Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura recently met with a cross-party group of MPs responsible for tourism to discuss challenges, issues and ways to enhance their cooperation towards bolstering the sector.
During the meeting at the ministry on Kountoura’s initiative, she presented the latest data on the positive performance of the sector in the last two years and referred to healthy pre-booking figures for 2017 — results which she said are due to a carefully planned and implemented national strategy.
She added that the ministry’s priority is to work on extending the tourism season, expanding into new markets, securing direct flights to high-demand destinations, promoting new regions in the country as well as special theme tourism.
Kountoura also stressed that attracting investment for tourism projects is vital for growth and invited all parties and MPs to prepare proposals that will contribute to this.
“Tourism is a national affair and we must all be united in order to achieve the strongest outcome,” she said.