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Greek Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

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

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

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.

Refugee Arrivals to Greek Islands Increase, Hoteliers Request Debt Freeze

Hoteliers across the Eastern Aegean islands, bearing the brunt of the ongoing refugee influx for over a year, are calling on the Greek government to suspend all of their debts due to a sharp decline in tourism.

Ministry Takes Action to Boost Tourism to Eastern Aegean Isles

In efforts to stimulate tourism to the Eastern Aegean islands hit by the refugee influx the Greek tourism ministry has announced yet another series of incentives including friendlier prices at hotels.

Special Hotel Discounts for Greek Travellers on Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros

The hotel associations of Samos, Lesvos, Chios, Kos and Leros are joining the Tourism Ministry's efforts to boost domestic tourism and are offering Greek travellers special discounts on room prices and accommodation packages.

Greece: Upward Battle for North Aegean Island Tourism

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.

Lesvos Feels Brunt of Refugee Influx, Tourism Figures Nosedive

Lesvos sector professionals are seeing their efforts die out as the ongoing refugee influx has taken a toll on local tourism, with June figures down by 67.89 percent,

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

UNESCO May Help Support Tourism on Lesvos

The possibilities of supporting the tourism side of Lesvos through the UNESCO network were explored on Tuesday during a meeting held at the Tourism Ministry in Athens.

Lesvos Sees Dwindling Tourist Numbers Due to Refugee Influx

All the more tourists are shying away from the Greek island of Lesvos, as the humanitarian crisis is growing there by the day.

Greece Expects To Welcome 1 Million Turkish Tourists This Year

For the first time in history, around one million Turkish tourists are expected to visit Greece.

Scandinavians Choose Lesvos For Their Holidays

Stockholm-based tour operator Ving will bring some 5,000 tourists to the Greek island of Lesvos in 2014.
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Greek Hotel Associations Honored At “Greek Breakfast” Event

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels honored the Greek hotel association’s that were first to sign the “Greek Breakfast” local quality pact and this way promote the country’s gastronomy through their hotel members and contribute to the enrichment of Greece’s tourism product.
North Events Limited private stand at a previous exhibition in Norway.
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Greece To Shine In Norway Expo

Crete, Rodos and Lesvos will represent Greece at this year’s Reiselivsmessen travel trade exhibition at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway. The trade show will take place 11-13 January.
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“Greek Breakfast” Goes To Lesvos

The Lesvos Hoteliers Association invites local entrepreneurs to attend the "Greek Breakfast of Lesvos" event scheduled for today, Sunday, 30 December, at the Chamber of Lesvos.