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Kikilias: Our Strategy for an Earlier Start of the Tourism Season Is Bearing Fruit

ATHENS – “We have worked hard in the winter and our strategy for an earlier start of the tourism season is bearing fruit,” underlined Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias in an interview with SKAI TV on Monday, noting that “the figures in Athens and Thessaloniki and the occupancy rate in the open hotels and other accomodation for the Easter holidays, vindicate our efforts”.

Kikilias said that “tourism is the economy of the people in the country and the money from tourism passes directly to the real economy, supporting the available income of the Greek people and of small and medium sized enterprises”.

At the same time, he pointed out that tourism is the main tool for regional development that Greece offers. “Our small islands and the mountainous areas attract investments and keep their population due to the income from tourism,” he said.

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