Strong passenger traffic growth in 2015, but freight still in the doldrums

European airport trade association, ACI Europe released its traffic report for 2015. This is the only air transport report which includes all types of...

Peter Long: “Tui would not exist without EU”

A cross-border merger to form Tui would not have been possible without a single European market, and a British exit or Brexit from the...

A strategic collaboration between LoveGreece.com and 100mentors on the program #GReducation

LoveGreece.com (www.LoveGreece.com) and 100mentors (www.100mentors.com) have started a strategic collaboration with the aim to connect school and university students from all over Greece, with...

Three Greek islands between the best European islands for family holidays

Three Greek islands, Rhodes, Corfu and Lefkada between the best European islands for family holidays. Hvar, Croatia Hvar is probably Croatia’s most fashionable island destination: everyone from...

Harald Wiedenhofer, at the annual meeting of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels in Athens

Ladies and Gentlemen, Thank you very much for inviting me to the annual meeting of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels. I did not hesitate to accept...

International tourist arrivals up 4% reach a record 1.2 billion in 2015

International tourist arrivals grew by 4.4% in 2015 to reach a total of 1,184 million in 2015, according to the latest UNWTO World Tourism...

Stelios threatens legal action over easyJet dividend

EasyJet founder Sir Stelios Haji-Ioannou has threatened legal action in his dispute with the budget airline over its dividend policy. Sir Stelios, who holds a...

Νew “arrivals” at German tour operators

Alltours, Thomas Cook, TUI, DER Touristik, Sun Express and several other companies have made senior managerial changes in January and early February. Dieter Zümpel, the...

Fritz Joussen becomes sole CEO of Tui Group

Fritz Joussen has become the sole chief executive of Tui AG after Peter Long was elected as a new supervisory board member. The decision was...

Demand for Air Travel in 2015 Surges to Strongest Result in Five Years

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced global passenger traffic results for 2015 showing demand (revenue passenger kilometers or RPKs) rose 6.5% for the...

Tui switches capacity as Turkey slumps 40%

Tui Group today confirmed a “significant shift” in demand away from Turkey, with summer bookings down by 40%. The Thomson and First Choice parent company...

Greece seen as safe and good value holiday option, finds research

Greece is perceived to be a safe, value for money destination for holidaymakers this year, latest research shows. Up to 45% of respondents admitted that...

Rise in UK ferry bookings as Brits holiday close to home

UK ferry bookings are up by 23% year on year as Brits plan to holiday closer to home. Popular routes to France, Ireland and Spain...

Business travel “largely unaffected” by Paris attacks

Business travel was 'largely unaffected' by the Paris terrorist attacks, according to two new polls. Research by the Global Business Travel Association (GBTA) and its...

Romania aims to attract thousands of Russian tourists this year

The relationship between Turkey and Russia is not what you would call "rosy" lately. The multiple incidents involving Russian military airplanes allegedly violating Turkish...

BBC WORLD QUESTIONS: EUROPE AND GREECE

As Europe grapples with some of the biggest issues it has ever faced, nowhere has felt the challenge of mass migration and pain of...

SURVEY: Spanish speaking holidaymakers plan most vacations

Among Spanish, English, and French speakers, Spanish speakers are by far the most motivated in terms of getting more holidays in 2016. Indeed, 65%...

Rio Olympics will not be canceled despite the spread of Zika

Brazil’s Chief of Staff, Jaques Wagner, said that there is no way that the Rio Olympic Games to be held this August will be...

Top 7 Tourism Trends Of the Future

The travel sector is constantly transforming to provide the holidaymakers unique experience full of authenticity, sense of urbanity, and immersion. What are the future trends in...

“Greece will always have the capacity to surprise”

By Simon Reeve I’ve been fortunate in my career as a presenter to travel to some of the more remote parts of the world –...