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Greece and Poland Strengthen Tourism, Diplomatic Relations

Travel agencies, municipalities and tourism authorities from Greece participated in Poland’s International Tourism Fair of Industrial Heritage and Underground Tourism, which was recently held in the city of Zabrze.

Athens Technopolis. Photo © Facebook – ΟΙ ΟΜΟΡΦΙΕΣ ΤΗΣ ΕΛΛΑΔΑΣ ΜΑΣ

Greece was the fair’s honored country, as this year it celebrates 100 years of diplomatic relations with Poland.

Among the participant organizations were Hellas Travel, a leisure tourism agency based in Poland; the Municipality of Volos; the City of Athens Technopolis which operates the Greek capital’s Industrial Gas Museum; and the Mineralogical Museum of Lavrion.

Greece top destination for Polish travelers

“In 2018, Greece received a record number of Polish travelers, as more than 1 million visited the country,” Signature Travel managing director Maria Alifrangi told GTP Headlines after the event, also adding that this number is expected to increase even further this year.

Greece’s events were held with the support of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Poland, which is now in its second year of operation.

Zoe Tiganouria

“Poland is a significant tourism market for Greece and GNTO’s office has contributed greatly to promoting the country to Polish holidaymakers,” Alifrangi said.

The International Tourism Fair of Industrial Heritage and Underground Tourism is organized annually in Zabrze. This year, it featured a number of events dedicated to tourism including a travel conference and an international exhibition.

During the fair, Signature Travel conducted a competition offering a trip for two persons in Athens.

The fair also included a “Greek night” with Greek accordion soloist and performer Zoe Tiganouria, who presented Greece’s culture and heritage during a concert at the Teatr Nowy.

Furthermore, the fair promoted Greece through gastronomy with a cooking show hosted by Teo Vafidis, owner of Hellas Travel.

The events were covered by Polish television channel, TVS.

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Eleftheria has worked for several financial newspapers, magazines and websites during the past 19 years. Between 2004 and 2014 she worked as a radio producer, reporter and presenter for the Greek and English language program of “Athina 9.84 FM”. She also has hands-on experience in the MICE industry.

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