GREECE PUSHES AHEAD WITH STRONG TOURISM PLAN FOR 2022
The minister referred to three basic actions aimed at extending the tourism season and increasing the number of arrivals from traditional and new source markets.
Increasing the number of seats and adding new destinations from France through deals with Transavia and Air France, bringing in more flights from the UK, and boosting flights to Greek destinations from the US are among the first actions taken ahead of the 2022 season, which is slated to open earlier this year in April.
The minister underlined the importance of a strong sector recovery which will support Greek families and local communities, and said he has called on tourism professionals to be ready by March.
Lastly, Kikilias said he would be accompanying Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis on his trip to Russia where they will finalize a bilateral agreement on tourism.
“Extending the tourist season is one of the main priorities… both reasonable and feasible,” he said.