Greece and Serbia want to boost bilateral tourism ties

Greece and Serbia want to boost bilateral tourism ties

On Wednesday, the Greek minister of Tourism, Elena Kountoura met with the Serbian ambassador to Greece, Dusan Spasojevic in order to examine possible ways to boost the bilateral co-operation in the tourism sector and how to increase tourist flows to Greece from Serbia and vice versa.

Their meeting comes as a continuation of the Greek-Serbian High-level Cooperation Council that had taken place in the northern Greek city of Thesssaloniki where an agreement on bilateral touristic co-operation had been signed.

According to the announcement published by the Greek Ministry of Tourism, Elena Kountoura stressed that, for Greece, Serbia is a dynamic market and thanks to a very particular programme within the past three years there has been a double digit increase in arrivals.

Mr Spasojevic agreed on the constantly higher numbers of Serbs who choose to come to Greece for the holidays and he mentioned how interested his compatriots are in “newly” advertised/promoted Greek destinations.

The two of them discussed about Greece’s participation in the 2018 International Belgrade Tourism Fair (International Fair of Tourism (ITTFA)
Sajam Turizma) which is ranked as the largest tourist event in the country and Southeast Europe. This year, it will be the very first time that the island of Rhodes will be represented there. The 40th such fair is to be held in the Serbian capital on February 22-25. Greece will be the country of honour.

Photo: IFT 2016 /

The Greek minister will attend the Fair where he will hold several meetings aiming at promoting the touristic market of the country…/IBNA

Main Photo: Greek Ministry of Tourism