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.
The Tourism Ministry is joining forces with the Municipality of Athens, the Region of Attica and public and private stakeholders, for the international promotion of the Greek capital and region as a city break destination.
The Greek island of Syros may be ready to serve as a filming destination for Hollywood blockbusters after talks between local authorities and US cinematographers about the creation of a film studio there.
The tourism ministry in Greece is set to be upgraded into an independent entity following two Presidential Decrees signed by Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras recently believed to be paving the way for an upcoming government reshuffle.
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.