Cite as: Krasteva, R., 2016, "Challenges Faced by the Tourism Sector in the Greek Islands as a Result of the Refugee Crisis". Economic Studies Journal, (2), pp. 324-334.
The refugee and migrants crisis is a new challenge for the Greek islands that needs a good and adequate approach in order to minimize negative effects on the tourism industry, the local economy and community without violating human rights and freedoms. Crucial to maintaining the good image and identifying these islands known as tourist destinations, is the good coordination between the local communities, local authorities and those at regional, national and international level on marketing, economic and regional policy. The aim of the study is to examine the challenges faced by the tourism industry on the islands Lesvos and Chios as a result of the refugee and migrants crisis and as expected results can be shown the negative impact on the ecological, social and economic sphere on the islands and the need for management of the refugee crisis in the Greek islands and for specifically measures in order to reduce the unfavorable effects on tourism.