Greek hotels spearheading recovery
The "day after" for Greek hotels, through the utilization of the available financial tools of the National Recovery Plan "Greece 2.0", was discussed today at the conference on "The next day of the Greek Hotel, utilizing the financial means" co-organized by the Ministry Of Tourism and the Hotel Chamber of Greece, at the Lighthouse of the Cultural Center Stavros Niarchos Foundation (KPISN), with simultaneous internet transmission.
The Recovery Fund creates opportunities
During the meeting, the Minister of Tourism Mr. Haris Theocharis pointed out the opportunities provided by the resources of the Recovery Fund for Greek tourism, while emphasizing the need for progress in vaccination which is crucial for this summer. Specifically, the Minister of Tourism stated that "we have a debt - and it is the primary debt - to ourselves, to our relatives and more broadly in our homeland and to our foreign guests to be vaccinated. I am afraid that there are many more who have not realized that this summer for Greek Tourism depends on the fastest possible progress of vaccinations. The negligible positivity at our gateways clearly shows that the increase in COVID-19 cases in Greece is not related to tourism. That is why we have an even greater obligation to contribute with all our might to accelerating the vaccination program. "
Mr. Theocharis added that "the protection of health with the contribution of all of us is the necessary bedrock, on which the future of the hotel and tourism industry in Greece can be solidly built. The opportunity given to us by the European Fund for Recovery from the effects of the pandemic is unique: We have at our disposal 260 million euros to start the substantial and long-term transformation of Greek Tourism ". He concluded by...