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World Tourism Day 2016: Greece has Accessible Tourism on Priority List

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elena-kountouraIn her official message on the occasion of World Tourism Day on September 27, Greek Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura focused on the goals and priorities of the Tourism Ministry, which include accessibility to places of tourism interest for all.

“Tourism for All, promoting universal accessibility” is the theme of this year’s World Tourism Day. Celebrated globally, World Tourism Day is meant to raise awareness of the importance of tourism.

“This year’s World Tourism Day message of accessibility is a global message of sensitivity and awareness. It reflects the strong social dimension that any activity has in the developing world of tourism and travel. It is a strong sample of the culture of countries and peoples,” she said.

Minister Kountoura added that the ministry is giving priority to the upgrade of special tourism infrastructure to offer high quality services for the accommodation, the transport and the access to places of tourism interest with a special focus for people with disabilities and mobility impairments, the elderly, families with children and vulnerable groups.

Moreover, she said that the ministry’s goal is for Greece to have tourism 365 days a year.

“Through tourism development we seek to create multiple benefits in all regions of the country, even the most remote. To highlight new destinations in Greece. To create new sources of revenue and new jobs for the local communities. To give our young a professional outlet and to ensure conditions of prosperity and progress for our country through tourism.”

To read Minister Kountoura’s whole message (in Greek), press here.

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