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Local Committee Calls for Protection of Crete’s Chryssi Islet from Mass Tourism

Local stakeholders are looking to expand the protection of the Cryssi islet, near Crete, and put a cap on the number of daily visitors.

Evia on ‘52 Places for a Changed World’ List of The New York Times

Evia is on The New York Times’ list of “52 Places for a Changed World”, compiled to highlight destinations where travelers can support efforts to tackle overtourism and climate change.

Greece: Overtourism or Poor Management? What is the Real Problem of Popular Destinations?

Greek tourism experts are questioning the existence of overtourism and think maybe poor destination management is the real reason behind the overcrowding at popular tourist hotspots.

Sustainable Tourism, Tackling Overtourism Priorities for Greece

Addressing overtourism by introducing other destinations to travelers is a top priority for Greece, according to Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias.

EBRD Proposes Ticketing to Limit Santorini Overtourism

Santorini authorities have teamed up with the EBRD to create a destination management plan that will keep the inflow of tourists at sustainable levels.

EBRD-backed Destination Management Scheme Sets Greek Tourism Goals

Two destination management plans for Rhodes and Santorini are now open for feedback after the completion of a pilot program by EBRD.

Sustainable Santorini Cruise Tourism Tops Minister – CLIA Europe Talks

Ways to facilitate cruise tourism to Santorini were discussed between Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and CLIA Europe's Maria Deligianni.

Minister Looks to Develop Tourism Strategy for Santorini

The Tourism Ministry is looking to include Santorini as a model destination within Greece's tourism strategy which focuses on sustainable development.

New Greek Tourism Strategy Presented in Parliament

Greece will aim for sustainable tourism development by balancing supply and demand, according to the country's new tourism strategy.

EBRD – SETE Team Up for Destination Management Project

Greece's tourism confederation SETE has joined forces with the EBRD for a pilot destination management plan running on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini.

Santorini, Rhodes Tourism Stakeholders Invited to Design Destination Plan

Tourism stakeholders and residents on the islands of Rhodes and Santorini have until July 31 to provide feedback for the creation of a viable destination management plan.

WTTC – JLL New Report to Prepare Destinations for Tourism Growth

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) has launched ‘Destination 2030’, the first comprehensive assessment of cities’ readiness for tourism growth.

Rhodes and Santorini Get EU-funded Destination Management Program

A pilot destination management planning initiative has rolled out on the popular Greek islands of Rhodes and Santorini, the EBRD announced.

CLIA Europe Says Locals and Travelers Must Both Benefit from Cruise Travel

The sustainable development of cruise destinations will benefit both cruise passengers and host communities, according to CLIA Europe.

IPK: Global Outbound Trips for 2019 Slightly Down

With predictions of the global economic growth slowing down in 2019, also the forecast for international travel for this year is slightly below the performance of 2018.

Santorini’s Athina Luxury Suites Ready to Open its Doors After Renovation

The Athina Luxury Suites, a boutique hotel located in Fira on Santorini, will open its doors on April 1 to the first guests of the season, following a period of renovation.

Int’l Tourism Leaders to Discuss Future of Travel at ITB Berlin Convention 2019

Some 400 leading figures from tourism and entrepreneurship will discuss the future of travel at the ITB Berlin Convention 2019 during March 6-9.

EU Parliament Warns Unregulated Tourism May ‘Hurt’ Santorini

A European Parliament report on overtourism is warning that if tourism flows continue to increase on Santorini, the island will suffer dire consequences.

Planning Needed to Address Increased Tourism Flows to Europe

Greece and other leading European tourism destinations will be working in the coming months on addressing the sector’s main challenge: overtourism.

Santorini Mayor Calls for Closer Cooperation on Crucial Issues

A brighter, healthier future for Santorini depends on ensuring closer cooperation, tighter regulations and upgraded infrastructure, according to the island's mayor Nikos Zorzos.
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