The revenues from Greek tourism have already exceeded €18 billion this year, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said to the press on Friday while on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the presidents of the Hellenic Hoteliers' Federation held in Thessaloniki on the occasion of the 37th Philoxenia exhibition.
"The Bank of Greece is releasing the official figures in March but I believe that we have already exceeded the finance ministry's target of €15 billion in revenues and we will see where it will end," Kikilias said.
Kikilias also underlined that Greece is among the top tourism brands worldwide and "the country that all the planet loves".
A few days after the international meeting of the world's travel industry at the international tourism exhibition WTM in London, the prevailing climate in the markets of interest for the Greek tourism product will dominate an event-debate organised by AMNA on at 11:00 Saturday, 19 November, in the context of Philoxenia exhibition 2022.
The meeting's theme is "The challenges of the new tourism season for Greece against the background of the ongoing war in Ukraine and the energy crisis that is affecting the households and 'the actors' of the travel industry".
Deputy Tourism Minister Sofia Zaharaki and the general director of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) will take part in the meeting, which will be coordinated by ANA president and general director Emilios Perdikaris.
The event-debate will take place on the stage of Helexpo's pavillion 13 in Thessaloniki