Careful planning and a comprehensive national strategy are behind the tourism sector’s positive performance, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura told parliament on Wednesday, adding that she expects 2016 to beat all forecasts.
Enhancing security and facilitating travel in order to ensure sustainable growth of travel and tourism is the top priority for the Global Travel Association Coalition (GTAC), which released a statement on occasion of the World Travel Market (WTM) London 2016.
United States President Barrack Obama will arrive in Greece on November 15, where he will see President Pavlopoulos, meet with Prime Minister Tsipras, and reaffirm America's support for ongoing efforts to place the Greek economy on a path to sustainability and renewed prosperity.
Aiming to attract more tourists to Greece from the United States, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura met and exchanged views with American political figures during her recent visit to Las Vegas to attend the sixth IMEX America trade show.
In order for the Greek tourism sector to continue on its path to growth and remain competitive, investments in infrastructure amounting to 6.5 billion euros are required through to 2021, according to the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE).
Bank of Greece governor Yannis Stournaras said on Monday that the Greek economy could see growth of 2.7 percent in 2017 under the condition that the second evaluation of the Greek programme was soon concluded by international creditors.