News Promotion of – members in Middle East

Promotion of – members in Middle East  and, parts of Aegean Islands Promo project, promote their members in Middle East through interactive printed material.


The interactive guides of and have been translated into  the Arabic language and will be handed out in Arabian Travel Market which will be held in Dubai from 28th of April to 1st of May 2019 as well as they will be distributed via top Arab Tour Operators serving luxury tourism in Abou Dhabi, Qatar, Riyadh, Jeddah, Bahrain, Ras Al-Khaimah , Lebanon, Oman and Egypt.

The team of Mykonos – Santorini – Aegean Islands Promo project has dynamically penetrated Middle East outbound tourism market. In the photo above, the Ambassador of Hellenic- American Chamber of Commerce for the Aegean and strategy manager of the program Mr.Kostas Skagias with the Saudi Arabia minister of tourism and GNTO director Mr. Petros Saganas at the Riyadh Travel Fair 2018.


“This is the first time that the interactive promotional material, especially designed by Mykonos – Santorini – Aegean Islands Promo project for the two most popular luxury tourism destinations, Mykonos and Santorini, is translated into the Arabic language and is being distributed in ten major cities,  covering the whole of the Arab world. Middle East is a very important outbound tourism market for us, as there is a significant interest for luxury services and it is expected to become the world’s largest source of high income tourists worldwide in the coming years.”, the Ambassador of the Hellenic – American Chamber of Commece New York for the Aegean and strategy manager of the project, Mr. Kostas Skagias stated.


Arab outbound travellers are known to be high-spending tourists and for their interest to luxury services. According to official data, travelers from Middle East are forecasted to spend a whopping US$ 94 billion by 2020, up from the US$ 64 billion they spent in 2015. This figure is expected to reach US$ 165 billion and US$ 216 billion by 2025 and 2030 respectively – making it one of the fastest growing markets for outbound tourism.