Newly appointed Shipping and Island Policy Minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis has set speeding up the licensing procedures for Greece’s pending waterway network as a leading priority upon taking office earlier this month.
In view of forecasts for a 30 percent drop in cruise tourism to Greece in 2017, South Aegean Governor George Hatzimarkos recently met with Cosco management at the Piraeus Port Authority, to discuss ways to address the issue.
Cruise traffic in Greece is expected to decline by 30 percent in 2017 resulting in fewer tourists and dwindling tourism revenues, according to Andreas Stylianopoulos, responsible for cruise travel at the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Promoting Greece’s sea tourism options, including more Greek destinations in cruise itineraries, offering a wide variety of theme-related journeys and strengthening public-private partnerships (PPPs) are at the core of the tourism ministry’s agenda for the further reinforcement...
Chinese shipping giant Cosco unveiled a new pier at Piraeus port on Monday in the presence of Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, Greek assets body president (TAIPED) Stergios Pitsiorlas and Piraeus Mayor Yannis Moralis.