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Kos, Lesvos Tourism Professionals Urge Gov’t to Scrap ‘Stayover’ Tax

Tourism professionals on the islands of Kos and Lesvos, bearing the brunt of the refugee flows, are calling on the government to scrap an imminent “stayover" tax.

Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Navigator 2017 Forum Examines Shipping Sector Challenges

Challenges faced by the shipping sector were discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Consultants forum held recently in Piraeus.

Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

Greek Gov’t Seeking Way to Put Island VAT Hike on Hold

Α decision to eliminate a special tax status on the Greek isles may be postponed, as the government looks into ways to ease the tax load on its citizens.

Decision Makers to Discuss Future of Shipping at 17th Navigator Forum

Key issues regarding the future of shipping will be discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Decision Makers Forum, which will take place on November 3.

GNTO Promotes Attica, Eastern Aegean Islands Through Fam Trips

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this month is hosting a number of journalists and tour operators in Attica and the Eastern Aegean islands.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Aqua Vista Hotels Welcomes ‘Aplai Dome’ in Oia to Santorini Portfolio

Global hotel management company Aqua Vista Hotels has added another high-end property, the “Aplai Dome”, to its extensive portfolio in Oia on Santorini.

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Product Price Hikes Across 32 Greek Isles as of Jan. 1

Products and services on 32 islands in the Dodecanese and North Aegean Region will go up as of January 1, 2018, due to new VAT rates.

Fraport Greece Discusses Makeover Plans for Four Airports in the South Aegean

The makeover plans for the airports of Rhodes, Kos, Mykonos and Santorini were discussed between Fraport Greece and the Governor of the South Aegean.

GNTO Invites German, Turkish Media to Promote Aegean Islands

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has invited German and Turkish journalists to Greece to promote the destinations of Lesvos, Rhodes and Samos.

Lesvos Getting Ready to Host 2017 Ouzo Fest

Lesvos is getting ready to host the Ouzo Fest 2017, an annual event dedicated to the world-renowned anise-flavored Greek spirit.

Lesvos Island Still Struggling to Keep Tourism Alive

Lesvos sees overnight stays drop by 40.63%, number of visitors by 42.58%, and tourism-related revenue by 35.18% as refugees continue to flock to the island.

Tourism on Eastern Aegean Islands Regains Momentum

Tourism flows across the Eastern Aegean islands, which bore the brunt of the refugee crisis, have begun to pick up pace, according to sector professionals.

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.

Hellenic Seaways Offers 30% Discount on Ferry Tickets to Chios and Lesvos

Hellenic Seaways has announced a 30% discount on the ferry tickets of travelers that will vacation this summer on the islands of Chios and Lesvos.

Greece Celebrates European Music Day with Numerous Events in 50 cities

Greece is celebrating the 18th European Music Day with a variety of cultural events, due to take place during June 21-25 in 50 cities.

Lesvos Day Event Explores Ways to Restore Island Image, Spur Tourism

Ways to revive tourism in the North Aegean Region and specifically on the island of Lesvos were the focus of an event held recently in Mytilini.