The GNTO says the Ionian Islands are to stand as example destinations for the implementation of sustainable tourism development policies.
Tweets from Greece are so often amazing, we thought we should share this part of the journey. After all, this is what Argo stands for.
According to an announcement by Ryanair the budget airline is set to launch of two new routes connecting Greece with Italy for the Summer 2019 schedule. As of April 2019, the airline will connect Corfu with Bologna and Rhodes with Rome with twice-weekly flights. The news comes as the airline struggles with a crew strike on Friday.
In news from Greece, last season saw a big dive in cruise ship arrivals and passenger visits compared to 2016. Reports blame the drop in visits on political instability and geopolitical developments in surrounding destinations of the eastern Mediterranean region.
According to the Leisure Travel Monitor, 2016 has been a banner year for Greek tourism. The German based analysts GfK measured the first eight months of 2016 Greek overseas visitors to the tune of more than 17.2 million compared with 17 million over the same period in 2015.
For the Greece tourism sector sanctions against Russia may have already spoiled the end of an otherwise record summer touristic season. At least this is partially true for customers of one of Russia’s largest Greek focused tourism agencies, Labirint. The company, the third to fail in Russia ins the last few months, has put Russian travelers at a disadvantage even though officials say current trips are secure.