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Chambers and Hotels Team Up to Attract More Flights, Airlines to Central Greece Airport

Photo source: Nea Anchialos Airport

Photo source: Nea Anchialos Airport

Presidents of chambers of commerce and a number of tourism professionals in Central Greece decided last week to launch a supra-local organization that will work towards attracting more flights and new airlines to the Nea Anchialos National Airport (IATA: VOL).

According to an announcement by the Chamber of Commerce of Fthiotida, the Nea Anchialos airport, which serves the city of Volos, has the potential to become the main force to boost tourism and develop the economy of Central Greece.

The presidents of the chambers of commerce of Viotia, Evia, Evritania, Karditsa, Larissa, Magnesia, Pieria, Trikala, Fthiotida, Fokida and chairmen of local hotel associations attended a meeting in Lamia on Wednesday where they presented the organization’s strategy and discussed its marketing plan.

According to the Fthiotida chamber, when the organization is officially established it will make efforts to attract more flights and new airlines to the Nea Anchialos airport, create attractive packages for visitors and also monitor competing regions.

The main targets set by the chambers and professionals include extending the tourism season in Central Greece, increasing arrivals and tourism revenue and boosting visitor satisfaction.

The chambers and hoteliers are planning to present the organization and its business plan in one month and have called for the attendance of all those directly or indirectly involved in tourism.

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  1. Chris Wicks Reply

    A new initiative to bring flights to Volos has been announced

    Fly to Volos Campaign
    Feb 3, 2016 — Dear friends and supporters of our Fly to Volos campaign. The launch of our petition in January helped us gather nearly 2500 signatures within the first couple of weeks. (There is a Greek and English language version of the petition). At the same time an initiative that had been talked about for some time suddenly gained momentum. You can read about the new initiative in the article below. We are delighted to hear of this positive local initiative that comes from local chambers of commerce and hotel association throughout Thessaly and in Lamia and Evia. This is an initiative that is realistic, co-ordinated and has a real chance of success. It deserves the support of the whole community and we on the Fly to Volos campaign intend to participate in the stakeholder groups that will help to shape and influence the initiative. So this is exciting news and something that all supporters of the Fly to Volos community have contributed too by persevering with our community campaign. So for now we will leave the petition ‘ticking over’ in the back ground whilst we watch and get involved in the new initiative and hope that it will bring success and flights to Volos…. Best wishes from the Fly to Volos Team

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