Tourism season’s extension strategy is bearing fruit, GNTO’s Fragakis tells ANA

The tourism season’s extension strategy is bearing fruit and already from this year we have tangible results, Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) general secretary Dimitris Fragakis said to Athens-Macedonian News Agency on Sunday.

He also noted that GNTO always had as the main pillar of its initiatives the extension of the season. Focusing on this year’s tourism period, Fragakis said that “we already have the first results as this year’s tourism season started very early, in early March, and many destinations will have visitors until mid-November.

At the same time, the demand for Athens is very high for the winter with increased flights from many airlines.

“The extension (of the tourism season) is a collective effort which has been supported by everyone: the market’s professionals, the local societies, local administration organisations. Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis’ initiative in 2022 for creating incentives abroad aiming at the extension of the tourism season that GNTO was called to implement worked very well. “Greek tourism is enjoying today the fruit of this initiative.” Fragakis said to ANA.

Fragakis also said that he had a series of contacts with the international markets with spearhead the extension of the tourism seas in the context of the WTM exhibition in London and everything shows that Greece will have the same high performances in 2024.