G. Patoulis: We will reinforce Attica’s extroversion, in order to make it a 12-month tourism destination.
A roadshow in Russia was held by the executives of the Region of Attica Directorate of Tourism, showcasing the unique possibilities offered in Attica’s individual destinations, for short break holidays, throughout the year.
On Thursday, 3 October 2019, in Moscow, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Greece in Moscow and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) Russia and CIS Office, a Region of Attica tourism promotion presentation took place at a well-known Greek restaurant, before major tourism professionals of Russia – tour operators, journalists and entities of the Russian tourism industry. Over 20 representatives of the Russian tourism market (from TEZ Tour, Coral Travel, Carlson Tourism, PEGAS, Panteon Travel, Rata News, Interfax Tourism and others), had the opportunity to get to know the diverse geographic and thematic travel experiences offered in Attica and savour excellent Greek flavours.
On Friday, 4 October, in cooperation with the Consulate General of Greece in St Petersburg and the GNTO Russia and CIS Office, a tourism promotion presentation of the Region of Attica was held at the restaurant of a well-known hotel in St Petersburg. More than 25 tour operators, journalists and travel editors attended the event, representing companies and organisations, such as Ambotis Holidays, Annex Tour, Beleon Tours, Intourist, Saint Petersburg Center of Tourism, TUI SPB, Commodore World of Travel, the St Petersburg and Leningrad Region Union of Journalists and others.
Statement by the Regional Governor of Attica, George Patoulis
On the occasion of this tourism promotion action, the Regional Governor of Attica, George Patoulis, stated:
Our priority is to showcase the competitive advantages of Attica, its culture and historical monuments, through targeted tourism promotion actions. Our aim is to reinforce Attica’s extroversion, in order to make it a 12-month travel destination. In this context, with coordinated acts and dedicated policies, both in Greece and abroad, we will work towards the enhancement of Attica’s brand name. We will focus on thematic travel, such as MICE and health tourism, since we believe that these can become the fundamental pillars for the developmental restart of Attica Region.
The visit was organised under the coordination of the Executive Regional Councilor for Tourism Promotion, Theodore Koutsogianopoulos.
Both in Moscow and in St Petersburg, the Head of the Region of Attica Directorate of Tourism, Athina Kolyva, elaborated on Attica’s unlimited possibilities for all year round short breaks, while the executives of the Directorate of Tourism showcased the characteristics of mature tourism products that are offered throughout Attica. It is worth noting that the presentations featured the new audiovisual material (video) of Attica Region tourism promotion, while specific fields that primarily interest the Russian travel market were particularly highlighted: health and wellness, ancient and modern culture, luxury/exclusive travel, as well as the options offered in Attica for short getaways to the unique island destinations of the Saronic Gulf.
Special thanks to the GNTO Russia and CIS Office Director, Polykarpos Efstathiou, and its executives, the Consul General of Greece in Moscow, Eleni Vakali, and the Consul General of Greece in St Petersburg, Spyridon Voulgaris, who greatly contributed to the success of this scheduled short roadshow of the Region of Attica in Russia.