“Greece has been globally recognised for its hospitality, its natural beauty, its culture, its history, its people. With its dynamic presence in all forums, it co-shapes the future of tourism with all the important leaders of the market”, Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias said from the Global Leaders Dialogues conference held in Riyadh, underlining that Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has guided the country with specific actions in the model of sustainable tourism.
In this context, Kikilias characterised the balance between tourism development and environmental protection as necessary for the future of the next generations.
Kikilias held a working meeting with the CEO of the Saudia airline company, Ibrahim Koshy, who informed him that travelers to Greece are already showing a 20% increase compared to 2019, while he announced that in 2023 flights from in Saudi Arabia will increase.
He also met with the CEO of Flyadeal, Con Corfiatis, who expressed his interest in the company’s air connection with Thessaloniki and Crete.
Finally, the Minister of Tourism met with the US Deputy Assistant Secretary Mark Keam. During the working meeting, the excellent cooperation between the two countries in the tourism sector, as well as the positive results of the tourist season, were confirmed.