x

Economy

Greek Tourism Minister to Meet with State Officials, Travel Agencies in Moscow

ATHENS — Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis is scheduled to meet with state officials and representatives of travel agencies during a visit to Moscow on Wednesday.

His visit is part of a series to countries of high interest to Greek tourism, ahead of the sector's opening for 2021.

On Wednesday (April 14) afternoon, he will attend a photography exhibition at ITAR-TASS news agency that honors the Year of Greece-Russia History.

On Thursday (April 15), he is scheduled to meet separately with head of Russian Federal Agency for Tourism (Rostourism) Zarina Doguzova and Dmitriy Zverev, vice minister of transport.

On Friday (April 16), Theoharis will meet with alternate head of the Culture, Sports, Tourism and National Policy division in the Russian government Christofor Alexandrovich Konstantinidi, honorary consul of Greece in Sochi Dimitri Sarakianidis, and First Vice-President of the Russian Geographical Society Nikolay Kasimov.

During all these meetings the Greek minister will discuss regulations and protocols for reopening the sector and borders under coronavirus pandemic restrictions, and the further expansion of Greek-Russian relations in the tourism sector.

In addition, during his stay in Moscow, Theoharis will meet with the Greek ambassador, the Greek community, Russian officials and investors, the Greek head coach of CSKA Moscow basketball team Dimitrios Itoudis, and the team's owner as well.

Included in his scheduled meetings are representatives of leading travel groups and agencies in Russia – such as Mouzenidis Travel, TEZ TOUR, Biblio Globus, Pegas, Ambotis, Coral, and TUI – as great interest has been expressed in the restart of Greek tourism, while the minister will also be granting interviews to leading television and news media in Russia.

RELATED

ATHENS - One of Greece’s Big Four banks - Piraeus Bank - is set to see the country’s bank bailout fund sell off its entire 27 percent stake in early March as the financial institutions have returned to profitability.

Top Stories

Columnists

A pregnant woman was driving in the HOV lane near Dallas.

General News

NEW YORK – Meropi Kyriacou, the new Principal of The Cathedral School in Manhattan, was honored as The National Herald’s Educator of the Year.

Video

Jimmy Carter Becomes First Living Ex-President with Official White House Christmas Ornament

WASHINGTON (AP) — Former President Jimmy Carter has another distinction to his name.

STONY BROOK, NY – Stony Brook University Assistant Professor Georgios Moutsanidis, PhD, in the Department of Civil Engineering at Stony Brook University, has received a Faculty Early Career Development (CAREER) grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) for pivotal research on increasing the resilience of coastal structures totaling nearly $500,000.

ATHENS – The College Year in Athens (CYA) Virtual Lecture Series continues on Wednesday, March 6, 12 PM ET / 7 PM Greece, with an enriching online lecture that promises to delve into the depths of Greek heritage and the evolution of the Greek language.

A number of Americans are dealing with cellular outages on AT&T, Cricket Wireless, Verizon, T-Mobile and other service providers, according to data from Downdetector.

ATHENS – Seeking to improve the educational outcomes of disadvantaged children in Greece, The Hellenic Initiative (THI) designated SOS Children’s Villages Greece as the beneficiary of its annual End-of-the-Year Appeal for 2023, raising $80,000 worldwide.

Enter your email address to subscribe

Provide your email address to subscribe. For e.g. [email protected]

You may unsubscribe at any time using the link in our newsletter.