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Minister Emphasizes Conference Tourism

The tourism ministry aims to increase the number of major international conferences hosted by Greece in the coming years, Tourism Minister Kostas Markopoulos recently said at a conference organized by Financial Times Global Events and the Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry.

“This will be for the benefit of tourism professionals, hoteliers and hundreds of suppliers that are connected with the organization of a conference,” said the tourism minister. He added that the ministry has already recorded and located events that are to take place during the period 2010-2013.

“We are in the process of submiting applications for each open event,” he said.

Furthermore, Mr. Markopoulos said the ministry would soon announce a package of special complimentary benefits to those who will choose Greece as their conference destination.

The package of benefits will include amenities such as free public transport access for delegates and in some cases even the subsidization of the cost of the conference center.

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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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