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Special VAT Rate on Five Greek Islands Extended Until End of 2019

The reduced VAT regime for five Aegean islands in Greece – Leros, Lesvos, Kos, Samos and Chios – has once again received a six-month extension.

Greek Tourism: Less Revenue in 2016, More Challenges in 2017

The president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos, expects no increase in tourism revenue for Greece this year, despite the rise in arrivals to the country.

North Aegean Islands Shine at Turkey’s EMITT 2016

Taking under consideration that tourism can bridge Greece and Turkey in the context of development, the North Aegean Region showcased 10 inhabited Greek islands to Turkish professionals and visitors at this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT in Istanbul.

Greek Tourism Ministry Calls for Cooperation on Refugee ‘Hotspots’

The Greek Tourism Ministry on Thursday invited local authorities to cooperate for the smooth operation of identification centres, the so-called hotspots, on the Aegean islands where migrants and refugees are disembarking.

Doctors of the World Offer Charity Medical Aid to Refugees on Hellenic Seaways Ferries

International medical charity Doctors of the World (DOTW) and Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways have joined forces to meet the health needs of refugees travelling on ferries from the Greek islands to Athens.

Summit Leaders Vow to ‘Regain Control’ of EU Borders, but No Deal Yet

EU leaders failed on Thursday, to agree to the Commission’s proposals for a new border and coastguard patrol, instead pledging to work towards ensuring more efficient registration and security checks of refugees.