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Philoxenia 2001 To Host International Congress

This year’s tourism exhibition Philoxenia 2001, November 1 to 4, will host an international conference on Ecotourism entitled: “The International Experience and the Case of Greece.”

The conference will include four thematic sessions: Market structure (special interests groups, supply structures, marketing, etc.); Legal framework and policies aiming at the development of ecotourism both at national and international level; Case studies from Greece; and Case studies from other countries.

Two round-tables will take place and will center on professional conditions, the labor market, education and vocational training, and financing instruments and possibilities for inclusion in operational programs. Greece, for its part, will underline its general policy that aims to advertise and promote the development of its national tourism products.

The conference will last two days and is under the auspices of the World Tourism Organization as part of its plans to celebrate the year 2002 as ecotourism year.

Philoxenia 2001 will also host a major seminar by the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourism Agents on incentive travel. The seminar, which will run from October 31 to November 1, is under the auspices of the New York-based Society of Incentive Executives. Speakers will include international specialists who are members of the society.

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