Tourism Help Introduced for Greek Islands Hit by Refugee Inflow

5 islands of the Aegean, that are the principle entry factors of refugees and migrants to Europe, will obtain help to strengthen their vacationer arrivals, in accordance with a call of the Labour and Tourism ministries and the Greek Manpower Employment Group (OAED).

In response to the choice, lodges and lodges on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos, which have seen vacationer bookings drop in comparison with earlier years, will obtain elevated subsidies beneath the Social Tourism Programme 2015-2016.



The social tourism programme supplies vouchers to social teams with mid and low revenue to take five-day backed holidays in numerous resorts throughout Greece. Many Greek lodges and lodges are included in this system, which supplies a lift the nation’s home tourism market.

As introduced, beneficiaries of the programme — Greek staff, the unemployed and their households — that select to ebook their trip on the islands of Lesvos, Chios, Samos, Leros and Kos might be entitled to, at no additional value, 10-day holidays.

Social tourism beneficiaries that can select different locations will obtain vouchers for five-days.

“It’s essential to help these islands, that are conventional vacationer locations, however are struggling as a result of elevated refugee flows”, Alternate Labour Minister Rania Antonopoulou stated.

OAED’s backed trip program will run till November 11.