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Mykonos Mayor Discusses Tourism Restart with Minister

Tourism Secretary General Vicky Loizou, Mykonos Mayor Konstantinos Koukas, Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Member of Mykonos’ Municipal Council responsible for Tourism Tonia Andronikou.

Ways of safely restarting tourism this summer were discussed between Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Mykonos Mayor Konstantinos Koukas, during a recent meeting in Athens.

A renowned tourism destination, Mykonos every year attracts thousands of travelers from all over the world.

During the meeting, both sides agreed that the vaccination of tourism professionals and setting the requirement of Covid-19 testing for free movement around Greece would contribute to the safe start of the new tourism season.

Mayor Koukas informed the minister that during the next two months the municipality would carry out rapid Covid-19 tests to its residents.

Furthermore, the mayor informed that the municipality could allocate funds to cover additional costs that may occur should the local authority decides to extend its vaccination program.

It is reminded that Greece is carrying out a large-scale vaccination program on the mainland as well as on the islands including those of the Cyclades group.

Mykonos Island © Maria Theofanopoulou

Mykonos Island © Maria Theofanopoulou

The mayor also referred to Mykonos’ promotional campaign which is running on social media in collaboration with Marketing Greece, as well as the municipality’s innovative digital apps that aim to attract tourists.

“I believe that the state, local authorities and the tourism industry will all manage to have a better tourism season compared to last year,” he said.

Also present at the meeting were Tourism Secretary General Vicky Loizou and Member of Mykonos’ Municipal Council responsible for Tourism Tonia Andronikou.

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