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GTP Special 2016: Key Tourism Figures of Greece Share Their Vision

Marking Greece's participation in major tourism exhibitions in November 2016, Greek Travel Pages - GTP has provided a podium for the country's key tourism figures, regional governors and travel professionals to share their vision for the upcoming 2017 season and the future Greek...
Posted On 04 Nov 2016
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Key Tourism Figures 2016: Elena Kountoura, Minister of Tourism

As we develop new thematic tourist products based on our country’s unique competitive advantages, we are more ready than ever to attract tourism 365 days a year.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Gerasimos Zacharatos, Deputy Secretary General Tourism Ministry

Today we are supporting investments in tourism and are forming a targeted policy to reinforce infrastructure for tourism growth, we are creating a steady and friendly institutional framework for the field to develop.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Georgios Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

We at the City of Athens invest in building brand awareness, innovation and creative thinking to achieve robust growth, employment opportunities, bringing in income and improving the lives of our residents whilst giving them a sense of ownership over all that is accomplished.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

There is a great opportunity to create sustainable, valuable tourism attractions that will foster job growth and economic opportunity for years to come. We are ready to seize this opportunity.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Alexandros Aggelopoulos, Vice President of Aldemar Resorts

The philosophy of Aldemar Resorts is centered on the principle of “together we can do better”; one that more or less argues that the solution for Greece’s economic crisis will come from synergies.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Spyridon Alexiou, President Greek National Tourism Organization

GNTO’s mission is to enforce the value of Greek tourism in cooperation with the tourism industry and the organizations involved, aiming at further increasing incoming tourism and tourist receipts.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Konstantinos Alexopoulos, CEO Domotel Hotels & Resorts

It is essential to take advantage of the country’s unique characteristics, set up a regulatory framework that will give this opportunity for growth and invest in an environment of synergies including all stakeholders.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

Greece is a year-round safe destination where visitors are spoilt for choice whether they choose to visit the Greek islands or the mainland and its cities.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: George Vernicos, President Economic and Social Council of Greece

In a competitive world that radically changes every day, we must guarantee that our tourism model constantly adapts, innovates and creates added value for the economy, the employment and the local communities.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Tourism professionals must forget "business as usual", but think and act out of the box. We have to be innovative and true to the authenticity of Greece’s tourism product, while offering the best possible services.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Michael Flerianos, General Manager Gold Star Aviation

Celebrating our 25th year of successful operation, Gold Star Aviation is placed among the leaders in the industry.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

I want to invite and ask all of those that form the Greek tourism product, state and private sector, not to regard the past two – three years as the end of an effort, but as the beginning.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hotel Federation

According to international guest satisfaction surveys, Greek hotels again verified the exceptional level of services they offer to their clients, standing high among competition.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Lysandros Tsilidis, President Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies

We aspire for the constantly enriched program of activities of "Dodeka" to be used as a "toolbox", not only by Greek tour operators and travel agents, but also by their international network.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Eva Karamanou, General Manager of Amadeus Hellas

Our ambition is to facilitate the entire travel journey from door to door, whilst improving the travel ‘experience’ for hundreds of millions of people every year.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Stathis Skretas, President Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies

Besides creating conditions of security and accessibility for all in all places of interest, an important parameter is to take into account all groups of visitors and travelers during the whole procedure.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Panagiotis Tokouzis, President Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises

There’s so much to see and experience in Greece, with the legendary Greek hospitality being on the top of the visitors’ glowing comments.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Konstantinos Palaskonis, President General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

We expect from the government to support the tourism enterprises as the strains are unbearable. Major delays in authorization, the highest VAT in EU are only but a few. Tourism is the only pillar of growth, the only sector that can boost our economy.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Evangelos Katsimichas, CEO of Versus Travel

Versus Travel has the desire and the expertise to be your business partner in Greece.