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Impact of Thomas Cook Collapse on Crete – Governor

Crete Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis informed Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis on the impact of Thomas Cook's collapse on the island's businesses.

Greek PM: Crete’s North Road Axis ‘Vital for Island’s Development’

The completion of Crete's north road axis is vital for the island’s further development, said Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras.

Kasteli Airport Deal Signed, Project Ready to Take Off

Construction work on Kasteli Airport on Crete is set to begin after GEK Terna, India’s GAL and Transport Minister Christos Spirtzis signed the concession contract.
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Key Tourism Figures 2018: Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete Region

Crete Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis shares his vision for Greek tourism and highlights its important role for society and the country's economy.

Crete’s Spinalonga Site Secures EU Funding for Restoration Works

The Region of Crete has managed to secure EU funds for the third phase of works on the archaeological site of the small island of Spinalonga.

Crete Region, SETE Team Up to Boost Greek Tourism Presence in Brussels

The Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) is collaborating with the Region of Crete and will be holding its promotional and networking activities at the Region's office in Brussels.

Infrastructure Key to Attracting Winter Tourism to Crete

Ways to strengthen tourism flows to Crete in the winter months were the focus of a day event recently organized by the island’s trade associations in Rethymno.

Le Figaro Highlights Greece as Four-season Destination

French newspaper Le Figaro recently featured Greece as a four-season destination and also highlighted the country's tourism sector as "fast growing" for the Greek economy.

Greek Culture Minister Visits Crete, Discusses Projects, Funding

Culture Minister Lydia Koniordou met with Crete governor Stavros Arnaoutakis to discuss issues related the region's archaeological sites and ways to secure funding.

Crete Plans to Launch Film Office to Attract Foreign Productions

The Region of Crete is planning to launch the "Cretan film office" that will aim to attract foreign and Greek producers to film on the island.

Increasing Investment Going into Crete Hotel Sector

Crete is attracting greater investment with the island’s five-star hotels ready to host an additional 25,000 people in the next five years, according to Regional Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

SETE Chief, Crete Governor Meet, Lay Out Tourism Agenda

The vast potential of Crete’s tourism offerings was discussed between Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) President Yiannis Retsos and Crete Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis.

PM, Governor Highlight Crete’s Potential for Growth

The completion of the so-called north road axis, the airport at Kastelli and peripheral roadway networks are the top priorities for authorities on Crete.

TUI Project Aims to Establish Crete as Sustainable Food Destination

The island of Crete is taking its first steps to becoming a sustainable food destination in accordance to an ongoing project by the TUI Care Foundation.

Tourism, Promotion of Local Products Top Crete – Russia Talks Agenda

Ways of boosting tourism from Russia to Crete and promoting Cretan products where discussed between the Region's Governor Stavros Arnaoutakis and Russian Ambassador to Greece Andrei Maslov.

Calls for Minoan Civilization, Spinalonga to be Named UNESCO World Heritage Sites

Crete is calling for the inclusion of Minoan Civilization and Spinalonga island on the UNESCO World Heritage Sites list.

Sitia Airport… Ready for Takeoff

Located approximately 1km from the city center and Sitia port, the new airport can handle international and domestic flights and accommodate small- and medium-sized planes as well as charter flights and private aircraft.

Double Award Win for Region of Crete at ‘Bravo Sustainability Awards’

The Region of Crete collected two national awards this month for its work in social welfare and web governance during the 2015 Bravo Sustainability Awards for Sustainable Development and Responsible Business.

Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete Region

Crete focuses on actions that support the reinforcement of high quality tourism and its alternative aspects, aiming at the extension of the tourism season.

Minister Kountoura Meets Up with Crete Tourism Authorities

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met with regional authorities and local sector professionals on the island of Crete, during her visit there this week, where she discussed investment, infrastructure, development and improvements and promotion of the tourist product.
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