Tourism Ministry

Tourism management plan

The Tourism Ministry this week presented the framework for the management of tourism destinations, known as Destination Management and Marketing Organization (DMMO). It is aimed at promoting tourism spots, attracting visitors and developing a sustainable regional economy to the benefit of local communities.

Such a body is meant to have 10 main objectives:

GNTO to open office in Melbourne

Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias announced on Thursday that a Tourism Ministry bill to be tabled in Parliament soon foresees the opening of a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Melbourne, a strategic move that will significantly contribute to attracting tourists from Australia.

Ministry returns Egyptian artifacts

The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has returned Egypt's stolen artifacts to the country.

The artifacts, such as the Kaaba key and an embroidered bag, which were found in a cargo package sent from Egypt last year, were returned by Gökhan Yazgı, the head of the Directorate General of Cultural Assets and Museums of the ministry.

Turkish bikers start touring Uganda

The Turkish Embassy in Uganda hosted a group of Turkish motorcycle riders on July 23 touring Africa.

The group called "Ride the Earth," has toured different African countries in the past, dedicating this trip exclusively to Uganda and its many unique attractions such as mountain gorillas and chimp trekking.

Bulgaria: Environment Row Erupts over Sozopol Beach


After the Smokinya North Beach in Sozopol Municipality (southeastern Bulgaria) has been ploughed up for a second year in a row, outraged local residents have alerted the competent institutions. Photos and videos showing a tractor levelling the beach were circulated on social media at the end of last week.