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Leonidas Zotos, Country Manager Travelport

Travel and tourism industry is a pillar of the economy and life of our country and we have the responsibility to drive the upturn.

Yorgos Kaminis, Mayor of Athens

Athens is making an impressive comeback to the international tourism and travel market, experiencing an average 26% increase in the number of foreign visitors in 2015, one of the largest growth rates recorded globally and in particular, in Europe.

Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Nearly 1 million hotel room nights were purchased in Thessaloniki in 2009 and more than 2 million last year. We have finally begun to put Thessaloniki on the map as a destination, but we need a goal for more tourists.

Gerasimos Zacharatos, Dep. Secretary General Tourism Ministry

The ministry is here to develop and facilitate entrepreneurship. We are available to assist all tourism-related fields and occupations so that the final product will be flawless when it reaches the consumer.

Panos Livadas, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

GNTO’s strategic shift in the communication policy towards the web, the online providers and the social media are playing a crucial role, while at the same time we have started moving away from the seasonality of the Greek product, as the demand for the shoulder months is growing.

Aegean Aims for the Sky, Launches 14 New Destinations from Athens

Aegean Airlines announced on Thursday, the introduction of 14 new destinations from Athens, 111 international routes to 45 countries and investments in four new Airbus A320 carriers.

Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Now, that Greece is at a crucial crossroad, it is important to create and implement a framework of activities to tackle over-taxation, tax evasion and support the State to the implementation of the relevant reforms.

Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

It is imperative to make every effort to upgrade our infrastructure, to raise our services to higher standards, whether we work in the public or private sector and thus to ensure the best possible satisfaction of the visitors in our country.

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

The pricing policy of Greek hotels once again strengthened, to a great extent, the coordinated effort to keep demand going, as most hotels responded to the capital controls, at the peak of the season, with discounts and offers.

Lysandros Tsilidis, President HATTA & FedHATTA

Travel agencies, on an international level, are the producers and distributors of the tourism product and are principally engaged in composing individual tourist products as well as promoting, advertising and selling them.

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

If we wish to build for the future, passenger shipping should be integrated in the long-term national development strategy.

Konstantinos Palaskonis, President Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

Greece, despite its problems, is starting to establish its brand as a top tourist destination.

Konstantinos Brentanos, President Confederation of Greek Entrepreneurs for Tourism Lodges

The objective is to upgrade infrastructures and boost the local economy within the margins of a balanced development.

Dinos Frantzeskakis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

Greece has a tremendous advantage against competing destinations, due to the diversity of its tourist product offering, not only between the mainland and the hundreds of islands, but also between the islands themselves — depending on their geographical location.

George Maroutsos, President Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies

Recent decisions of major carriers to redesign their relationship with GDSs as well as to switch costs in other parts of the distribution chain — in particular to travel agencies — are of major importance. The consequences of similar decisions and the instability they are causing...

Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Even though today Greece faces economic woes, the Greek yacht charter market is maintaining a steady flow of business thanks to the natural beauty of our country with its fabulous cruising area.

Dinos Astras, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers

Tourism always was, is and will remain the lighthouse in Greece not only for hope, but also for salvation in every difficult period.

Alexandros Vassilikos, President Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

Athens re-gained the interest of international visitors and at the same time remained one of the most affordable capitals in Europe and one of the most “value for money” destinations for 2016.

Yiannis Paraschis, CEO Athens International Airport

Passenger traffic and foreign residents’ arrivals are experiencing double-digit increases, indicating an impressive and dynamic recovery of Athens as a tourist destination, with a number of important developments boosting, both quantitatively and qualitatively, the airport’s...

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, President of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association

Thessaloniki Hotels Association is planning new initiatives and is continuing its already successful presence in leading International Tourism Exhibitions, taking part in B2B Meetings and Events and supporting every effort that views tourism development.