An intensive accord was reached between the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and the Ministry of Tourism and the Ministers Mr. Dimitrios Avramopoulos and Ms. Olga Kefalogianni during a meeting that they had last Thursday in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. The two Ministers are seeking to implement new tactics and new ideas for strengthening Greek tourism.
The Minister of Foreign Affairs, Mr. Dimitrios Avramopoulos, said that a permanent coordination mechanism is about to be created between the two Ministries while he added, “orders have already been given to all our authorities outside the Greek boarders in order to reclaim all the opportunities that the Schengen Agreement offers. In doing so, whoever wants to visit Greecewill be offered fast and high quality services. However, in cases that are not a part of the Schengen Agreement, the services offered will be delayed for a maximum of 48 additional hours.”
From her side, the Minister of Tourism, Ms. Olga Kefalogianni, underlined that Greece has been the receiver of very negative publicity, while adding, “The reservations from people coming to Greece for vacations have already recovered. However, unfortunately no one can guarantee that we can easily recover from the losses of the previous months. Unfortunately, the necessary means for dealing with the bad publicity have not been made by the previous government. I ought to say it again; currently Greece does not have a campaign promoting tourism abroad.”
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