AMORGOS, the easternmost island of the Greek Cyclades is a stunner,
with whitewashed houses, trestled alleyways and fiery rust sunsets ...
Kevin Raub in New York Post, 2010

UNWTO calls for Industry Solidarity with Greece

UNWTO World Tourism OrganizationWorld Tourism Organization (UNWTO) has called for the industry to show its solidarity with Greece at this difficult moment, underlying that tourism is a key sector for the Hellenic country and can be part of the solution in the process of economic recovery.

UNWTO Secretary-General, Taleb Rifai, emphasized that “the upcoming summer season is a vital opportunity for all players in the industry to show their support for tourism in Greece, one of the most important destinations in the world and a reference for all of us.” “Letting down the tourism sector in Greece would only contribute to accelerate the current difficulties. We have an obligation towards Greece”, he added.

Amorgos Island Magazine does agree with Taleb Rifai, but additionaly suggest active commitments from European travellers to prefer Greece summer destinations in the near future to actively demonstrate helpful individual European solidarity with Greece and help to obtain and support Europes unique cultural breitness and diversity!


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  1. Helena March 28, 2011

    Last year I was sooo sorry not able to travel to Amorgos. I have been waiting for this year to come, but it doesn´t work…I miss Amorgos so much it hearts.
    Hello to everybody, hope, Wendula, we will see some day, I owe you.

  2. PabloElFlamenco April 7, 2011

    After having “discovered” the pleasures of the Greek Islands through the monopatia of Sifnos, (with alarming reserve) Santorini and ..splendid South-west Crete, we shall be coming to Amorgos for the first time in May, to relax and do some moderate hiking. Our experiences with Greek island tourism overlay my lifelong professional experience with Greek shipping and the variable qualities of those engaged in this -admittedly-somewhat rapacious industry (it fed me until it recently sank deep). But we are more than happy to go to sea with the Greek islands, and we are happy -again, with some measure of healthy and realistic reserve- to wholeheartedly support “sustainable” Hellenic tourism.

  3. erwin April 8, 2011

    see another article: Responsible Travel on Amorgos

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