At the conference of the Association of Travel Agencies and Counselors from Israel, ITTAA, the Chairman of the Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist and Travel Agencies, FedHATTA, Mr. Lyssandros Tsilidis announced the unity of travel entities and the possibility of attracting more tourism from the Eastern Mediterranean. The conference was held in Cyprus in November. Due to other pressing issues, Mr. Lyssandros himself was not able to physically attend the conference though.
In his greeting to the Israeli and Cypriot tour operators who attended the conference, Mr. Tsilidis commented on the close collaboration which has developed among the bodies of ITTAA, ACTA and FedHATTA which reflect on the development of the Eastern Mediterranean through the newly formed body – EMTTAAS (East Mediterranean Travel and Tourist Agents Associations Synergies), claiming a bigger piece of the ‘pie’ from global tourist to the region.
Within this framework, the annual conference of ITTAA took place in 2016, in Athens, following continuous efforts by FedHATTA.
Mr. Tsilidis expressed his sorrow for not being able to physically attend the conference and to see dear friends from other corners of the Mediterranean. He said that he was happy to have hosted ITTAA in Athens in 2016 and now it was a great opportunity for them to get to know Cyprus.
He went on to say how vital the collaboration of ITTAA, ACTA and FedHATTA was for the development of the hospitality trade in the Eastern Mediterranean. All these Unions became official after having worked together through EMTTAAS.
“The EMTTAAS was an initiative of FedHATTA for the development of the collaboration within the field of tourism in the Eastern Mediterranean and we are thrilled to have not only ACTA but also ITTAA as partners in this significant endeavor”, said Mr. Tsilidis.
Closing off his message to all attendees, he wished them a great stay in Paphos – Cyprus.