Greek journalists covering tourism, gastronomy and lifestyle recently gathered together for the annual Christmas Party held by Lampsa Hellenic Hotels at the Tudor Hall restaurant in the King George hotel in Athens.
Owned by the Laskaridis Group and actively involved in the Greek tourism sector, Lampsa owns the Grande Bretagne and King George hotels in Athens, the Sheraton Hotel on Rhodes, the Hyatt Regency and the Mercure Excelsior in Belgrade.
“I would like to thank you all for your contribution to the sector as tourism needs all of you,” said Tim Ananiadis, the general manager of Hotel Grande Bretagne & King George.
Underlining how important the media’s contribution is to the city’s reputation management, Ananiadis referred to the siginificant role journalists play on how tourists or potential visitors see Athens and Greece.
“This often depends on all of you and your help and support has been needed many times in the difficult moments that this sector has gone through,” he said.
Underlining the successful tourism period Athens is currently going through, Ananiadis spoke of how much the Greek capital has risen as a destination.
“Tourism is the heavy industry of Greece, it brings in revenue and adds to the country’s prestige for attracting investments,” he said.
During the Christmas party, journalists had the chance to learn all the latest on Lampsa’s activities in the Greek hospitality sector, including the group’s plans for the opening of a new upscale hotel in Athens by 2020.