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Report: Over 200,000 Tonnes of Plastic Leak into the Med Every Year

Over 200,000 tonnes of plastic are leaking into the Mediterranean sea every year, a report by the International Union for Conservation of Nature found.

WWF Calls for Action to Safeguard the Mediterranean

The Mediterranean Sea still needs protection, says WWF, calling on leaders and policymakers to take action and set achievable goals.

Thomas Cook, Air Transat Agree to Exchange Aircraft Seasonally

Thomas Cook Group Airlines and Canada’s Air Transat have signed a seven-year agreement for the exchange of aircraft on a seasonal basis. 

New Marina on Rhodes Starts Trial Operation

A new marina on the Greek island of Rhodes has started trial operation, poised to accommodate the high level demands of mega yacht owners.

National Travel Agents’ Associations Seek Mediterranean Cooperation

Representatives of the United Federation of Travel Agents' Associations (UFTAA) met in Rome recently with associations from Greece, Algeria, Croatia, Egypt, Israel, Italy, FYROM, Malta, Montenegro, Morocco, Spain, Tunisia and Turkey to consider the future of a "Mediterranean...

Environmental Protection of Mediterranean Sea Vital for Tourism

The European Commission proposed a long-term environmental strategy for cleaning up and protecting the Mediterranean Sea. This unique ecosystem, it said, is deteriorating as environmental pressures such as pollution and construction increase.

Attica Group Chairman Calls for Liberalized Coastal Shipping

If Greece wants to see further investment within its coastal shipping sector, it must stop this continual postponement of liberalizing coastal shipping, says Pericles Panagopoulos, chairman of the Attica Group (Superfast Ferries and Blue Star Ferries).

WWF Urges Travelers to Consume Less Water

The tourism boom around one of the world's most popular summer holiday destinations, the Mediterranean Sea, is endangering freshwater supplies and tourists in the area must cut their consumption, the environmental group WWF said in an announcement last month.

Unique Greek Resort Complex Ideal for the Physically Challenged

At least one Greek tourism enterprise seems to have taken to heart the potential gains as described in last year's edition of the Hellenic Tourism Organization's manual entitled "Making Europe Accessible for Tourists with Disabilities."