Global airline executives participating in the virtual Routes Reconnected 2020 conference last week, told Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis that demand for Greece was on the rise despite the ongoing coronavirus (Covid-19) pandemic.
Theoharis held talks with representatives from Emirates, Hainan Airlines, Wizz Air, KLM, and Austrian Airlines, among others, who confirmed that Greece was one of the preferred Mediterranean destinations in 2021.
Referring to the importance of restoring connectivity among countries and markets, Theoharis said Greece was ready to put into practice all the valuable experience it had gained, as well as its bolstered reputation, after opening safely and effectively during the pandemic and managing tourism flows despite the unprecedented circumstances worldwide.
The goal, he said, is for Greece to stand out as one of the world’s leading destinations in terms of safety in 2021.
In this direction, Theoharis held talks with airline groups already serving Greece and companies interested in launching flights, and said the ministry would be offering “dynamic strategic support in 2021 as part of a national action plan for tourism recovery”.
More than 1,600 airport, air transport and airline companies participated in this year’s Routes Reconnected, which focused on the impact of Covid-19 on air transport and ways to recover. In this direction, aviation bodies and representatives called for the immediate implementation of uniform and clear travel rules.