The Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) and the German Travel Association (DRV) will hold a meeting in Athens today, Tuesday, 26 March, to discuss issues concerning the development of incoming tourism from the German market to Greece. The initiative is supported by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).
The HATTA-DRV kick off meeting follows talks made during the Greek-German forum that took place in February 2012 in Berlin.
Among issues discussed at last year’s Greek-German forum were initiatives for the development of incoming student tourism to Greece and for the promotion of Greece as a destination for trips for schools abroad under the slogan Pame Ellada (Let’s go to Greece).
HATTA’s General Assembly
DRV’s president, Jürgen Büchy, and the president of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TÜRSAB), Başaran Ulusoy, will both attend HATTA’s annual General Assembly that will be held tomorrow, Wednesday, 27 March, at the Grande Bretagne Hotel at noon.
Mr. Büchy and Mr. Ulusoy will refer to opportunities for cooperation and tourism development in Greece and, respectively, in Germany and Turkey.
The following topics will also be discussed at HATTA’s General Assembly:
– “New era in road passenger transport” – Kostis Hatzidakis, Minister of Development, Competitiveness, Infrastructure, Transport and Networks,
– “Visa Schengen: Developments and Prospects” – Panagiotis Mihalos, Foreign Ministry Secretary General for International Economic Relations and Development Cooperation
– “New development prospects of Greek tourism. Strengthening entrepreneurship” – Anastasios Liaskos, Greek Secretary General of Tourism