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Greece to Host Major Int’l Tourism Events in 2018

WTM London 2017 GTP Photo Report

Greece is getting ready to host two major international tourism events in 2018, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura announced on Monday during the  World Travel Market (WTM) London 2017.

While informing the press that the Tourism Ministry has focused on strengthening Greece’s prominent role in tourism globally and enhanced cooperation with international institutions and bodies, Minister Kountoura announced that:

– in October 2018, Greece and the city of Thessaloniki will host the 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism.

– in March 2018, Greece will host the 6th World Tourism Forum Lucerne Think Tank in Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.

8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism – Thessaloniki

Photo source: Thessaloniki Hotels Association

The 8th UNWTO International Meeting on Silk Road Tourism is the UNWTO’s biggest biennial event and will be hosted in Thessaloniki, following the successful winning of a tender process by the Region of Central Macedonia, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, and Thessaloniki Convention Bureau.

Attended by over 25 Silk Road countries, the forum is an important event for Ministers, high level officials and experts to debate challenges and accord opportunities for successfully developing tourism along the maritime and continental Silk Road.

6th World Tourism Forum Lucerne Think Tank – Messinia

The Dunes Course 7th hole, Costa Navarino.

The 2018 event of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne Think Tank will take place in Costa Navarino Messina.

Every year the Think Tank convenes in some part of the world and gathers the most influential and important 50 tourism decision makers, such as political leadership, CEOs, financial experts and thought leaders.

The World Tourism Forum Lucerne is the leading interactive platform in the industry, where CEOs, Ministers, Academia, Finance, Start-Ups, the Next Generation and Young Talents become a strong community addressing the future challenges of the travel, tourism and hospitality industry and shape a more sustainable future.


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Nikos is Greek-American born in New York, USA, and has lived in Greece for over 30 years. He is the managing editor of Greece's leading monthly travel and tourism guide, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) since June 2008 and of news site GTP Headlines since its launch in September 2012. Nikos has also served as international press officer for the City of Athens and for the mayor. He has a degree in Mass Media and Communications, specializing in Journalism. Nikos is a native English speaker and speaks Greek fluently.

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