Kountoura: World Still Has Confidence in Greece, Tourism Figures on the Rise

With the tourism season able to take off, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expressed her optimism on Thursday, throughout the twenty fourth annual normal meeting of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), including that she expects a report yr and sees worldwide curiosity in Greece as a vacation vacation spot rising.

“Greece is presently probably the most engaging and aggressive locations within the area, providing a novel and real product which we’re regularly strengthening and enriching,” she mentioned, including that it’s the first time the federal government is working underneath a single nationwide tourism promotion technique.

Addressing the conference, Ms Kountoura reiterated that tourism is “nationwide affair” and introduced the objectives of her ministry which embrace extending the vacationer season, working with 13 areas for the event of native tourism, actively selling various types of tourism, figuring out and pushing new Greek locations, opening as much as new markets, upgrading the standard of tourism services and products, tapping into luxurious tourism in order to extend income per customer, enhancing infrastructure of tourism lodging together with airports, ports and marinas, in addition to reinforcing tourism coverage.

The minister additionally added that the main focus now’s to develop into medical and spa, spiritual, cultural, culinary, congress, sea, cruise, yachting and sports activities tourism.

Ms Kountoura underlined that in collaboration with related our bodies and ministries in addition to by means of the Greek Nationwide Tourism Group (GNTO), Greece is now represented on the world’s high tourism exhibitions whereas the federal government is laying out the groundwork to draw funding within the sector.

“Within the final yr alone greater than 160 proposals have been submitted for the institution of latest 4- and 5-star lodges, the improve of current models and the creation of tourism resorts within the Cyclades, on Crete, within the Peloponnese and different areas of the nation.”

“The worldwide market is exhibiting its confidence in Greece and for 2016 we’ve got acquired very constructive indicators. If all goes nicely, we count on a brand new tourism report.

Worldwide markets have responded strongly to our new coverage,” Minister Kountoura concluded.