Dodecanese

Thomas Cook expands in Greece

Leading British tour operator Thomas Cook announced this week that it has acquired two new properties in Greece, which will take its total number of hotel units in this country to four.
The operator has bought out Casa Cook Kos, a 100-room unit that it has been operating on the Dodecanese island and which has been the most profitable unit bearing the company's name.

US travel agents choose Greece, again

US tourists are increasingly interested in Greek destinations and contacts between Greek and US travel agents are on the rise. As a result, 2019 is the second year in a row that the American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) has decided to recommend Greece to its members as an ideal destination for US travelers.

Turkish-flagged freighter sailing adrift off Agathonisi

A Turkish-flagged freighter is sailing adrift southwest of the islet of Agathonisi in the eastern Aegean due to mechanical failure, state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported on Wednesday, citing the Greek Coast Guard.
The Coast Guard has sent two vessels in the area and a third is expected to arrive in case the freighter requests assistance.

New overflight by Turkish jets in eastern Aegean

A pair of Turkish F-16 fighter jets on Wednesday entered Athens' FIR in the eastern Aegean without submitting a flight plan state-run news agency ANA-MPA reported.
The jets flew at 26,000 feet over the tiny rocky islets of Mavra, located between Amorgos and Leros.
The two F-16s were intercepted by Greek fighter jets, as per the international rules of engagement.

Greece boosts its tourism brand

Diving around Patmos, climbing on Kalymnos, rafting on the Arachthos River, windsurfing off Paros, walking through mastic groves on Chios. An increasing number of international travelers are ditching their all-inclusive bracelets in search of fresh and more authentic experiences, and for those looking for something different, the possibilities in Greece are endless.

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