Greek Tourism Min Kikilias Visiting Paris

September 20, 2022

ATHENS – Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias is going to Paris on Tuesday for the IFTM-Top Résa 2022 international exhibition, as well as a series of meetings with his European counterparts.

Accompanied by the Secretary General of the Greek National Tourist Organisation, Dimitris Fragakis, he will also visit the Greek pavilion at the Paris tourist exhibition and have contacts with major French tour operators, investors and the heads of airlines companies, as part of the strategy to further extend the tourist season and attract travelers to Greece in the autumn and winter.

Among others, the tourism minister will meet on Tuesday and Wednesday with the heads of Air France, Transavia, SELECTOUR and Voyage Privé, followed by a meeting on Thursday with the head of the European market for the Michelin guide.

On Thursday evening, Kikilias will go to Stockholm, the last stop in his first round of visits to capitals of central and northern Europe that started, at the beginning of September, with Berlin and Vienna. The Minister of Tourism will meet with the Swedish Association of Travel Agencies, the heads of the most important tour operators of the Nordic market (Apollo, DETUR, Nordic Leisure Travel Group, Airtours etc.), the heads of airlines (Eurowings), as well as representatives of SPF-Seniorerna pensioners’ association of Sweden.


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