Greece is getting ready to attend the World Travel Market (WTM) 2013, the leading global event for the travel industry, that will open its doors on Monday 4 November at ExCeL, London exhibition center.
On the first day of WTM 2013, Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will give an update on Greece as a tourism destination at a press conference organized by the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO).
Greek and foreign media will be given an overview of Greek tourism in 2013, highlights for 2014, and its key goal to extend the tourism season.
During the WTM 2013, the GNTO will give the world a first taste of “secret Greece”. This will be an effort to promote the country’s lesser-known destinations (such as Xanthi, Monemvasia, Olympia, Lakonia, Messinia and Delphi) to markets abroad through specially designed publications, guides and advertisements.
Aegean Airlines, Aldemar Hotels, Anthemus Sea Beach Hotel & Spa, Aquila Hotels & Resorts, Astir Odysseus Kos Resort & Spa, Astir Palace Resort, Athens – Attica & Argosaronikos Hotel Association, Atrium Hotels Luxury Resorts Collection, Avra Tours, Beleon Tours Ltd., Capsis Elite Resort – Out of the Blue, Chandris Hotels & Resorts, Church of Greece, Cronwell Hotels & Resorts, danae.travel, Development Company S.A. – Peloponnese, Dot Travel – Travel Star Hellas, EESSTY SA, Fantasy Travel, Filos Holidays & Travel, General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET), Grace Hotels, Greek National Tourism Organization – United Kingdom & Ireland (GNTO), Greek Travel Pages & GTP Headlines, Helios Hotels & Resorts, Hellas Vacances, Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA), Hetco Tours, Hotel Grande Bretagne, Hydrea Yachting & Travel, Inova Hospitality, Kipriotis Hotels, Kosmos Rent A Car, Louis Hellenic Cruises Ltd., m-hospitality, Mitsis Hotels, Open Travel Service, Pirates of the Aegean, Region of Attica, Region of Crete, Region of Eastern Macedonia & Thrace, Region of Epirus, Region of Ionian Islands, Region of Thessaly, Region of South Aegean, Region of Western Greece, Rodos Tourism Promotion Organization, Sani Resort, Santa Marina Resort & Villas, Santorini – Year of Gastronomy, Skiathos Island, Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Trésor Hotels & Resorts.
The GNTO will also be the sponsor of the WTM International Press Centre for the ninth consecutive year.
Some 50,000 of the global travel and tourism industry’s most senior executives are expected to attend the WTM 2013.
This year’s event will showcase more than 180 countries and regions through its more than 5,000 exhibitors.
According to organizer Reed Travel Exhibitions, business deals worth more than £2 billion will be triggered by the event.
“The deals agreed at WTM will be the product content in travel companies’ brochures and on their websites, which will ultimately decide where holidaymakers visit in 2014 and beyond,” the organizer said.
International airlines, emerging destinations and niche technology providers are among the 225 new exhibitors confirmed for WTM 2013.
GTP will be at WTM 2013 to keep you updated!