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Greek Tourism Expo Takes Sector a Step Further

Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo.

Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo – Leaderexpo GM Christoforos Papadiotis and Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

Greek_tourism_expo_LOGO_144One-hundred hosted buyers from 25 countries talked tourism and more in over 3,800 Β2Β meetings during the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo held in Athens earlier this month.

With “Come Meet the Greeks” as its motto, the fair, inaugurated by Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura, brought together more than 200 exhibitors from Greece’s tourism industry, including regional and municipal authorities, hoteliers, accommodation entrepreneurs, cruise companies, services, food and beverages and tour operators, who explored the potential, forged business ties and collaborations and discussed the challenges ahead.

Greek Tourism Expo

Leaders of motorcoach companies met up at the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo: (from left) Vasilis Maroulis (Maroulis Travel), Dimitris Mitropoulos (Erkyna Travel), Michael Zorpidis (Zorpidis Travel), Konstantinos Mitsiou (Amphitrion Group) and Aris Marinis (Panolympia).

A series of parallel events was held during the 2nd Greek Tourism Expo, including a workshop on “Adapting the Promotion of the Greek Tourism Product to New Challenges” by the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) and a presentation of a new e-tourism initiative aimed to improve tourism sector growth and the visitor experience in Athens by the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels.

Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

The Hellenic Chamber of Hotels presented a new e-tourism initiative aimed to improve tourism sector growth and the visitor experience in Athens.

According to the expo’s organizer Leaderexpo, more than 7,000 visitors attended the three-day event, which was supported by the tourism ministry, the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO), the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), the Association of Cruise Ship Owners and Maritime Agencies (EEKFN) as well as tour operator TUI and travel search engine Trivago.

The 3rd Greek Tourism Expo is set to be held at the Metropolitan Expo on November 25-27.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) lent it support as main media sponsor.

 

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