Σε νέες αγορές στοχεύει ο ελληνικός τουρισμός

Στη Βραζιλία, τις ΗΠΑ και τον Καναδά θα επικεντρωθεί η νέα καμπάνια για την προβολή του ελληνικού τουρισμού το 2016, καθώς αυτές είναι οι νέες αγορές - στόχοι για το ελληνικό τουριστικό προϊόν, όπως γνωστοποίησε η αναπληρώτρια υπουργός Οικονομίας, Ανάπτυξης και Τουρισμού, Έλενα Κουντουρά, μιλώντας σήμερα σε εκδήλωση του Ξενοδοχειακού Επιμελητηρίου Ελλάδος.

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Greek wine in spotlight at fundraiser 0

The Greek community of Niagara wants to wine and dine you.

One month after its popular annual festival, the group is hosting another event to share its culture, and specifically its wine, with the community.

The second annual Dionysia: A Night in the Greek Vineyard celebration takes place Oct. 17, beginning at 6 p.m. in the Greek Community of Niagara main hall, 585 Niagara St.

Detailing both the history and future of the Greek wine industry, the evening will be filled with wine sampling, Greek dining and entertainment, said Constance Droganes, an organizer with the group’s Hellenic heritage and culture committee.

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Greek tourism sector setting new record highs

(ANSAmed) - MILAN, OCTOBER 22 - Greece is seeing a record number of tourists this year, said Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura in confirming a preliminary forecast of 26 million visitors and 15 billion euros in revenue expected by the end of the year. Longstanding markets were the cause, she said, noting that ''Great Britain, France, Germany and especially Italy, which has shown us friendship and support in these months,'' were behind the trend, Kountoura told ANSAmed in Milan, where on Wednesday she attended Greece's National Day at the Expo. The figures will surpass even 2014, which saw a record 22 million arrivals and 13.5 billion euros in revenue. While it is true that geopolitical issues in the Mediterranean have penalized staunch rivals such as Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Turkey - shifting flows to other EU members such as Spain, Italy and France - Greece's success was mainly due to ''our competitive prices combined with the quality of service and the constant growth trend for tourism in recent years,'' she added. Kountoura said that higher prices on the islands of Mykonos, Rhodes, Naxos, Paros and Skiatos due to the loss of a 30% reduction in VAT was not of much concern.

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Greece wins at the alternative tourism

CNN channel conducted a report on alternative tourism in Greece, where, as it turned out, the country occupies a leading position in particular mentioned tours for collecting snails, graffiti, tours to medieval fortresses and religious trips, as well as Greek cooking lessons.

Alternative tourism in Greece is able to attract more audience of tourists. Derogation from the usual stereotypes enables tour operators to gain speed, while companies in other countries are going bankrupt.

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