Greece is today the most attractive business opportunity in the Mediterranean and Europe for investments in tourism and real estate, Greek Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said on Friday.
During her keynote speech at the Mediterranean Resort & Hotel Real Estate Forum (MR&H) in Athens, Minister Kountoura invited Greek and foreign investors to take advantage of the new prospects and invest in Greek tourism during this period of strong growth.
She stressed that there is a strong political will to encourage entrepreneurship and investments so that Greece today can offer a more friendly business environment, one that reduces bureaucracy, simplifies business operations and offers fast track procedures, as well as support to investors during all stages of tourism investments.
Moreover, Minister Kountoura spoke of the strong investment interest shown by the domestic and international markets for big tourism investments in Greece, scheduled for the coming years, which has also been confirmed by international forecasts, such as that of the World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC). “The high tourism demand for Greece has attracted investors to the purchase of land use for new tourism investment plans,” she underlined.
The minister also presented the ministry’s plans for tourism in the coming years, which aims towards the increase of availability and quality in high-class units and investments in holiday complexes, the development of marinas and new home-port ports, the emergence of less developed Greek destinations and new thematic tourist products and services, with a focus on health and wellness tourism, golf, conference centers and theme parks.
Referring to the benefits of the Tourism Ministry’s national tourism policy running since 2015, the minister informed on the booming growth in tourist figures in recent years, and especially in 2018.
According to a recent survey, Greece, together with Spain and Italy have been ranked at the top as being the most attractive countries in the Mediterranean for investors.