According to Greece’s new Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis, Greece in 2020 is expected to break even greater records in tourism.
Speaking to the media during the World Travel Market (WTM) 2019 expo on Monday, Minister Theoharis announced that this year tourism is closing on strong numbers and the ministry is looking towards the 2020 season with optimism.
“With hard work and public-private partnerships, tourism in 2020 will break even more records in both quality and quantity,” the Minister said.
During a press conference held earlier in the day, the minister said that arrival numbers this year are showing a three percent increase, compared to 2018, which according to data hit a staggering 33.1 million international visitors.
“The quality, the sustainability and the authenticity of the Greek tourism product will form the basis of our new strategy,” the minister underlined.
Minister Theoharis also referred to Greece’s tourism competitors.
“The tourism ministry is monitoring competition and is taking the necessary steps to support the already strong Greek tourism product,” he said, adding that in the medium term, the competition does not worry him.
“As long as there is stability in our region, in the Southeastern Mediterranean, in North Africa and in the surrounding area, tourist flows in the region will increase and all will win. Our country has a very strong product and has nothing to fear,” he said.