Hotelbeds named by IHG Hotels & Resorts as a preferred provider of wholesale rates for B2B travel buyers

Hotelbeds announce that it is one of IHG Hotels & Resorts’ preferred partners for distribution of wholesale rates from IHG hotels in Europe and Greater China. As a result, travel buyers working with Hotelbeds will continue to enjoy access to wholesale rates from IHG hotels. Hotelbeds’ network reaches thousands of B2B travel buyers, such as […]

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UNWTO and WHO: Travel measures should be based on risk assessment

The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the World Health Organization (WHO) have called for the lifting of travel bans as they do not provide added value and continue to contribute to economic and social stress. The two UN agencies agreed to collaborate on a global trust architecture for recovery of the travel sector. Over recent […]

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ACI EUROPE urges governments to adhere to WHO guidance and reject blanket travel bans

Airport trade body ACI EUROPE has today given its strongest support to the World Health Organisation’s call for a calm and measured response to the Omicron variant, and urged governments to react accordingly. Specifically, in its updated COVID-19 Travel Advice released yesterday, the WHO states: • Countries should continue to apply an evidence-informed and risk-based […]

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AEGEAN: The least we can do, for those who do everything for us

A new campaign starts, with Aegean Airlines offer 2 round trip tickets, to all the medical staff of Greece. The air carrier announcement is as follows: “You donate miles. We triple them. This is the least we can do together, for those who are currently doing everything they possibly can for us. Select one or […]

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A joint statement on tourism and COVID-19 – UNWTO and WHO Call for responsibility and coordination

As the current outbreak of the Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) continues to develop, the World Health Organization (WHO) and the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) are committed to working together in guiding the travel and tourism sectors’ response to COVID-19. On 30 January 2020, the Director-General of the World Health Organization (WHO) declared the outbreak of COVID-19 […]

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Affordable energy prices are needed to allow companies in the hospitality sector to remain open

HOTREC, the European Association of Hotels, Restaurants and Cafés in Europe, calls on Energy Council Ministers to cut down the energy prices and save thousands of hospitality businesses from bankruptcy. The hospitality sector is a strong contributor to the EU economy, representing 2 million companies (90% of them being micro-enterprises), and employing 12 million people. […]

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Flight from Russia: Mobilisation triggered 27% jump in outbound air tickets

Following Vladimir Putin’s announcement on 21st September of a partial mobilisation in Russia, the first since World War 2, bookings on Russia outbound flights soared. Tickets issued for Russian outbound travel in the 7 days after the announcement (21-27 Sept) were 27% over the level they were in previous 7 days. The share of one-way […]

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Distinguished athletes like Petrounias, Tentoglou, Ntouskos, Millousi, Vlachos, Diamantidis, Printezis, Volikakis, Prevolaraki, Gkolomeev will join the 10 years of Navarino Challenge 2022

Navarino Challenge, Greece’s top sports tourism celebration with the best wellness program, will celebrate its 10th anniversary on October 21-23, 2022, hosting world class names in sports and more than 40 activities at Costa Navarino and Pylos. This year’s Navarino Challenge will feature some of the greatest names in Greek Sports, who are honoring both […]

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Sani/Ikos Group enters new strategic partnership agreement with GIC valuing the business at €2.3bn

Sani/Ikos Group (SIG), the leading luxury beach resort group in the Mediterranean, and GIC, global institutional investor, have entered into a strategic partnership under which GIC will become the leading shareholder alongside SIG’s management team. The transaction values the Sani/Ikos Group at €2.3 billion. The transaction is expected to close in the 4th quarter of […]

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