Norwegian tourists vote for Greece - "The best destination for 2024"

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Greece emerged in Norway as the Best Tourist Destination for 2024 for the second year after winning the same distinction in 2023.

The Grand Travel Awards (GTA) have been organised continuously for 26 years by the professional travel magazine Reis and the same company's website, Travel News, in Norway and Sweden, constituting the industry's most important annual meeting in all areas of local tourism.

The Chargé d'Affaires of the Greek Embassy in Oslo, Konstantinos Danassis, and Maria Zevgoula from the EOT Service of Scandinavia attended and received the awards.

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Norwegians' preference for Greece was confirmed immediately after its award at the international tourism fair Reiselivsmessen/Travelxpo 2024, held from January 13 to 14 at the Telenor Arena in Oslo, Norway.

The E.O.T. participated in the exhibition with a stand of 18 sq.m. and co-exhibited the Region of Crete, the Regional Unit of Chania, and the Region of K. Macedonia. The country's participation concluded with the finding that Greece is one of the top travel destinations for Norwegians.

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Reiselivsmessen/Travelxpo 2024 was attended by 166 Exhibitors from all over the world, including Tourist Offices and representatives of State Tourism Organizations, mainly from countries outside Europe.

The visitors, who according to the organisers amounted to approximately 10,000 people, showed a special interest in Greece and in particular in alternative tourism destinations, which combine the natural environment with access to the sea, while an important incentive for holidays in our country is the rich Greek gastronomy.

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Greece is one of the most favourite tourist destinations of Norwegians with a high rate of repeat visitors, especially the 50+ age group who make trips four times on average, are of a high-income level and appreciate the country's cultural wealth, authentic natural environment and Greek cuisine.

READ MORE: Greece and Rhodes topped UK travel searches in 2023.

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