Regional authorities in the North Aegean region are expressing their concerns over the decreased numbers of tourists visiting the islands as a result of the ongoing influx of refugees there and the negative media coverage.
The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the University of Patras and the regions of Western Greece and the Peloponnese to establish a framework to develop and market national medical tourism products.
The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.
This December and for the third year, hotels, major companies and tourism organizations will meet up in Athens at the 3rd Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) held by Simple Way of Tourism (SWOT).
The Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace is marketing itself as a year round destination for travellers seeking unspoiled nature and alternative forms of tourism, at the "Destinations - The Holiday & Travel Show" that opened at the Olympia London in the United Kingdom.
"Our goal is for Athens to become a metropolitan center for tourism at a European and global level and a strong and attractive city break destination," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said on Tuesday.
Greece can become an international destination for medical tourism in the coming years, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni underlined while speaking at the "Medical Tourism in Practice - Thessaloniki" conference on Thursday.
"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.
This year Greece was established as a global tourist destination and 2015 is expected to be a landmark year for attracting tourism investments to the country, Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during a press conference at the 30th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.
The Tourism Ministry and Greece's national exhibition body, TIF-Helexpo, will jointly participate in international exhibitions abroad to promote Thessaloniki, according to a memorandum of cooperation signed Thursday, 13 November, in the Greek northern city.