Hotelbeds signs strategic agreement with global leading hospitality chain, Banyan Tree Group

Hotelbeds,  the world’s leading bedbank, has today announced a strategic partnership with Banyan Tree Group, one of the world’s leading independent, multi-branded hospitality groups. With this agreement, Hotelbeds has secured exclusive offers and privileges for its customers at Banyan Tree Group’s 48 hotels across 22 countries. Banyan Tree Group operates five award-winning brands: Banyan Tree […]

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Aegean: 5,2 mil. passengers and €228 mil. Net Losses in full year 2020

AEGEAN announces financial results for the fourth quarter and the fiscal year 2020. The resurgence of the pandemic and the renewed restrictive measures imposed in Europe and in Greece, heavily impacted the Group’s activity and load factors in the fourth quarter. Sectors flown were 61% lower than 2019 while passenger traffic was lower by 77% […]

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Celestyal Cruises quickly moves to expand deployment of fleet this summer with new “Legendary Archipelago” itinerary from dedicated cruise terminal

On the heels of announcing the resumption of operations on May 29th with the Celestyal Crystal, Celestyal Cruises, the award-winning, number one choice for cruise travellers to the Greek Islands and the Eastern Mediterranean, announces that it will deploy a second ship, the Celestyal Olympia. Setting sail from Celestyal’s dedicated terminal at Lavrion Port & […]

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WTTC: Tourism sector suffers USD 4.5 trillion for 2020

The World Travel & Tourism Council’s (WTTC) annual Economic Impact Report (EIR) today reveals the full devastating impact of COVID-19 had on the global Travel & Tourism sector last year, which suffered a massive loss of almost US$4.5 trillion. The annual EIR from the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC), which represents the global Travel […]

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Sunweb and Transavia receive green light for first pilot holiday to Rhodes

As part of the government pilot ‘Safe and responsible travel during corona’, Sunweb and Transavia have been given the green light for a trial holiday to Rhodes. This pilot is the first step towards a perspective on how the Dutch can enjoy beautiful holidays again this summer season. The pilot aims  to gain new (behavioural) […]

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MEPs demand safe and clean travel | Europe should strive to remain a leading destination

EU criteria for safe and clean travel, a common vaccination certificate and an EU hygiene seal for businesses must be part of a new EU strategy on tourism, MEPs say. The resolution on an EU strategy for sustainable tourism, adopted by 577 votes to 31, and 80 abstentions on Thursday, notes that the COVID-19 outbreak […]

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Taxation: Council adopts new rules to strengthen administrative cooperation and include sales through digital platforms

The European Council adopted new rules to improve administrative cooperation in the field of taxation and address the challenges posed by the digital platform economy. A large and growing number of individuals and businesses use digital platforms to sell goods or provide services. However, income earned through digital platforms is often unreported and tax is […]

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Celebrity Cruises announces summer world debut in Greece for highly-anticipated Celebrity Apex

Celebrity Cruises announced its return to cruising in Europe today, as company President and CEO, Lisa Lutoff-Perlo confirmed that its brand-new Celebrity Apex, the second stunning ship in the brand’s transformational, multi-award-winning Edge Series, will make its long-awaited world debut in Greece this summer beginning June 19. With luxurious seven-night sailings roundtrip from Athens through […]

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Cyprus welcomes Royal Caribbean to the Mediterranean this summer

This summer, Royal Caribbean International guests can soak up the Mediterranean sun and explore the captivating coastlines of Greece and Cyprus on all-new 7-night cruises departing from Limassol, Cyprus. Starting July 10, Jewel of the Seas will call Cyprus home for the first time and sail to the picturesque shores and ancient ruins in Cyprus, […]

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Commission approves €21 million Greek scheme to support operators of tourist buses and trains affected by coronavirus outbreak

The European Commission has approved a €21 million Greek scheme to support operators of tourist buses and trains affected by the coronavirus outbreak. The measure was approved under the State aid Temporary Framework. The support, which will take form of direct grants, is intended to mitigate the impact on the beneficiaries of the restrictive measures […]

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