After a remarkably good 2015, with yet another record number of holiday visitors, Greece is looking forward to welcoming even more holidaymakers in 2016. Many tour operators are extending their island portfolios this year with holiday offers in more remote islands such as Patmos, Leros and Tinos. Greek tourism leaders are also looking to extend the season beyond the traditional May to September, persuading many hotel and taverna owners to open earlier and stay open longer with plans to eventually promote Greece and the Greek islands as a year-round holiday destination. Also in the pipeline are long-delayed plans to launch seaplane services between many Greek islands, helping to make more remote islands even easier to visit. Ferry companies too are planning to extend summer schedules and to open up more regular services to several islands.