The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is organizing press trips to Crete, looking to promote the carnival celebrations of Rethymno to Germany and Austria. The aim is to promote the island as an attractive destination for all seasons.
According to an announcement, during February 26 – March 5, the GNTO office in Germany will hold a press trip to Crete for German journalist Hans-Martin Koch.
Koch will gather material to write extensive articles on the Rethymno carnival and Crete’s tourism options during the shoulder months. His features will be published in the daily newspaper “Landeszeitung Lüneburg”, which has a circulation of 40,000 copies and its readers are mainly of a high education between 40-50 years old.
His articles will also be published in a magazine that is distributed with the newspaper.
Meanwhile, GNTO Austria, during February 26 – March 3, will bring Austrian journalist Martin Swoboda to Crete.
Swoboda writes for “Salzburger Nachrichten” and “Die Presse” and will report on the local events and the numerous holiday options offered on Crete throughout the year.
The press trips were organized following a meeting between GNTO Secretary General Dimitris Fragakis, Rethymno Deputy Mayor Pepi Birlirakis and Rethymno Deputy Mayor of Finance Stelios Spanoudakis.
The 2020 Rethymno Carnival celebrations are held under the auspices of GNTO.