Greece – US Sign Joint Tourism Action Plan
Greek Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias and US Ambassador to Greece George Tsunis recently signed the continuation of a Tourism MoU between Greece and the US during a special event held at the National Gallery of Athens last week.
During the event, both parties agreed on a joint action plan that will target specific tourism areas and can further stimulate US tourism flows to Greece.
Tsunis praised Kikilias’ work and underlined that over the last two years “Greek tourism’s record-breaking performance and impressive revenues have greatly contributed to the country’s return to economic surplus in 2022.”
Furthermore, the US Ambassador to Greece went on to underline that Greece is “not just beautiful beaches in the summer, but a year-round destination with impressively unique and undiscovered locations.”
For his part, Kikilias discussed the current US tourism market dynamics characterizing US travelers as “big spenders” that help boost the country’s tourism revenues.
Besides direct flights from New York, Washington D.C., Chicago and Boston, Kikilias mentioned that Greece will also focus on connecting directly to Miami and possibly the US West Coast in the future.
Tsunis supported the idea and added that US and Greece can work together to ensure direct flights from Miami, Texas, Seattle, San Francisco, Los Angeles can soon operate.