V. Kikilias: Strategic goal of Greek tourism, the extension of the tourist season
The plan for the extension of the tourist season in Greece was presented by the Minister of Tourism, Vassilis Kikilias in an interview given to CNN Greece.
Mr. Kikilias characterizes as a “national affair the tourism development” and refers to the agreements with tourist Clubs and tour operators which have already been concluded to achieve this goal, but also “to the development dividend that tourism returns to society and in the middle Greek family “.
“Last week we agreed with the Der Touristik Group to further focus on attracting through advertising in October, November and December 2022. Previously, we had agreed on a Norwegian Cruise Line for 200,000 cruise passengers in 2022, from March 2 2022 to November 22, 2022, months that are considered off season.At the same time, in our discussion with the CEO of Jet2, a leading tour operator for the UK market, we agreed to open flights to Greek destinations in early spring and for the first time “Athens should be included in them. And we will continue in this direction with all the strategic partners, old and new. Fortunately, the summer of Greece in 2022 will start in the spring”, points out Mr. Kikilias.
The Minister of Tourism identifies as strategic goals of Greek tourism, the extension of the tourist season, through the support of winter destinations and the city break in Athens, Thessaloniki and other cities, but also, as the Prime Minister has emphasized, the development of a new sustainable tourism model that will effectively address the environmental footprint. It also makes tourism policy a priority in attracting new investment, strengthening infrastructure and maintaining quality and authenticity.
Asked about the latest polls and the political climate of the day, the Minister of Tourism stressed that “New Democracy is, consistently, the dominant political force that the Greeks trust with Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis. The Government produces work and substantial results that keep society “We continue with a pro-people orientation and with a patriotic sign”, Mr. Kikilias emphasizes.