Greek Tourism Minister, Vassilis Kikilia, said that the tourist season in the Republic of Greece is still active and not over yet.
Such comments were made by the minister during an interview with Skai, while noting that the country will launch two campaigns in order to attract tourists from other countries during the year-end and spring holiday season, TheSchengen.com reports.
“A very large effort has been made in the midst of the pandemic, and it is clearly the common component of the efforts of hoteliers, transport workers, people in the tourism professions, airlines and tour operators, and the way the country is being advertised abroad from visitors as a sustainable tourism product.”
According to the minister, there are four pillars of Greek tourism policy:
Supporting the infrastructure in the regions and considering them at risk Establishing a task force for crisis management Digitization Upgrading education in Greece related to tourism
“I am somewhat optimistic on the condition that we all move to the same component of promoting the tourism product, with the quality of tourism, raising the level of income, increasing income and jobs. We will fight for it. We will fight these months. Kikilia confirmed that the position of Minister of Tourism is now in the fall.” and winter.
Greece is among the European countries that have constantly tried to revive the tourism sector, which has been severely affected by the Corona virus.
Recently, TheSchengen.com reported that the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) congratulated Greece on safely reopening the tourism sector during this year.
The country has hosted more than six million tourists since the beginning of this year, which figures show that during this year, Greece opened its doors to a large number of tourists compared to many other European countries.
Earlier, the Greek Tourism Minister revealed his plans, which include attracting visitors from other countries during this month, the year-end holiday season and Easter.
The minister’s announcement came after Greece was the first preferred holiday destination for travelers from France during the peak tourist season. Kikilia’s comments came during the IFTM Top Resa exhibition in Paris last week.
A total of 679,157 people in Greece have been infected with the Corona virus since the beginning of the epidemic, while 15,177 people have lost their lives due to the virus, according to figures provided by the World Health Organization.
The same source shows that Greece recorded a total of 2,358 cases of COVID-19 in the past 24 hours and 42 deaths.
But despite these numbers, the authorities in Greece have been able to find effective ways to revive their industries that have been severely affected by the spread of the virus, including the travel and tourism industry.
The Minister of Tourism stressed last month that the occupancy rate in accommodation and hotels in Greece last month was 63 percent, for a period from September 12 to September 19. In addition, the minister clarified that starting from next month, German airline Condor will start operating flights to Crete.