Greece tourism numbers surprisingly high for 2021 despite the pandemic. The COVID pandemic is, so far, unrelenting. And other news…
A WTTC Report Says 174m Travel & Tourism Jobs May Fall to COVID-19
According to recent data from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) as many as 174 million jobs in the tourism sector will be lost this year on account of the negative effects of the coronavirus outbreak.
Last Month’s Most Interesting Greece Travel News
A roundup of May’s best, worst, and most helpful Greece travel and tourism news from Argophilia Travel.
American Society of Travel Agents [ASTA] Rebranded to ‘Travel Advisors’
The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) recently announced that it has rebranded to the American Society of Travel Advisors and launched a new marketing campaign — “We’ll take you there”.
Travelzoo Wins 2018 People’s Choice Award
Travelzoo® (NASDAQ: TZOO), a global publisher of exclusive offers and experiences for members, has taken home four top honors at this year’s Stevie Awards® for Sales and Customer Service.
Carlson Wagonlit Travel boosts CWT To Go
On the mobile booking scene, Carlson Wagonlit Travel (CWT) announced recently a pilot program for booking hotels via their award winning travel app, CWT To GoTM. The company#s research has shown that more than half of all travelers, and some 65% of travel managers consider mobile booking crucial.
Văcărești Becomes the First Urban Natural Park in Romania
The area surrounding Lake Văcărești in Bucharest, a 183 hectares stretch of green, has been declared by the Romanian government a protected area of national interest, and named Văcăreşti Natural Park. The General Council of Bucharest approved the decision on April 29, with a majority of 41 votes and 4 abstentions. This makes Bucharest the […]
Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium
Northstar Travel Media has acquired Mountain Travel Symposium, according to new from the B2B information company. Symposium, which runs a leading conference that attracts mountain destination pros, would seem the perfect fit for serving Northstar’s travel meetings services.
airBaltic to Offer Over 70 Dishes on Its in-Flight Menu
airBaltic announced an interesting option for the food you eat in the aircraft. They now offer their passengers the possibility to choose their in-flight meal after they booked their seat. There are over 70 pre order meal options for passengers’ virtual tray, suitable for various tastes and diets, as they include vegetable risotto, fish souvlaki, […]
Global Online Travel Market Snapshot
yStats.com, the secondary market research firm established in Hamburg, Germany, has recently launched its “Global Online Travel Report 2012” – an objective analysis of the International travel market, based on statistics, business reports, journals, company registries and new portals.
Maldives Spa Ban: Ulterior Motives Perhaps?
The Maldives government has ordered the closure of all spas and massage parlors in its luxury resorts, almost one week after massive protests from Islamist opposition parties demanding an end to “anti-Islamic” practices, reports AFP.
Kuoni’s Ananea: Much More Than Eco Friendly, Unforgettable
Zurich based Kuoni Group announces their latest initiative, environmentally aware travel. The Switzerland travel company Alfred Kuoni began back in 1906, has grown to be a leader where innovation, and the term “best” suits guests. With branch operations in over 30 countries about the globe, Kuoni is known for their specialization, but the company probably should be more popular with the mainstream, here’s why.
Travel Dot Brands and the New ICANN gTLDs
When the new ICANN Dot Branded gTLDs hit the web, some feel larger corporations will further distance themselves from the little guy in online business. Expensive, highly targeted and branded domains like dot apple and dot hilton may in fact shove out competition online.
Poland President Komorowski Touring Caucasus
According to the news from Azerbaijan, Polish President Bronislaw Komorowski met with Azerbaijani Parliament Speaker Oktay Asadov today to further strengthen those nations’ ties. The meeting in Baku, Komorowski’s first stop on a trou that covers Azerbaijan, Armenia, and Georgia, was primarily focused toward Poland’s interests in Azerbeijan’s energy sector.
Skyscanner Shows UK Knows the Way to Emerging Markets
According to a report from UK travel search site Skyscanner, Estonia, Madagascar and Iraq emerge as travel hot spots for UK travelers. Spain is, as always, a favorite among vacationers in Britain, but non-traditional destinations are headlining Summer travel so far.