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North Aegean Governor Clears Ways for Chios Airport Upgrade

North Aegean Regional Governor Christiana Kalogirou has cleared the way for the start of upgrade works on Chios Airport after approving a study for road relocation works.

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.

Five Greek Regions Account for Majority of Tourist Visits to Greece

Central Macedonia, the South Aegean Region, Attica, Crete and the Ionian Islands account for 84 percent of visits to Greece, according to a survey by INSETE.

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.

Ai Stratis Earthquake-hit Village to be Restored

A village on the North Aegean island of Agios Efstratios is set to be restored 50 years after a fatal earthquake struck, destroying more than 2,000 buildings.

North Aegean Region – SETE Join Forces in Tourism

The North Aegean Region and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) plan to jointly develop tourism training and promotion programs.

Aegean Island Mayors Appeal to European Parliament Over VAT

The mayors of the North and South Aegean islands have appealed to the European Parliament over the abolition of a special tax status applicable until now.

North Aegean Region Gets Ready for… Lights, Camera, Action

North Aegean governor Christiana Kalogirou signed a memorandum of cooperation with the Hellenic Film Office to promote the region as a prime filming location.

Amendment for ‘Stayover Tax’ Tabled in Greek Parliament

An amendment to the law of the "stayover tax", already being charged since January 1 at hotels and rooms-to-let across Greece, has been tabled in Greek Parliament.

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.

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 Tourism Sector to Shoulder Tax Burden in 2018

Greece’s tourism sector is set to bear the brunt of the country’s economic recovery according to the economy ministry’s latest set of measures set to take effect in 2018.

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.

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.

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 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.

Lesvos Island Still Struggling to Keep Tourism Alive

Lesvos sees overnight stays drop by 40.63%, number of visitors by 42.58%, and tourism-related revenue by 35.18% as refugees continue to flock to the island.

North Aegean Nature Projects to Get €1.5m Cash Injection

North Aegean Region Governor Christiana Kalogirou has allotted 1.5 million euros for projects, which will highlight the unique ecosystems of the islands.

North Aegean Region Lays Out Tourism Promo Plan

The North Aegean Region has presented plans for a far-reaching promotional campaign with the aim to showcase the tourism offerings of its islands.

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.
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