The Peloponnese region came into the spotlight last week on occasion of the World Tourism Forum Lucerne (WTFL) Think Tank 2018 held for the first time in Greece at the Costa Navarino in Pylos, and serving as a stepping stone for the further promotion of the area.
Addressing the event, attended by tourism policy-makers. decision-makers, stakeholders, ministers and tourism body representatives, Peloponnese Region Governor Petros Tatoulis underlined the importance of the international event for the reputation of the region adding that it is a big opportunity particularly ahead of the positive outlook for the further development of the area’s diverse tourist product.
“The Peloponnese will be the new emerging Greek destination over the next 20 years,” he said.
“We aim to make our tourism product sustainable, capitalize on the great investment interest in the Peloponnese and leverage resources by developing our regional economy,” Tatoulis added, underlining the regional authority’s efforts in collaboration with the tourism ministry and local stakeholders to implement a far-reaching strategy designed to enhance the region’s tourist product, reach out to new markets, tap into alternative products, involve the agrifarm industry, and ensure the interaction of all sectors of the economy towards the wider distribution of benefits.
Tourism Elena Minister Kountoura also referred to the region’s growing dynamic in tourism and its significant contribution to the economy, backed by CEO World Tourism Forum Lucerne Martin Barth, who referred to the upward trend in global tourism and predicted the Peloponnese region’s powerful presence in the coming years.
WTFL 2019 will be held in Lucerne, Switzerland on May 1-3.