Building bridges and strengthening ties between tourism sector professionals was at the center of the 2nd Business Travel Professionals Forum (BTPF) held on 11-12 December at the Divani Caravel Hotel in central Athens.
Organized by Simple Way of Tourism (SWOT), with the support of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), the forum offered networking opportunities for sector entrepreneurs from hotels, major companies and travel agencies to share ideas, knowhow and ultimately forge professional ties. A total of 29 hotel groups, 44 trade companies and 40 tour operators active in MICE tourism attended the event.
SETE general manager Alexandros Lamnidis underlined the importance of the forum and stressed the need for initiatives that pave the way for constructive meetings that build ties between tourism professionals.
“Tourism will remain at the top of the country’s growth policy and it is our duty to contribute in every possible way to the promotion and visibility of our product, strengthening communication among all interested parties,” SWOT general manager Christos Constantinidis concluded.
Greek enterprises that participated in the 2nd BTPF include Costa Navarino (The Romanos, A Luxury Collection Resort & The Westin Resort Costa Navarino), Grand Resort Lagonissi, Makedonia Palace, Divanis Hotels, Athenaeum Intercontinental, St. George Lycabettus, YES! Hotels, Radisson Blu Athens, Amalia Hotels, Titania Hotel, Sofitel Athens Airport, Novotel Athenes, The MET, Poseidonion Grand Hotel Spetses, Club Hotel Casino Loutraki, Macedonian Hotels, Thraki Palace, Kinsterna Hotel, Kazarma Lake Resort & Spa, Amazones Suites, Aegli Arachova Resort & Spa, Eumelia GuestHouse, Sani Resort, Galaxy Hotel, Αmathus Rhodes, Samaria Hotel, Athens Ledra Hotel, Metropol Hotel Larissa and Nasioutzik Museum.
GTP was the communication sponsor of the event.