Tourism: Greece is targeting Saudi Arabian market

20 April, 16:29

    (ANSAmed) - ATHENS, APRIL 20 - Greece's alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura is in Riyadh in an aim to tap into the vast potential of the Saudi Arabian market to support growth in Greek tourism. As Greek Travel Pages (GTP) website reports, Kountoura is scheduled to have a series of meetings with government representatives, aiming to attract new investments and high income visitors from Saudi Arabia to Greece. Her agenda will include meetings with the president of the Saudi Commission for Tourism and Antiquities (SCTA), Prince Sultan bin Salman bin; the transport minister, Abdulaziz bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; the deputy minister of health, Mohammed Al Khoshaim; the deputy minister of information and communication, Abdullah Al Jasser; and the chairman of Saudi's Kingdom Holding Company, Al Waleedbin Talalbin Abdulaziz AlSaud. During her stay in Riyadh, she attended the 1st Greek Tourism Workshop on Sunday. The workshop included presentations of Greek destinations, meetings with Saudi governmental authorities as well as B2B meetings between Greek sector professionals and Arab travel agents. According to SETE figures, a 33% increase has been recorded in the number of arrivals from the UAE to Greece last year. (ANSAmed).

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