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Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

North Aegean Nature Projects to Get €1.5m Cash Injection

North Aegean Region Governor Christiana Kalogirou has allotted 1.5 million euros for projects, which will highlight the unique ecosystems of the islands.

North Aegean Region Lays Out Tourism Promo Plan

The North Aegean Region has presented plans for a far-reaching promotional campaign with the aim to showcase the tourism offerings of its islands.

Shipping Ministry Meet to Discuss Intermodal Transport for Remote Greek Islands

The Greek Shipping Ministry will explore ways to ensure that remote islands remain connected with the mainland with the introduction of combined transport.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.

Greece Steps Up Presence at Turkey’s EMITT 2016 Expo – GTP Photo Report

Greek destinations and enterprises once again drew in the crowds at the recent East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran at the Tuyap Fair and Congress Center in Istanbul, Turkey.

EMITT 2016: Lesvos Petrified Forest Introduced to Turkish Travel Agents

The Petrified Forest of Lesvos and other unique natural monuments of the North Aegean islands were introduced to a group of Turkish travel agents from Izmir during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.

Christiana Kalogirou, Governor of North Aegean Region

North Aegean islands have the potentials to follow the contemporary approach of tourism development, which is based on financial, social and environmental sustainability.