) first Europe Leaders Forum as three critical areas for action in order to ensure Europe’s Travel & Tourism sector maintains competitiveness.
Norwegian Cruise Line today revealed that Eduardo Arranz-Bravo, the award-winning Spanish artist, created the hull artwork for the fourth and final ship of its Breakaway-Plus class, Norwegian Encore, debuting in Miami in November 2019.
Aeroflot has struck a deal covering a further 100 Sukhoi Superjet regional airliners, scheduled to join its fleet in between 2019 and 2026.
Coming up Friday, September 7th, the annual Carob Festival takes place in Pegeia Village. Scheduled to begin at 19:30, this year’s event features artists Yannis Sofillas and Maria Carlaki.
The Region of Paphos on Cyprus will feature more year-round hotel accommodations for 2018-2019 as compared to the previous year.
Greece is among the 10 most best-selling destinations of Russian travelers that are planning a trip abroad this autumn.
Sports Events 365 signs agreements to lay the groundwork for further expansion. It now partnered with Atletico Madrid, winner of the 2018 UEFA Super Cup.
Shiji working with Alibaba’s Fliggy (formerly known as AliTrip), have achieved a hotel industry first by integrating full facial recognition for hotel check-in including credit authorization for 50 hotels in Hainan district of China.
Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE) has announced an electronic registry so property owners leasing their homes as short-term rentals can do so online.
The itineraries of the ferry, “Eleftherios Venizelos” of ANEK Lines, which on Tuesday caught fire while en route, will be operated by other vessels, following the amendment of the company’s routes between the ports of Piraeus and Souda in Chania, Crete.
Despite the expansion of the Greek tourism sector, the growing inflow of tourists has failed to stimulate trade, according to findings released by the Hellenic Confederation of Commerce and Entrepreneurship (ESEE).
Earlier this month the Blue Palace, a Luxury Collection Resort and Spa in Elounda on Crete, took third place among Travel + Leisure’s 2018 Best Resort Hotels in Greece list, as decided by the readers of the magazine.
Leopolis Hotel, a landmark Ukrainian hotel has successfully optimized online distribution connectivity to improve their hotel occupancy and revenue, by leveraging RateTiger. The property, which has been using RTConnect for channel management, ARI updates, and Reservation Delivery has seen a substantial improvement in efficiency resulting in minimizing overbookings and reducing workloads.
The terms and conditions for the regulated operation of agrotourism (or agritourism) enterprises in Greece have been laid out in a special framework published recently in the Government Gazette and based on a joint decision by the Tourism Ministry and the Rural Development and Food Ministry.
Thessaloniki’s hotel sector is attracting Israeli investors interested in real estate in the region. The latest development from investors, a four-star hotel in coastal Katerini (Pieria prefecture), is owned and operated by the Pavlidis family.