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Greece to Spend €2m to Promote Chios, Lesvos, Kos, Leros and Samos

Five Eastern Aegean islands that have faced the brunt of the refugee crisis over the last few years, which took a toll on incoming tourism, will receive extra promotion in 2022.

Greece Continues Tourism Campaign for Promotion of Eastern Aegean Islands

The Greek government will release two million euros to continue the funding of a tourism campaign to promote islands in the Eastern Aegean that have suffered due to the immigration crisis.

Visa Program for Turkish Tourists to Greek Islands to Run in 2018

A visa facilitation program, which allows Turkish travelers and citizens of third countries to visit Eastern Aegean islands in Greece, will run in 2018.

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.

East Aegean Isles Top GNTO Promo Agenda

Topping its agenda of priority destinations, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) has planned a series of fam trips in efforts to restore the image of the Eastern Aegean islands, which have suffered damage due to ongoing media coverage of the refugee crisis.

Greek Tourism Minister Holds Meeting On Schengen Visa Issue

The need to simplify and accelerate the issuing of Schengen visas was discussed in a meeting between Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the general secretaries of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA) Anastasios Mitsialis and Panagiotis Mihalos.

Research Institute for Tourism Sees Increase In Arrivals

The Research Institute for Tourism (ITEP) estimates that arrivals with increase by 7% over last year when incoming traffic increase over the year before by some 10% with 13.3 million visitors - up from 12.5 million.