Kikilias: Our Strategy for an Earlier Start of the Tourism Season Is Bearing Fruit

ATHENS – “We have worked hard in the winter and our strategy for an earlier start of the tourism season is bearing fruit,” underlined Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias in an interview with SKAI TV on Monday, noting that “the figures in Athens and Thessaloniki and the occupancy rate in the open hotels and other accomodation for the Easter holidays, vindicate our efforts”.

Kikilias said that “tourism is the economy of the people in the country and the money from tourism passes directly to the real economy, supporting the available income of the Greek people and of small and medium sized enterprises”.

At the same time, he pointed out that tourism is the main tool for regional development that Greece offers. “Our small islands and the mountainous areas attract investments and keep their population due to the income from tourism,” he said.


ATHENS - A memorandum of understanding (MoU) for the electric grid networks of Greece and Egypt, known as the Greece-Africa Power Interconnector (GAP), was signed in Athens by Houston-based McDermott International and Athens-based Eunice Energy Group.

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THESSALONIKI – Video Art Miden collaborates with ToPikap in Thessaloniki, presenting the video art program ‘Frozen’, curated by Gioula and Olga Papadopoulou, on Saturday, February 4.

SAN FRANCISCO – The opening of Uproot, the Greek Chamber Music Project (GCMP) concert tour marking the centennial of the Asia Minor Catastrophe, takes place on Friday, February 3, 8 PM, at Old First Concert, 1751 Sacramento Street in San Francisco, and live-streamed online.

MILAN — Italy's government has increased security around its diplomatic missions around the globe in response to “a crescendo of terroristic attacks” by an anarchist network that has been acting in solidarity with an imprisoned Italian militant, the foreign minister said Tuesday.

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