Connecting people & places
3, S. Karagiorgi Str. 14121, N. Iraklio, Athens, Greece | T: +30 215 5608282 | W: www.thetravelcompany.gr
Company Profile About The Travel Company is a member of the Heraklio Travel Group of Companies that was established in 1981 developing the entire range of tourist services. Having high levels of growth in the tourism sector over the last 33 years, our Group is currently ranked in the leading tourism companies in Greece, based on the BSP turnover. The Travel Company, founded in early 2014, aims to become one of the most modern travel agencies in Greece in terms of tourism. The executives that make up the administration of the Organization, have had a leading position in the travel and airline sectors of the tourism industry. Based on their high theoretical training, expertise and experience, our executives are one of the key success factors and an important asset for the operation, the quality of the project, the objectives and the companyâ€™s perspective. Our organization has a complete and sophisticated electronic set up, with direct access to more than 450,000 accommodations worldwide, private transfers and cruises via our B2B tickettravelhotel.com platform, 4 international systems GDS (GALILEO, AMADEUS, SABRE & WORLDSPAN ) for air ticket booking with all airlines (schedule & low budget), direct access to ForthCRS for ferry tickets and the back office Panasoft, applied across Greece in most travel companies.
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Services The Travel Company has an extensive experience in managing local and international clients and corporate accounts. Our executives, with their experience and expertise, provide integrated services, competitive solutions and prompt operation in order to achieve the best possible budget. Our company offers services availability on a 24-hour basis. Services: • Incoming tourism • Corporate accounts • Leisure travel packages • Tailor made packages • Incentives • Congress & Events • Sport Events • Honey moon Arrangements • Wedding Arrangements • VISA systems • Alternative tourism • Culture tourism • Commercial Delegations
• Catering • 24 hrs Help Desk • Air charter & Private Jets Services • Boat leasing • Accommodation • Air tickets • Ferry tickets • Cruises & Yachting • VIP Services • Rent A Car • Limo Services • Coach Services • Travel insurance
Our Values S.E.R.V.E. 4 Service
Our customers come first and we work to the highest operational standards in order to exceed the expectations of our customers.
We deliver excellence to our travel partners and our mutual customers through the development of quality systems and continued focus on smarter ways of working.
We work together with our partners and suppliers with respect and integrity to develop and maintain long lasting and mutually beneficial working relationships.
Using our strengths, we deliver value to our customers by offering quality, innovative and value for money products and services.
Mission By offering a first class, personal service and using our local knowledge, experience and contacts, we are proud to SERVE our customers with tailor-made solutions.
We will operate responsibility to minimize negative and enhance environmental, social and economic impact ensuring the long term sustainability of our business and of our resources on which we depend. www.thetravelcompany.gr | 3
A WORLD OF
• Chartes & private jet
• Car rental
• Limo service
• Boutique hotels
• Cultural & unique attractions
• Incoming – DMC
• Luxury hotels
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• Private villas
• All inclusive
• Weddings & Honeymoons
• Winter Holidays – Skiing
• City Breaks
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Tailor made services Every holiday that we create is undertaken with care and attention and this enhanced service allows us to help you with any additional requests and requirements you may have. Perhaps you are seeking to pre-book a table at the latest exclusive restaurant or make enquiries on what to do or places to go. This could be: Tickets to the Athens Festival, Cookery classes with local chefs, Island hopping, private shopping guides in Athens shops and malls, private yoga lessons in Santorini, Surprise anniversary dinners and many more!
Our team of professional, helpful and specialized executives has ONE priority:
ASPIRING TRAVEL PROPOSALS for your perfect getaway. GLOBAL NETWORK OF ASSOCIATES assuring the best products.
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Personal Touch Rest assured as our team of experts caters to your every need. The perfect holiday is not just a concept but the reality as the Personal Touch stands for hand selecting each service you might wish for and taking care of any detail! Luggage Let us know if you …… g
Early check in & Late check out Get to enjoy every single moment! There’s no rush g
Wish for a sea view suite? Granted! Car rental Our network of partners is selected for their top services always in regards with the best available rates g
Tours & excursions
Transfers Taxi, limo or shuttle at the best prices with trustworthy associates g
Whether this is a private sailing trip or a helicopter ride!
Insurance Just in case! g
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CHARTERS, PRIVATE JETS & HELICOPTERS The safest, fastest and most effective ways of travelling
The Travel Company collaborates with the largest companies in Greece providing worldwide charter service for both personal and business travel. From an individual wanting to travel from his destination of choice to Athens (and vice versa); to 400 passengers on a single aircraft. The most modern jets & helicopters and highly experienced pilots along with our excellent level of professionalism guarantee not only the safety of your flight but also an enjoyable journey for you and your company. Our team of experts fully comprehend and cater your needs whether you need convenient scheduling, personalized service or continuous corporate identity (i.e. in case of an incentive or conference).
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National Air Carrier Aegean Airlines began scheduled passenger operations in May 1999, following its increasing acceptance by its customers Aegean became by 2005 the leading carrier on domestic routes. In 2008 through its gradual expansion of its international network, and its con-
sistent delivery of high quality services Aegean became the largest Greek airline by passenger numbers. AEGEAN was named “Best Regional Airline Europe” at the SKYTRAX 2011 World Airline Awards and was the runner-up in the “World’s Best Regional Airline” cate-
gory, in “Airline Staff Service Excellence for Europe” category as well as in “Best Airline Southern Europe” category. In its 12 year history, Aegean has been awarded six times by the European Regions Airline Association (ERA).
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Corporate Travel The Travel Company’s Corporate Division is dedicated in managing business travel programs regardless the companies’ size. We offer a complete range of corporate and business travel services tailor made for all your corporate travel needs. Our main objective is taking care of your business travel management by providing first class travel services, in the most cost effective manner. We provide booking services for flights with all the major airlines, holidays, car rental, travel insurance and hotel reservations around the globe. Our travel consultants are genuine experts in the travel field who understand how to tackle any of your needs and in a prompt manner. Our Corporate Travel Division is your personal Corporate Travel Manager and offers implacable worldwide services with special “ value for money” rates fulfilling even the most demanding business travelers needs. Our specialized Corporate Travel Division organizes annually, thousands of corporate trips in all over the world for business executives. Our experts offer a variety of services, according to the standards and needs of today’s business travelers. We offer worldwide accommodation, with special rates and far and beyond value for money services. In the same division, our VIPs Service department offers integrated services, satisfying even the most demanding corporate customers. 10 | www.thetravelcompany.gr
Our Aim At The Travel Company, we pride ourselves on offering the best resources and upscale level of service combined with the most competitive pricing in the market. We are committed to satisfying your needs and making a difference on a daily basis, being the best.
VIP Services For the VIPs of your company (President, CEO, etc) traveling in Business Class (B / Class) we will be delighted to offer you our VIP Airport Services (Athens International Airport). These include: Presence and reception upon arrival Reclaim of baggage from the belt Escorting to the departure gate Pre-seating Pre-check in Speeding all procedures prior oneâ€™s flight *Direct contract with airlines, for Bonus Miles & Corporate Benefits programs *Escorted by experienced collaborators in all group trips (Local and International)
Corporate Account Management We believe that close & open communication with clients is the ultimate step towards a successful, efficient & productive cooperation. Ways to achieve the above: * Assignment of dedicated employee(s) for your corporate account and your needs * 24 hours a day, all year round support for your Travelers
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Meetings. Incentives. Congresses & Conferences. Events & Exhibitions Our company undertakes the full organization of any meeting, incentive, congress or event of any size. Our experience, state of art equipment and specialized multilingual and internationally minded experts guarantee the success of your event. The Travel Company has affiliates throughout Greece and provides 24h basis support covering all stages of the organization. Working along with your ideal M.I.C.E partner means: We listen to your needs, Provide dedicated staff, Offer expertise (local),Venue inspection,Private access, Suppliers negotiation, Competitive pricing, Alternatives, Full Audiovisual support, Promo Material, Transportation services, Looking at every detail for you With our experience, state of art equipment and specialized experts, the success of your congress, incentive or event is a guarantee. We offer total support from proposing a plan for a training travel or convention/conference attendance including corporate inspection trip, conventions, conferences, off-site meetings or company presentations, up to operational support and, finally, budget management.
Services Our team of experts provide you with: • Budgeting • F inancial management – Resources allocation plan • Risk analysis • Marketing management • Action plan – methodology • Crisis management • Quality management
• Venue proposals • Operations management •E xhibition & sponsorship management • Administrative support • Security Plan • Secretarial support • Travel support
• Scientific program support • Creative and technical support • Specialized experts • Promotion • Public relations • Success Evaluation • Statistics • Archive
Services: • 24h basis support covering all the practical stages of the organization • Administrative support • Financial management • Marketing management • Secretarial support • Travel support • Scientific program support • Creative and technical support • Specialized professionals • Promotion / public relations • Exhibition & sponsorship management www.thetravelcompany.gr | 13
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Incoming Tourism Our team of experts and their experience, our strong supplier network, and knowledge regarding our country and its destinations are the key to tailor made services. Whether you are travelling alone or in a group, you choose commercial flights or wish to experience a flight with a private jet, you prefer private villas to hotels, affordable boutique options to big all inclusive five star resorts, or prefer a golfing holiday along with the beautiful beaches, our team is at your disposal with a wide range of proposals. We provide top services from international and domestic travel arrangements, accommodation bookings, tours and excursions, transfers, VIP services, cruises, car rentals etc with attention to detail, covering leisure trips, tours of special interest, religious and cultural trips, honeymoon arrangements at competitive prices. www.thetravelcompany.gr | 15
Yes, I do ! It’s that time in your life where you have found your soul mate and it’s time to choose the perfect backdrop to say I do! What better place than Greece? Just imagine.. the beautiful scenery on the small picturesque islands, like Santorini.. the sun setting turning the sky orange only” like a watercolor painting..the cool breeze showingOur you“couples the way to the features destinations that are forwhite those who want to spend some quallove of your life while instead of an isle you go down the paved ity time together. A hand-picked selection small streets like a fairytale princess! of adults only hotels with a minimum age of guests is at least 16 years where couples can The Travel Company can undertake the entire wedding; enjoy blissful tranquility, romantic dinners on from the travel arrangements for you and your guests the beach and couples massages in selected to actual wedding planning (location, cake, decoration spas. etc.).All is needed from you is to relax and enjoy Whether you’re looking for a chilled-out beach holiday or an action-packed escape, a new era in your life and say The Travel Company offers couples only holYes, I do! iday deals to suit you and your budget. The hotels we work with feature a broad range of services including gastronomic delights, leisure facilities designed for adults, specialised services and much more.
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Our services: • Assistance regarding location and venues • legal documentation for the ceremony • accommodation for you and your guests • decoration & dj or band • gifts for the guests • make-up & hair • photo & video coverage • bachelor party • physical presence of a member of our team for any last details and supervision of the wedding • travel arrangements for the perfect Greek honeymoon
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Alternative Greeceâ€™s versatile landscapes constitute our country as an ideal destination for various forms of alternative tourism; featuring more than 6.000 islands, beautiful beaches, fertile valleys, a vast variety of ecosystems, forest and mountain tops. An all year round destination, where our visitors can choose from a great variety forms of alternative tourism to experience what our country has to offer. Ecotourism, agro tourism, cultural, adventure, spa, therapeutic, sporting activities, cruises, yachting & diving are only the begging of an endless range of options.
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Religious The wealth of Greeceâ€™s Byzantine monuments, ecclesiastic architecture and art, innumerable churches and monasteries constitute our country as one of the main destinations for religious pilgrims due to its rich religious heritage. Travellers following the steps of St Paul through the biblical sites of Korinthos, Lecheo, Athens, Thessaloniki, Philippei, Christoupolis and the island of Rodos, are on a journey to a unique religious experience. Patmos is best known for the monastery of St. John and the nearby Cave of the Apocalypse, where St. John received his visions and wrote the Book of Revelation. An Orthodox spiritual centre since 1054, Mount Athos has enjoyed an autonomous statute since Byzantine times. Home to about 20 monasteries Mount Athos is forbidden to women and children. In Meteora, twenty-four monasteries were built, despite incredible difficulties, at the time of the great revival of the eremitic ideal in the 15th century.
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Cultural Discover Greece’s culture and heritage through an amazing journey through time and magical sceneries. Our country’s countless archaeological sites and monuments cover the period from the Paleolithic era to more recent times; while seventeen sites have been in-
Historic Centre (Chorá) with the Monastery of Saint-John the Theologian and the Cave of the Apocalypse on the Island of Pátmos, Temple of Apollo Epicurius at Bassae, Meteora and Mount Athos. Athens alone is home to 148 theatrical stages, more than any other city in the
scribed on the World Heritage List by UNESCO. Those are: Acropolis, Delfi, Mycenae and Tiryns, Delos, Mystras, Olympia, the medieval town of Rhodes, monasteries in Chios, old town of Corfu, Paleochristian and Byzantine monuments in Thessaloniki, Pythagoreion and Heraion of Samos, Sanctuary of Asklepios of Epidaurus, The
world, including the ancient Odeon of Herodes Atticus, home to the Athens Festival. The highlight of all the museums is the New Acropolis Museum with a total area of 25,000 square meters, an exhibition space of over 14,000 square meters, ten times more than that of the old museum on the Hill of the Acropolis.
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Medical tourism The Travel Company’s medical tourism department focuses on providing patients with the best and remedial treatment for the concerned ailments and disorders. Our medical and health care services are concentrated in the region of Athens. Our medical panel is headed by the eminent personalities from the various fields of medical profession like gynecologists, pediatricians, general physicians, nurses, paramedic practitioners and physiotherapists.
Why Greece? Greece has been home to medicine, as ancient Greek medicine was the basis of modern scientific medicine. Linking the past to the present, Hippocrates made such an impression on medical history that his name is still very much associated with medicine today as all newly qualified doctors take what is called the ‘Hippocratic Oath’. Greece today features hospitals with modern equipment and excellent medical staff who deliver top-level health care services, focusing on each patient’s needs. Furthermore, another reason behind coming to Greece for the medical treatment is that patients are able to obtain cure at cost effective rates.
We provide our patients with care and comfort; a friendly approach results in good and prolonged relationships between the patient and doctor. Further, this helps us to ensure that a suave and comfortable environment is maintained within the facility premises. www.thetravelcompany.gr | 21
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Our “couples only” features destinations that are for those who want to spend some quality time together. A hand-picked selection of adults only hotels with a minimum age of guests is at least 16 years where couples can enjoy blissful tranquility, romantic dinners on the beach and couples massages in selected spas. Whether you’re looking for a chilled-out beach holiday or an action-packed escape, The Travel Company offers couples only holiday deals to suit you and your budget. The hotels we work with feature a broad range of services including gastronomic delights, leisure facilities designed for adults, specialised services and much more.
Family Holidays & All inclusive hotels It’s time to leave all your worries and work stress behind and focus on the most important thing one has; FAMILY! Family vacations are all about each and every member being happy and enjoying facilities and services to cater the needs of any age. From pools, private beaches, children clubs, diving lessons to babysitting services for a lovely romantic dinner for mum and dad! The Travel Company features a vast selection of hotels at all budgets while our team of experts is dedicated to helping parents create fantastic and fun vacations with their kids. Our aim is to make family vacation planning easy so that parents can give their kids the world!
Featuring: • beaches ideal for kids • pools • all inclusive packages • children’s meals • children club • sports & water sports activities • babysitting • cots, cribs & high chairs
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During winter our countryâ€™s snow-covered mountain tops welcome you to experience the idyllic white scenery along with your favorite sport whether that is skiing or snowboarding. Greece features 21 ski centers; amongst those are: Located on Parnassos mountain at an eleva-
tion of 1,600-2,250m in the areas of Kelaria and Fterolakka, the Parnassos Ski Center is the biggest and the best organised ski center of our country with 19 ski runs, 7 ski routes, 10 trails and three mini beginner runs, total length 36km. Vasilitsa Ski Resort in the heart of Pindos moun-
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tains, 45 km away from Grevena City. It is considered to be a snowboarderâ€™s paradise. 250km away from Thessaloniki and 417km away from Athens. The ski centre is surrounded by pine trees and thereâ€™s a majestic view. There are three chalets, 7 lifts and 16 tracks.
The Kalavrita ski resort is situated 15 km off the town of Kalavrita, at NW of Mountain Chelmos and at an altitude of 1700 meters (Xerokampos), to 2340 meters (Neraidorachi). It offers modern facilities, 8 lifts and 13 slaloms of all categories.
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Our “couples only” features destinations that are for those who want to spend some quality time together. A hand-picked selection of adults only hotels with a minimum age of guests is at least 16 years where couples can enjoy blissful tranquility, romantic dinners on the beach and couples massages in selected spas. Whether you’re looking for a chilled-out beach holiday or an action-packed escape, What a better way to enjoy the beautiful Greek islands The Travel Company offers couples only holiday deals to suit you than participating in a cruise allowing youand toyour seebudget. the The hotels we work with feature a broad range of beauty, wonders, history and including moderngastronomic diversity of our leisure services delights, facilities designed for adults, specialised seramazing country. vices and much more.
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Olympic Cruises (one day cruises) the fastest way of reaching three unforgettable destinations – the islands of Hydra, Poros and Aegina! Top priority of C.G OLYMPIC CRUISES Ν.Ε is the complete satisfaction of the client. For this purpose the company has set high quality standards, providing customer care for their guests, while offering innovative services and facilities, covering every need on board the ship and on land. Olympic Cruises is a young and dynamic company that operates in the one-day cruise market. The owners of the company have put together a team of experienced and qualified professionals in the tourism and shipping industry with the main purpose of the upgrading and enhancement of daily cruises.
Louis Cruises (3,4,7day cruises) Louis Cruises: Travel 1st class, in a familiar and much loved Sea Louis Cruises, with a 25 year long experience in cruising and 75 years of award winning history in tourism, offers an unparalleled cruise experience aboard our friendly cruise ships and in the comfort of our warm hearted hospitality. Experience unique destinations with the Mediterranean & East Mediterranean Cruises, which combine famous highlights with lesser-known gems in a way that will fulfill your every expectation. Louis Cruises design itineraries that include the best ports, in their best seasons, allowing ample time to enjoy their uniquely individual charms. Classical temples and grand pyramids, tall minarets and arabesque palaces, cobblestone streets and winding Kasbahs, whitewashed churches and grand cathedrals, medieval palaces and fortified harbor towns… all combine the fabric that dream cruises are made of. www.thetravelcompany.gr | 27
Yachting A carefree experience combining the crystal blue sea with your own tailor made itinerary. What a better way to experience the beautiful picturesque Greek islands than chartering a yacht or sailing boat along with your family or friends. The Travel Company offers a solid network of local and international partners featuring yachts of all categories, quality and excellent services. 28 | www.thetravelcompany.gr
Golfing in Greece Practice your skills while enjoying the perfect holiday in Greece. • Costa Navarino - The Dunes Course, Pylos | 18-Hole The Dunes Course • Costa Navarino - The Bay Course, Pylos | 18-Hole The Bay Course • Glyfada Golf Club, Glyfada, Athens | 18-Hole Course • The Corfu Golf Course, Corfu | 18-Hole Course • Porto Carras Golf Club, Porto Carras Grand Resort - Halkidiki | 18-Hole Course • The Crete Golf Club, Hersonissos Crete, Greece | 18-Hole Course • Porto Elounda Golf Club, Elounda S.A. Hotels & Resorts | 9-Hole Course (On request) • Afandou Golf Club, Rhodos | 18-Hole Course www.thetravelcompany.gr | 29
City breaks Weekends & shorts breaks in Athens & Thessaloniki The Travel Company offers a wide range of great hotel deals of all budgets and categories for an amazing stay in Athens & Thessaloniki. Meanwhile, our specialized team of experts has created countless suggestions regarding archaeological visits, restaurants, options for a perfect night out, one day tours and much more. Each city has its own vibrant color, culture and sights. Take your time enjoying a coffee sitting on a terrace, discover hidden treasures in the shopping districts, choose picturesque neighborhoods for a walk and enjoy the Mediterranean cuisine throughout your stay in the countless restaurants. 30 | www.thetravelcompany.gr
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Grande Albergo delle Rose
At Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, a whole world of leisure, entertainment and relaxation awaits you within easy reach of Athens. The Club Hotel Casino Loutraki gaming halls have 80 tables and 1.000 slot machines, offering the most modern and exciting games. What is more, a perfectly equipped VIP room has been created to meet the needs of even the most demanding players.
Rhodes most historic and symbolic structures, the Grande Albergo delle Rose is renowned of its unique architectural composition. The highlight of the Grande Albergo delle is unquestionably its casino. The luxurious internal space is extended in 1.700 square meters which is separated in two floors. The lower floor features over 300 slots machines of the latest technology, while in the upper floor the adrenaline rises in 34 live table games. www.thetravelcompany.gr | 31