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Lower VAT on Five Greek Islands Extended for Six Months

The five islands in Greece that continue to receive refugee flows will maintain their special VAT status - 30 percent discount on rates - until June 30, 2019.

Five Greek Islands Get New Extension for Lower VAT

The five islands that have received the main burden of refugee flows in Greece will continue to receive a 30 percent discount on VAT rates.

Record Number of Visitors Expected for Philoxenia and Hotelia Expos

The 34th Philoxenia and the Hotelia expos are ready to welcome a record number of visitors from 47 countries, during November 9-11, at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Lesvos Trail: A Mountain Runner’s Dream Set for Action

Registrations are open for the Lesvos Trail mountain run, which will take place on October 6-7, on the Greek island of Lesvos.

Blue Star Ferries Promotes the Aegean Islands’ Gastronomy via Online Campaign

Greek ferry company Blue Star Ferries has launched an online campaign to promote the gastronomy and products of the Aegean Islands.

Turkish Travelers to North Aegean Isles on the Decline in H1 2018

The number of travelers from Turkey to the North Aegean islands dropped by 13,349 in the first half of 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

The Telegraph Reveals 20 Secrets of the Greek Islands

The Greek islands and their “secrets” are featured in an extensive article, which was recently published on the website of British daily newspaper The Telegraph.

Chios to Host 1st ‘Shipping Decision Makers Weekend’ in September

The island of Chios in September will host the 1st Shipping Decision Makers Weekend, which will be held on the occasion of the 18th Navigator Forum.

Germania Launches Direct Service from Munich to Karpathos

Germania Airlines has announced the start of direct flights between Munich in Germany, and the Aegean island of Karpathos in Greece.

Tinos Awarded as Greece’s Leading Guest Experience Destination 2018

The island of Tinos in the Cyclades has been named "Greece's Leading Guest Experience Destination" at the World Travel Awards 2018.

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.

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).

Greece’s Regional Airports See 10.3% Passenger Increase

Arrivals at Greece's 14 regional airports currently run by Fraport increased by 10.3 percent in 2017 compared to 2016, reaching a total of 27.6 million passengers.

Greece’s 14 Fraport-run Airports Receive EASA Safety Certification

Greece's 14 Fraport-run regional airports have received EASA certificates, which confirm the high level of safety in infrastructure and operational processes.