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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: 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: 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: Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Even though today Greece faces economic woes, the Greek yacht charter market is maintaining a steady flow of business thanks to the natural beauty of our country with its fabulous cruising area.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Michael Skoulikidis, President Greek Yachting Association

The yachting industry is one of growing importance for Greek tourism and, over the past few years, the Greek charter fleet has grown with bigger and better quality yachts appearing on the market.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Stavros Katsikadis, President Greek Marinas Association

Although the country has been facing severe financial difficulties, the Greek marinas have been able to sustain high standards of hospitality and service to the permanent and transient boat visitors.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Theodore Kontes, President Union of Cruise Ship Owners & Associated Members

Worldwide guests show a great interest in the East Mediterranean — which includes destination Greece — as it is renowned for its important history and different cultures.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Alexandros Vassilikos, President Athens – Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

Although tourist arrival numbers are better than last year we don't consider this as a success indicator, as we think quality and growth are factors of success especially in our destination, Athens, with so many aspects still to unfold.

Key Tourism Figures 2016: Aristotelis Thomopoulos, President Thessaloniki Hotels Association

Within the wider context of the National Strategy for Tourism, Thessaloniki Hotels Association aims to promote Thessaloniki as a city break destination not only for groups but also for individual travelers who prefer independent travel arrangements and are willing to spend more...

Claire Zerzivili, President Aktina Travel Group

We are in great need of serious investments in infrastructure (e.g. regional airports, marinas) as well a sour services, in order to be able provide a state-of-the art competitive tourism product.

Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

Now, that Greece is at a crucial crossroad, it is important to create and implement a framework of activities to tackle over-taxation, tax evasion and support the State to the implementation of the relevant reforms.

Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

It is imperative to make every effort to upgrade our infrastructure, to raise our services to higher standards, whether we work in the public or private sector and thus to ensure the best possible satisfaction of the visitors in our country.

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

The pricing policy of Greek hotels once again strengthened, to a great extent, the coordinated effort to keep demand going, as most hotels responded to the capital controls, at the peak of the season, with discounts and offers.

Lysandros Tsilidis, President HATTA & FedHATTA

Travel agencies, on an international level, are the producers and distributors of the tourism product and are principally engaged in composing individual tourist products as well as promoting, advertising and selling them.

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

If we wish to build for the future, passenger shipping should be integrated in the long-term national development strategy.

Konstantinos Palaskonis, President Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

Greece, despite its problems, is starting to establish its brand as a top tourist destination.

Dinos Frantzeskakis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

Greece has a tremendous advantage against competing destinations, due to the diversity of its tourist product offering, not only between the mainland and the hundreds of islands, but also between the islands themselves — depending on their geographical location.

Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Even though today Greece faces economic woes, the Greek yacht charter market is maintaining a steady flow of business thanks to the natural beauty of our country with its fabulous cruising area.