Crete’s Heraklion Port Authority recently received the TEZ Worldberry 2014 Award for best partner in cruise tourism by Tez Tour, a leading tour operator in Russia. The Tez Worldberry Award recognizes the tour operator’s outstanding partners worldwide.
The award was given during an exclusive event held on the sidelines of this year’s Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) and is considered yet another recognition of the port authority’s effort to promote cruise tourism to the Russian market.
According to the port authority, the Russian cruise market is a new target for Greece and Crete, as part of its overall strategy to enter the specific market.
“Opening new markets for our destination and Greece is very important, especially for a target market that has great potential and dynamic”, the authority’s president, Ioannis Bras, said.
He added that the authority will continue to support innovative ideas and proposals, particularly those that improve offered services and customer experience.
The Heraklion Port Authority will continue to develop new innovative actions based on its award-winning management program dubbed 5 Senses, which aims to create new standards to the customer experience of visitors at the port and destination.
“It is very positive for Crete to be able to offer another vacation option, that of Fly, Stay & Cruise, which combines a traditional holiday and a short 3-4 day cruise, setting new standards for Crete for the years to come”, TEZ Tours General Manager for Greece Manolis Apladenakis said.
Tez Tour is one of the biggest tour operators in CIS and Eastern Europe. Founded in 1994, the company now has offices in 20 countries including the United Arab Emirates.