What is the format of the workshop?

The three main pillars of the event are the following:

  1. B2B meetings: There will be a total of 16-24 appointments for each participant. The duration of each appointment will be 14 minutes.
     
  2. Tours & Site inspections: Buyers will have the opportunity to explore the City of Athens and the greater Attica region through experiential tours designed exclusively for Travel Trade participants. Buyers may select thematic tours that fit their interests and expertise, and will be a valuable opportunity to attend site inspections and gain first-hand knowledge about the unique tourism portfolio of Athens.

  3. Social events: Welcome cocktail and farewell networking gathering will be organized in one of the city’s landmark venues.

 

Who can participate in Travel Trade Athens?

To be eligible to apply for the TTA hosted buyer program you need to have honest interest in the Athenian tourism product and must be any of the following

  • FIT Operators
  • Group Travel
  • Educational Operators
  • Scheduled Tours
  • Wholesalers / B2B
  • OTAs
  • MICE / Corporate
  • Events Agencies

 

How can I apply as a hosted buyer for Travel Trade Athens?

Hosted Buyers can apply online here by completing the requested form. All fields are mandatory. 

For all  buyers travel, accommodation and F&B expenses will be fully covered by the City of Athens

*All applications will be subject to evaluation from the TTA organizing Committee.

* One representative per company will be accepted at this stage

What happens if a buyer needs to cancel his/her participation?

The TTA is an exclusive event that takes place once per year and receives a great number of applications. Given the limited number of participations and the long waiting list we are expecting, we would like to kindly ask you to notify us in advance so that we offer your registration to another company.

How can I apply as a supplier for Travel Trade Athens

Suppliers can apply online here by completing the requested form. All fields are mandatory.

The TTA is an exclusive event that takes place once per year and receives a great number of applications. This year a maximum number of 60 suppliers will be accepted to Travel Trade Athens 2022. Only one representative per company will be allowed to attend. Suppliers must speak English

Priority will be given to the ACVB members. All other applications will be treated on a first come- first served basis provided that they fulfill certain eligibility criteria.

Eligibility Criteria for suppliers (non ACVB members)

  • Own certification for the Greek National Tourism Organisation (EOT) for the past 3 years at least.
  • Tour Operators & Travel Agents must prove inbound tourism business for more than 3 years
  • PCOs must have proven track records of at least 3 international congresses over the past 3 years of more than 100 participants
  • DMCs must have proven track records of at least 3 international events over the past 3 years of more than 100 participants.

 

How will online B2B meetings take place?

Our matching system will allow for a maximum of 24 online meetings, 14 minutes duration each.

To accommodate overseas participants meeting slots are adjusted so as to serve as many different time zones as possible.

Bellow you can find a preliminary schedule

Activity

Start

Finish

Registration

9:30

10:00

Appointment #1

10:00

10:14

Appointment #2

10:14

10:28

Appointment #3

10:28

10:42

Break 1

10:42

10:56

Appointment #4

10:56

11:10

Appointment #5

11:10

11:24

Appointment #6

11:24

11:38

Break 2

11:38

11:52

Appointment #7

11:52

12:07

Appointment #8

12:07

12:21

Appointment #9

12:21

12:35

Break 3

12:35

12:49

Appointment #10

12:49

13:03

Appointment #11

13:03

13:17

Appointment #12

13:17

13:31

Break 4

13:31

13:45

Appointment #13

13:45

13:59

Appointment #14

13:59

14:13

Appointment #15

14:13

14:27

Appointment #16

14:27

14:41

Lunch break

14:41

15:41

Appointment #17

15:41

15:55

Appointment #18

15:55

16:09

Appointment #19

16:09

16:23

Appointment #20

16:23

16:37

Break 5

16:37

16:51

Appointment #21

16:51

17:05

Appointment #22

17:05

17:19

Appointment #23

17:19

17:33

Appointment #24

17:33

17:47

 

How will Suppliers’ workshops take place?

Aside from the online B2B meetings, Travel Trade Athens 2022 will offer a highly educational workshop for all suppliers.  The workshops  will be fully aligned with COVID-19 restrictions when it comes to the number of participants and the room set up, provided we are allowed to do so.

How many appointments will be held per participant and how long will they last?

There will be a total of 16-24 appointments for each participant. The duration of each appointment will be 14 minutes.

What will be the Buyers/Suppliers ratio for this year’s event?

The maximum number of buyers participating in the event will be 60 and the maximum number or suppliers will be 90.

When is the deadline for registration?

Delegates should have completed their registration no later than DD/MM/YYYY

Will delegates need to hold a negative COVID-19 test before traveling to Athens?

Depending on the country of origin, different rules apply. In most cases however, all visitors flying into Athens from abroad will be required to present a negative PCR test, taken within 48 hours of entering Greece. For updated information, kindly refer to https://travel.gov.gr/#/ 

*Protocol for air arrivals

  • Arrival at the entry gate.
  • Transfer to the area where the screening personnel are located. Travelers are requested to show their QR code either on their mobile phone screen or in print. If travel departure begins prior to the day of arrival, travelers are allowed to board after showing the confirmation email (and not necessarily the QR code which is scheduled to arrive during their trip.)
  • Depending on their QR code/confirmation, travelers are directed either to the screening area where they will be tested for the new coronavirus SARS-CoV-2 by a trained health team or to the exit (to baggage claim area or passport control).
  • Upon completion of the test, travelers are directed towards the exit (to baggage claim area or passport control).
  • The test results are expected to become available within 24 hours. During that time, passengers who are tested are advised to practice social distancing according to local guidelines and self monitoring for symptoms that could indicate COVID-19. In case of such symptoms, medical advice and/or contact with the National Public Health Organization (EODY) Operations Centre should be immediately sought. Only in case they test positive, the authorities will contact them and proceed with the health protocol in place. Otherwise, they may continue with their holidays, adhering to the general public health safety guidelines.
  • If travelers plan to have multiple stop-overs in Greece, they must declare this and report their initial destination and their travel itinerary for the next 7 days.

All travelers must comply with all of the necessary preventive hygiene measures (use of masks and physical distancing) according to local guidance.

Who will cover expenses in the event of a Covid-19 patient's air transportation and hospitalization?

The Greek state will cover expenses related to hospitalization of visitors suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.

What happens if an infection is confirmed at a hotel?

In the event of a confirmed infection, close contacts of the case will be transferred to a separate quarantine accommodation at the expense of the Greek state

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