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Italy, UK to Learn All About Samos

Vathy, Samos

Vathy, Samos

As part of its ongoing campaign for the promotion of Greece abroad and its strategy to support and boost tourism in the islands of the eastern Aegean, the Greek Tourism Ministry has announced two press trips to the island of Samos.

Karlovasi, Samos. Photo © Facebook - ΟΙ ΟΜΟΡΦΙΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ ΜΑΣ

Karlovasi, Samos.

Six Italian journalists from key media outlets (ANSA and ASKA.NEWS news agencies and newspapers La Stampa, Agenzia di Viaggi, Guida Viaggi, Turismo & Attualità) are currently on Samos to observe the island’s beauty and transfer their Greek hospitality experience to the Italian audience.

The press trip is being held under the organization of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) with the assistance of the Municipality of Samos.

Moreover, a journalist from UK newspaper Telegraph is also scheduled to be hosted on the island during July 15 to 19. The journalist will write an extensive feature on Samos and promote it as an ideal holiday destination for British travellers.

Visit Greece LogoThe press trips to Samos follow a series of recent initiatives of the GNTO including familiarization trips to destinations off the beaten track.

Journalists, travel writers and bloggers from Germany, Austria, Ukraine, the UK, Switzerland, the US and Russia recently had the chance to see Greece from a different angle. Popular international media outlets such as Deutche Welle, ORF3, Suddeutsche Zeitung, Die Welt, Die Zeit, Travelbook and The Wall Street Journal featured a number of destinations in their reports including Thessaloniki, Mount Athos, Halkidiki, the Peloponnese, Crete, Athens, Milos, Sifnos and Hydra.

Meanwhile, on June 22, a team from National Geographic Traveler was in Athens and prepared a feature on the destination. Also last month, 21 Russian bloggers visites Chios, Lesvos, Samos, Kos, Rhodes, Crete, Evia, Delphi, Meteora, Volos and Pelion.

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