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Rhodes Getting Ready for ASTA International Showcase Event in May 2019

Ahead of the ASTA International Showcase event that will be held on Rhodes in May, an ASTA delegation recently visited the island to meet with local authorities.

Ellinair Promotes South Aegean Islands to Passengers

Aiming to promote more Greek destinations to its passengers, Ellinair will feature the South Aegean islands in its inflight magazine "Anemos" until April 2019.
George Hatzimarkos, Governor of South Aegean Region
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: George Hatzimarkos, Governor of South Aegean Region

South Aegean Regional Governor George Haztimarkos shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Rhodes’ Peace & Sport Forum Promotes Tolerance and Respect

More than 350 delegates from the fields of politics, sports and the private sector participated in the Peace and Sport Regional Forum held on Rhodes.

Astypalea First Greek Island Attempting to Go Smoke-free

Astypalea is the first island in Greece to say ‘No’ to smoking as part of its drive to re-brand as a wellness destination.

Rhodes to Host Peace & Sport Regional Forum in October

The Greek island of Rhodes will host the Peace and Sport Regional Forum on October 18, at the five-star Rodos Palace Hotel and the Ancient Stadium.

Astypalea’s ‘Positive Energy’ Drives Tourism Promo

Positive energy and radiant light are the focus of a new tourism campaign, aiming to promote the Dodecanese island of Astypalea.

Kountoura: South Aegean Region Key Player in Greek Tourism Growth

The South Aegean Region is a key player in Greek tourism growth, achieving increases in arrivals and revenues, according to Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Ryanair to Reinstate Flights to Kos in Greece

Low-cost carrier Ryanair will be reinstating flights to the Greek island of Kos for the period up to the end of October 2018.

Greece’s Year-round Tourism Scheme to Take Off from Rhodes

Aiming to establish Greece as a 365-day a year destination, the Tourism Ministry plans to launch its new ambitious campaign from the island of Rhodes.

UN’s ‘Clean Seas’ Campaign to Run in South Aegean

In efforts to safeguard the marine environment, the South Aegean Region will work with the UN, promoting actions within its Clean Seas campaign.

Key Tourism Figures 2017: George Hatzimarkos, Governor of South Aegean Region

Fifty different islands, with fifty different cultural peculiarities and traditions, make up the gastronomic culture of the South Aegean Region.

Tourism Minister Supports Big Screen Investment Plan on Syros

Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura and US Director Steven Bernstein recently discussed the opportunities expected to arise from the upcoming operation of a film school and a studio on Syros.

South Aegean Region to Host ‘European Young Chef Award’ Contest in 2019

The South Aegean Region will be hosting the “European Young Chef Award” competition in 2019, within the framework of its “European Region of Gastronomy" title.

S. Aegean Region Spurs Waterway Projects as Japan’s Mitsui Eyes Seaplane Market

South Aegean authorities are pressing for waterway projects to resume as Japan’s Mitsui eyes Greece's seaplane market.

Commission Approves Visa Validation at E. Aegean Island Ports

A visa facilitation pilot program that allows non-European Union citizens from Turkish ports to visit select Greek islands has been extended by one year.

‘Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring 2017’ Kicks off with a Bang

The 8th Sympossio Greek Gourmet Touring project begins its 2017 journey to more than 42 cities in 18 countries across Western and Eastern Europe, bringing the tastes of Aegean island cuisine into the spotlight.

Kos to Get Promotion Boost by Greek Tourism Ministry in 2017

The promotion of the Dodecanese island of Kos is a strategic priority for the Tourism Ministry in 2017, according to Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Kythnos to Get its Own Archaeological Museum

Kythnos, a Greek island with a great cultural and historical identity, is expected in the near future to have its own museum to showcase its rich archaeological findings.

Kountoura: Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Kos Bookings Decline

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently confirmed that 2016 bookings are down at the Greek islands that are under pressure due to refugee flows.
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