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Key Tourism Figures 2016: Spyridon Alexiou, President Greek National Tourism Organization

GNTO’s mission is to enforce the value of Greek tourism in cooperation with the tourism industry and the organizations involved, aiming at further increasing incoming tourism and tourist receipts.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Konstantinos Alexopoulos, CEO Domotel Hotels & Resorts

It is essential to take advantage of the country’s unique characteristics, set up a regulatory framework that will give this opportunity for growth and invest in an environment of synergies including all stakeholders.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dimitrios Tryfonopoulos, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

Greece is a year-round safe destination where visitors are spoilt for choice whether they choose to visit the Greek islands or the mainland and its cities.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: George Vernicos, President Economic and Social Council of Greece

In a competitive world that radically changes every day, we must guarantee that our tourism model constantly adapts, innovates and creates added value for the economy, the employment and the local communities.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Tourism professionals must forget "business as usual", but think and act out of the box. We have to be innovative and true to the authenticity of Greece’s tourism product, while offering the best possible services.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Michael Flerianos, General Manager Gold Star Aviation

Celebrating our 25th year of successful operation, Gold Star Aviation is placed among the leaders in the industry.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

I want to invite and ask all of those that form the Greek tourism product, state and private sector, not to regard the past two – three years as the end of an effort, but as the beginning.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hotel Federation

According to international guest satisfaction surveys, Greek hotels again verified the exceptional level of services they offer to their clients, standing high among competition.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Lysandros Tsilidis, President Federation of Hellenic Associations of Travel & Tourist Agencies

We aspire for the constantly enriched program of activities of "Dodeka" to be used as a "toolbox", not only by Greek tour operators and travel agents, but also by their international network.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Eva Karamanou, General Manager of Amadeus Hellas

Our ambition is to facilitate the entire travel journey from door to door, whilst improving the travel ‘experience’ for hundreds of millions of people every year.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Stathis Skretas, President Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies

Besides creating conditions of security and accessibility for all in all places of interest, an important parameter is to take into account all groups of visitors and travelers during the whole procedure.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Panagiotis Tokouzis, President Greek Confederation of Tourist Accommodation Enterprises

There’s so much to see and experience in Greece, with the legendary Greek hospitality being on the top of the visitors’ glowing comments.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Konstantinos Palaskonis, President General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

We expect from the government to support the tourism enterprises as the strains are unbearable. Major delays in authorization, the highest VAT in EU are only but a few. Tourism is the only pillar of growth, the only sector that can boost our economy.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Evangelos Katsimichas, CEO of Versus Travel

Versus Travel has the desire and the expertise to be your business partner in Greece.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Irene Tolis, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers

Greece is indeed "the 4 seasons’ destination" with unique dynamic and great potential for undertaking international congresses.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Oliver Lubich, Sales Manager of Hainan Airlines

With the purpose to attracting more visitors from China, Greece should offer high quality products and understand the Chinese culture.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Dinos Frantzeskakis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

Despite the harsh economic realities in Greece, the refugee problem, tax hikes across-the-board and a 7-year recession, tourism has once again risen as the beacon of recovery and has helped the economy towards an improvement in GDP for 2016

Key Tourism Figures 2016: George Maroutsos, President Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies

Despite a reduction in the last five years, there is substantial outgoing leisure travel activity. Indeed, traveling is rated by Greeks amongst the top leisure and recreation activities.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Diamantis Pithis, COO Argo Travel Group

The challenge for 2017 is to provide the average tourist with even better, interesting and quality stimuli in order to spend more on restauration, entertainment, cruises, excursions, nightlife, cultural event just to mention a few.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Rena Dourou, Governor of Attica Region

As a Regional Authority, we had to make clear choices in order to design a strategy that highlights the uniqueness of “Attica” as a destination, whilst it promotes its metropolitan role at local, European and global levels.