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Stockholm Kikilias: “New investments and thematic tourism to extend the tourist season”


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Vassilis Kikilias is in Stockholm and sends a message about the extension of the tourist season and “theme tour packages”.

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Starting today, the Minister of Tourism is in the Swedish capital together with the Secretary General of the Hellenic Tourism Organisation, Dimitris Fragakis, and in this context they are holding working meetings with the Swedish Association of Travel Agencies, the heads of the tour more important. Nordic market operators (Apollo, Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Orient Tours, Air Tours), airline managers (SAS, Eurowings) as well as representatives of the Swedish SPF-Senior Pensioners Association.

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During the meetings, a first assessment of this year’s tourist season was made and the motivations for its extension were presented, following the Prime Minister’s announcements at the Thessaloniki International Fair. The discussions also included the framework to prepare for the next tourist season.

V. Kikilias made the following statement:

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“The Nordic market is of particular importance for Greece, as it also refers to alternative destinations. As reported by tour operators, their flights reached 97% occupancy, Eurowings showed a 30% increase in flights from all markets in the Northern Europe to our country, compared to 2019, while the interest in expanding the tourist season, mainly through “theme packages” on golf, hiking, cycling in Crete, Rhodes, Peloponnese and Epirus. The meetings showed the desire for new investments in the hotel industry in relation to sports tourism.”

On the occasion of the problem that arose with the company “De Tur”, the Minister of Tourism asked the competent EOT office and the Greek Embassy in Sweden to investigate the scope of the problem, which is of concern to many tourist markets, in terms of its effects on Greek companies.

source: iefi merida

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