United Airlines’ partnership with Chicago Bears is for a good cause

United Airlines collaborated with the Chicago Bears today at O’Hare International Airport to show their support for Special Olympics, joined the airline’s Special Olympics Service Ambassadors to raise awareness about the organization’s travel requirements. United Airlines introduced the Special Olympics Service Ambassador (SOSA) Program in 2019, which involved inviting Special Olympics athletes to work as part-time […]

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EXCLUSIVE: Booking changes its view | Justifies the Virtual Card issue | Letter to hoteliers

Booking.com chickened out after the furore caused by the issue of the virtual card commission rate, which it informed Greek hoteliers at the beginning of last month that it will be added to the existing taxes they pay on the online platform. With the issue creating a backlash, Booking is now changing its view in […]

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These are the positions of Santorini hoteliers for the special spatial planning issue of the island

Positions on issues that concern Santorini were made in the discussion that followed the screening of the film “Aegean Voice” at Cine Villagio on the evening of Friday, May 31, organized by the Hellenic Society for the Environment and Culture, the president and former president of the Santorini Hoteliers Association, Mr. Pagonis and Mr. Iliopoulos. […]

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FTI’s developments | Limited impact of its bankruptcy on the Greek market | Greek experts’ and the market’s assessments

The bankruptcy of FTI raises concern among the Greek tourism market, at least until the assessment of the consequences is done, bringing back memories of the previous bankruptcy of a major tour operator, that of Thomas Cook, in September 2019, which created significant shocks in the domestic tourism industry. However, the exposure of Greek hotels […]

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Huge fines for Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling and easyJet

The Spanish government has fined four low-cost airlines €150 million for “unreasonable” charges to passengers. In particular, the Spanish Ministry of Consumer Affairs has fined Ryanair, Volotea, Vueling and easyJet for charging passengers for hand luggage, requiring them to print their ticket, and other unreasonable practices such as booking seats for accompanying minors or persons […]

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Dynamic and highly successful presence of Rhodes at the Shanghai Tourism Fair

Rhodes, known around the world as a tourist destination of high standards, attracted the interest of thousands of visitors at the important international tourism exhibition “ITB SHANGHAI 2024” in China, in which the Municipality of Rhodes participated in cooperation with PROTOUR, successfully promoting, for the first time in China, the tourism product of the island, […]

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Posidonia 2024 Venue Overflows Due to Unprecedented Exhibitor Demand | Over 2,000 companies from 82 countries to showcase maritime products and services at ‘home of shipping’ event

The greatest shipping exhibition on earth starts on Monday 3rd June at the Athens Metropolitan Expo which will be flooded with over 40,000 maritime professionals from around the world as the industry is convening once again to interact, network, share learnings of times past and foresights for what lies ahead. Posidonia 2024 is the biggest […]

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HELLENIC CACKS, MARINES AND TOURIST BOATS AWARDED WITH THE “BLUE FLAG” 2024 | Greece 2nd in the world with 652 awarded points

-Six hundred and twenty-five (625) Greek coasts, eighteen (18) marinas and nine (9) tourist boats won this year the international quality award “BLUE FLAG” The Greek Society for the Protection of Nature (EEPF), National Operator of the International “Blue Flag” Programme in our country, announced the awards given to beaches, marinas and tourist boats. With […]

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IMEX Frankfurt 2024: Entrepreneurship, purchasing power and talent are the key words for the event

The 2024 edition of IMEX Frankfurt marked a notable surge of confidence and business certainty in the global events industry this week. IMEX Frankfurt, which took place May 14 – 16, welcomed 12,000 event professionals through the doors of Messe Frankfurt, of which over 4,000 were buyers. More than 60,000 meetings were pre-booked with thousands […]

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Over-tourism is an obstacle for Italy | The affected regions

The alarm about the over-concentration of tourists in many Italian cities is sounded in a recent survey by Demoskopika. Demoskopika used five indicators to create the General Index of Tourist Overpopulation, which are: tourism density, accommodation density, tourism activity, total exploitation and the share of municipal waste attributed to the tourism sector. As the survey […]

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