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Aqua Vista Hotels Expands to Naxos with New Partnership

Aqua Vista Hotels is expanding its presence in the Cyclades islands by adding Naxos to its destinations, and a new property to its portfolio.

Lesvos Promoted to German Market Through Joint Campaign

The Molyvos Tourism Association and Germania have joined forces to attract more German tourists to the northern Aegean island of Lesvos.

Minister Charitsis: Diversification of Greek Tourism Product Key to Island Growth

Alternate Economy Minister Alexis Charitsis stressed the importance of the diversification of the tourist product for the growth of North Aegean islands.

Kountoura: More Targeted Actions to Boost Tourism in North Aegean

The government is supporting North Aegean islanders towards securing a better future, according to Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Refugee-hit Lesvos Aiming to Recover Tourism Flows

Tourism professionals from Lesvos are expressing hope that 2018 will see visitor flows recover following the consequences of the refugee crisis.

‘Marketing Greece’ Presents its Vision to Hoteliers in Cyprus

Marketing Greece CEO Ioanna Dretta recently presented the company's vision for Greek tourism during the annual conference of the Cyprus Hotel Managers Association.

Lesvos in Drive to Restore Reputation Ahead of Summer 2018

The Molyvos Tourism Association recently launched its campaign "Lesvos: After All, It's Still the Aegean!”, which aims to promote the island's tourism offerings.

German Travel Interest in Greece Soaring

Greece is winning over German travelers, pushing rival Turkey aside, with tourism professionals saying 2018 will break all records.

Greece Expects 30% More Dutch Tourists in 2018

Bookings from the Netherlands to Greece are expected to increase by 30 percent this year, according to the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).

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.

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.

Navigator 2017 Forum Examines Shipping Sector Challenges

Challenges faced by the shipping sector were discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Consultants forum held recently in Piraeus.

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 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.

Decision Makers to Discuss Future of Shipping at 17th Navigator Forum

Key issues regarding the future of shipping will be discussed during the 17th Navigator Shipping Decision Makers Forum, which will take place on November 3.

GNTO Promotes Attica, Eastern Aegean Islands Through Fam Trips

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) this month is hosting a number of journalists and tour operators in Attica and the Eastern Aegean islands.

Fam Trips, Foreign Productions Promoting Aegean Isles

Foreign show productions and fam trips for bloggers, journalists and tour operators are keeping the Aegean islands in the spotlight.

Aqua Vista Hotels Welcomes ‘Aplai Dome’ in Oia to Santorini Portfolio

Global hotel management company Aqua Vista Hotels has added another high-end property, the “Aplai Dome”, to its extensive portfolio in Oia on Santorini.

More Turkish Travelers Vacationing on the Greek Islands

The number of travelers from neighboring Turkey to the Greek islands hit a record high in the first half of 2017 up by 50 percent.

Germania Announces More Flights to Greece for 2018

German carrier Germania announced that it has revised its flight program for 2018 and will operate more flights to Greece.