The Region of Attica has launched a new integrated promotional campaign that aims to extend the tourism season in Athens and the Argosaronic islands beyond the summer months, secure additional tourism capital and strengthen tourism businesses.
During a presentation on 27 May, Attica’s Regional Governor, Ioannis Sgouros, said the region’s goal is for Attica and the nearby islands (such as Hydra, Aegina, Spetses, Poros, and Agistri) to be included among the Top 10 City Break destinations in Europe.
The campaign, developed by McCann Erickson Advertising company, will promote Attica through all available communication channels in target markets, such as the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Russia.
The portal offers applications and features to visitors and weekly updates highlighting the region’s current events. According to the region, already 130.000 users have visited the portal since its launch in January 2013.
The portal has been promoted with banners in targeted markets, with more than 144,000 clicks to date, and a special SEM Google campaign targeting the city break market.
Social media & Smartphone app
The Region of Attica also has built a presence on popular social media platforms such as Facebook, Pinterest and Instagram, while it has its own channel on YouTube.
Promotion via Travel Channel
Especially for the campaign, 11 thematic promotional videos in six languages were created that illustrate the wide spectrum of activities offered to visitors during their stay in Attica and the islands of the Argosaronic Gulf.
The videos have been broadcast on Travel Channel, the largest travel channel in the world, which in turn created five TV spots highlighting the region.
Hosting journalists and tour operators
The Region of Attica will also host journalists and major tour operators from each target country through fam trips in order to create a powerful network for the promotion of the Region of Attica.
Classic Marathon & Saronic Gulf Festival on the agenda
Mr. Sgouros also announced that the campaign seeks to upgrade events in Athens such as the Classic Marathon, promote its festive character and increase the number of visitors and participants, both from Greece and abroad. The region is also working in cooperation with the Athens – Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association to promote tourism on the islands near Athens by planning the Saronic Gulf Festival.