Kyvernitis Travel Group, one of Greece’s leading providers of corporate and leisure travel and events services, recently launched a podcast series focused on Greek shipping. The initiative is designed to function as a platform for the people of shipping as well as inform on the history behind the industry that has been a key element of Greek economic activity since ancient times.
A few words about Kyvernitis Travel Group
Founded in 1974, Kyvernitis Travel Group has grown to be one of Greece’s leading integrated corporate and leisure travel service providers and a key player in the global travel industry. Its team consists of more than 120 passionate professionals who deliver a broad spectrum of advanced, high-quality technology services in Crew Travel, Business Travel, Meetings & Incentives, VIP Travel, Conferences & Events and Inbound & Outbound Luxury Leisure.
Though the company has evolved and now offers a diverse range of travel services, its basic philosophy hasn’t changed at all. Kyvernitis Travel Group is still passionate about what it does, still focused on putting people first and still dedicated in offering the highest level of services to travelers. Its mission is to design and make lifetime experiences come true for business & leisure travel.
During the past years, Kyvernitis Travel Group merged with Erasmus PCO (a leading company in organizing congresses and events in Greece and abroad), with Euroworld Travel and lately acquired the proprietary office of American Express GBT in Greece. At the very heart of its evolution are acquisitions and partnerships that help the Group create meaningful value for its customers and build a better future.
For over 45 years the Group provides its travel expertise to shipping companies to help get their crew members any place around the world, safely, on time and on budget. Kyvernitis Crew Travel department serves the largest number of shipping companies in Greece, as well as some of the most prestigious ones on an international level. With a deep knowledge of marine travel, excellent relations with airlines in Greece and use of high-tech automation, Kyvernitis Travel Group maintains a prominent position in the Greek market.
The Greek Shipping Podcast series
The Group’s love for travel and Greek shipping created “The Greek Shipping Podcast” – stories of shipping, seamanship and the sea. Through the initiative, Kyvernitis Travel aims for all:
– to learn of the experiences that the protagonists have to share;
– to listen attentively to what they have to say;
– to understand the philosophy they developed while working in this highly competitive industry;
– to listen to the advice they give to younger generations who have their sights set on the sea;
– and – through experiential stories – to learn the secrets that led Greece to be the world’s first shipping power, unfolding at the same time the history behind Greek shipping.
The episodes of the “The Greek Shipping Podcast” are available via Spotify, Apple & Google, as well as through the specially designed website: marketing.kyvernitis.gr/the-greek-shipping-podcast.
The inspiration of the initiative came from Manolis Vordonis, the honorary first guest of the “The Greek Shipping Podcast”, which was presented by Greek journalist Minas Tsamopoulos.
The first two episodes are online!
Episode 1: The first episode with Manolis Vordonis offers an excellent introduction to the roots of Greek shipping and the basic values that created the “Greek miracle”, with Vordonis sharing some of his personal experiences through his 40-year career as the Executive Director of the Thenamaris shipping company.
Episode 2: In the second episode of the podcast, Harry Vafias shared how at the age of 27 he led StealthGas in the stock market and thus became the youngest CEO of a shipping company, listed in any stock market worldwide.
A sneak peak of the upcoming podcasts!
Episode 3: Costis Frangoulis will discuss about the launch of Franman and the collaboration with the Far East, as well as the “Greek Miracle” in the global shipping industry and the opportunities it offers to young people.
Episode 4: George Tsavliris will focus on the complexity of the Ship Salvage Industry and the project “Adopt a Ship”. He will speak about the courage and strength one needs in order to deal with shipping and is expected to develop life philosophies through personal experiences.
Episode 5: Giannis Dragnis will unfold the yachting tourism opportunities in Greece and speak of the construction of mega yachts. He will also as share his point of view on issues concerning Co2 emissions and the future of shipping.
Subscribe to Kyvernitis Travel Group’s channel to watch the next interviews of distinguished guests.
“The Greek Shipping Podcast was created out of our love for travel and Greek shipping. Podcasting is a new way of communication, and we are very happy to be pioneer, thus approaching this way the new generation which is interested in the shipping industry,” said George Kyvernitis, Managing Partner of Kyvernitis Travel Group.