Olga Kefalogianni

Tourism minister meets with foreign ambassadors over joint ventures

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni held consecutive meetings with the ambassadors of Switzerland and Albania on Friday.

During her meeting with Swiss Ambassador Stefan Estermann, they discussed the planning of joint actions between the two countries, and jointly promoting sustainability and innovation in tourism.

Kefalogianni to visit Istanbul to discuss tourism initiatives

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni is to visit Istanbul on Monday. During her three-day stay, the minister will meet with Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew, visit the new Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) offices and have contacts with businesspeople and tourism-sector organizations, such as the Turkey Travel Agencies Association (TURSAB).

Ministers look into ways of improving tourism studies

The ministers of tourism, Olga Kefalogianni, and education, religion and sports, Kyriakos Pierrakakis, on Thursday discussed ways to improve tourism education and training.

Kefalogianni noted that improving tourism studies and increasing the skills of tourism workers were closely linked to attempts to improve Greece's tourism product, which is a priority goal for the government.

Promoting Greek tourism through new media

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni told Skai TV on Wednesday that the ministry aims to dynamically promote Greece in foreign markets using new media, such as TikTok and others, while expressing her optimism for the new tourism season.

Referring to 2023, she noted that it was a record year for arrivals and revenues, exceeding the figures of 2019.

Greece sends a clear message of safety abroad

The political leadership of the Ministry of Tourism was engaged in a race to deal with the crisis in the tourism industry on Monday, following the massive fire on the island of Rhodes.

Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni, as well as her deputy, Elena Rapti, arrived on the island on Sunday, in order to help manage the situation.