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‘Grecka Panorama-CYPR’ Gets Ready to Give Poland a Greek Experience

The first dedicated travel and taste fair for Greece and Cyprus "Grekland Panorama-CYPR" is getting ready to open in Warsaw and offer a true Greek experience to visitors and tourism professionals of Poland.

Give the Greeks a Nobel Prize for Humanity, Vote Now

For the hands-on demonstration of compassion in the ongoing refugee crisis, activist group Avaaz invites you to vote so that the Greek islanders and volunteers be nominated for this year's Nobel Prize in Peace.

Calls for a Nobel Prize to the Greeks for Compassion Soar

An online petition calling for this year’s Nobel Prize to be awarded to the Greeks for their hands-on demonstration of compassion and sacrifice to the thousands of refugees seeking a brighter future through Greece, has garnered more than 303,000 signatures thus far.

Migrant Influx Crushes Greek Island Tourism Hopes

The North Aegean islands bearing the brunt of the refugee crisis for over a year now are seeing their tourism industry crumble as hopes of any improvement are gradually dying out.

Five Regions Collect Most 2016 Travel Receipts in Greece

Five out of 13 regions in Greece accounted for the better part (87.5 percent) of the 12,749 million euros in travel revenue for 2016.

Greece Spa Towns Mark Tourism Growth

Spa towns across Greece reported 8 percent growth in terms of tickets issued in 2016 compared to 2015, according to the National Center for Social Research.

South Aegean, Crete Among Top 30 EU Destinations in 2015

The South Aegean region and the island of Crete were among the 30 most popular tourism destinations in the European Union in 2015, according to Eurostat.

Licensing Procedure for Greek Spa Tourism Enterprises Extended

Entrepreneurs active in spa tourism will be able to apply through to December 12, 2017 for the licensing of their businesses.

Product Price Hikes Across 32 Greek Isles as of Jan. 1

Products and services on 32 islands in the Dodecanese and North Aegean Region will go up as of January 1, 2018, due to new VAT rates.

North Aegean Governor Urges Resolution of Turkish Sailing Restriction

North Aegean Governor Christiana Kalogirou is calling for immediate action in order for Turkey's ban on Greece-bound yachts, sailboats and ferries to be lifted.

Turkey Hopes Transport Minister’s Athens Visit to Resolve Boat Ban Issue

Turkey expressed its wish to lift a ban on Greece-bound yachts and ferries when the country’s transport minister, Ahmet Arslan, visits Greece this month.

Boat Ban to Top Turkish Transport Minister’s Agenda in Athens

Turkey’s Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan will arrive in Athens to discuss the decision to ban all Turkish-flagged yachts from travelling to Greece.

Turkey Lifts Greece-bound Boat Ban

A ban on all Greece-bound Turkish-flagged boats was lifted, following a meeting between Greek Shipping Minister Panagiotis Kouroublis and Turkish Transport Minister Ahmet Arslan.

Greek Gov’t Seeking Way to Put Island VAT Hike on Hold

Α decision to eliminate a special tax status on the Greek isles may be postponed, as the government looks into ways to ease the tax load on its citizens.

Greece’s Economic Chamber Says Reduced Island Tax Status an EU Provision

The Economic Chamber of Greece is calling on the government to retain the special tax status applicable on Greek islands.

Greek Island VAT Rise Not Bringing in Gains

Revenue from the elimination of a special tax status applicable on a number of Greek islands has proven disappointing, according to an October tourism survey.

Greece’s Axed Special Island Tax Status Causes Stir

Greek tourism sector professionals are calling for the government to not abolish reduced VAT rates for a number of Greek islands as of January 1, 2018.

Greek Spa Tourism Needs Regulatory Framework to Take Off

Technical specifications and setting out protected zones are the prerequisites for the development of thermal springs and spa tourism in Greece.

North Aegean Region Governor Calls for Island Stayover Tax Exemption

The governor of the North Aegean Region, Christiana Kalogirou, is urging the finance ministry to exclude the islands from the newly introduced stayover tax.

Greek Hotels Chamber: Alterations to Stayover Tax a Must

In order for the stayover tax on hotels and rooms-to-let to be effectively collected, a series of adjustments must be made, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels says.