Major participations in the Greek-Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 in the United Arab Emirates

07/06/2021 The works of the Greek – Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 in the United Arab Emirates were completed last Tuesday. The workshop, with a focus on the UAE market, is part of a course of Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021 events, organized by Tourism Media & Events towards the direction of enhancing  luxury tourism in Greece.

The Greek – Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 was held with the ultimate goal of attracting high-income tourists to Greece. It is commonplace that the Arabic market is one of the main sources of incoming travelers to Greece.

The event, which ended on June 1, was attended by the largest and most important travel agents of the United Arab Emirates, confirming their special interest in Greece, both for well-known destinations, such as Mykonos and Santorini, and for new destinations, such as Crete and Preveza.

The event took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Greek Embassy in the UAE, based in Abu Dhabi.

The main Sponsor of the event was the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Sponsors were the Region of Crete and Mideast Travel Worldwide, while the Honored Destination was the Municipality of Preveza.

It is highlighted that the date and time of the event was critical mainly due to the recent visit of the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Theocharis to the Middle East. The mobility of travel agents was ensured by the organization of the ATM(Arabian Travel Market), and the operation of flights made by Flydubai, Wiizair Abudabi, and of course Etihad and Emirates.

It is pointed out that at the beginning of the event a webinar was held with presentations of destinations and gastronomic products of Greece, to representatives of large and specialized local media, thus ensuring maximum publicity of the event.

The event was honored by the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis, and Mr. Pantelis Gassios, Advisor Counselor for Economic and Commercial Affairs of the Embassy of Greece in Abu Dhabi.

Presentations were made by the Director General of GNTO, Mrs. Sofia Lazaridou, Dr. Kyriakos G. Kotsoglou, Authorized Consultant of Tourism & e-Government, and Mr. Nikos Alexakis, Head of Tourism from the Region of Crete, and Mr. Leonidas Argyros, the Deputy Mayor of Municipality of Preveza,

Greek-Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 kicks off today in the United Arab Emirates

31/05/2021 The Greek – Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 opens today, May 31, 2021, in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). The workshop, with a focus on the UAE market, is part of a course of Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021 events, organized by Tourism Media & Events towards the direction of enhancing  luxury tourism in Greece.

The Greek – Arabic Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 is conducted with the ultimate goal of attracting high-income tourists to Greece. It is commonplace that the Arabic market is one of the main sources of incoming travelers for Greece.

The event will end on June 1, after the holding of hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings. It is part of a sequel of successful online events for the promotion of Greek touristic product in key foreign markets.

It is noted that the event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Greek Embassy in the UAE. based in Abu Dhabi.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Sponsor is the Region of Crete and the Honored Destination is the Municipality of Preveza.

In general, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, combined with the effects of the health crisis in both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, makes it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism in the after-pandemic era.

More events to promote luxury tourism in Greece will follow suit: in the USA on October 25-27, 2021, and in the Benelux (with a focus on Luxembourg) on ​​November 18-20, 2021.

The Greek Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to tourism companies and the public entities that are interested in promoting their services and products around luxury tourism.

70-80 local travel agents and 10-15 distinguished media participate in each event in terms of markets for tourism, ensuring the maximum possible publicity of the event.

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online event, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture operating in the Arabic market.

High expectations from the Russian touristic market | What we learned during the Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021

17/05/2021 The works of the Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 were completed last Friday, May 14, 2021.

The workshop came at the forefront of Russia’s luxury tourism market and was crowned with success in the light of the Covid-19 conditions since hundreds of business meetings took place between Greek tourism companies and destinations.

The interest for the touristic season of 2021 was confirmed by the high participation, while the Russian agents showed special attention to new tourist destinations creating a legacy for a positive 2022.

The Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 was held with the ultimate goal of promoting Greek luxury tourism in the Russian market. The purpose was to contribute to the effort of restoring the Russian visitors’ numbers close to those of 2019 which coincides with GNTO’s strategic goals in Russia.

It is highlighted that the participants have been leveraged by the recent visit of the Minister of Tourism Mr. Theocharis to Moscow but also the current flight scheme in Russia which bans outbound flights to Turkey until June.

This event is part of a sequence of successful online events organized by Tourism Media & Events that aim to promote the tourist product of Greece in key markets abroad.

It is noted that the event took place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Greek Embassy in Moscow.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor is Aegean Airlines and the sponsors are the Region of Crete, the Region of Central Greece, the Region of Peloponnese, and the Greek Breakfast.

Honored Destination is the Municipality of Preveza.

At the beginning of the event, a webinar was held with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products to representatives of large and specialized local media in Russia which ensured the maximum publicity of the event.

The event was opened by the General Secretary of GNTO, Mr. Dimitris Fragakis, and was afterwards honored with the presence of the Minister Counselor of the Hellenic Republic in Russia, Mr. Stavros Venizelos, and the Director of GNTO Russia, Mr. Polykarpos Efstathiou.

Presentations were made by the office of GNTO Russia, by the Marketing Specialist, Mr. George Mavromatis, by the Region of Crete, Dr. Kyriakos G. Kotsoglou, Authorized Consultant of Tourism & e-Government, and Mr. Nikos Alexakis, Head of Tourism, by the Region of Central Greece, the Deputy Regional Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Region of Central Greece, Mr. Elias Bourmas and Mrs. Marianna Liaskou, by the Region of Peloponnese, Mrs. Katerina Giatrakou, Strategic Associate of the Peloponnese Region for DMS, from the Municipality of Preveza, the Deputy Mayor, Mr. Leonidas Argyros and from AEGEAN AIRLINES Mr. Nikolay Toktaev, Sales Executive of Aegean Airlines in Russia.

12-14 May | Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021

11/05/2021 The Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 opens its doors on Wednesday 12 May 2021.

The workshop, with a focus on the Russian market, is part of a course Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021 events, organized by Tourism Media & Events.

The Greek – Russian Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 is held with the ultimate goal of promoting luxury tourism in Greece, which constitutes the main source of incoming travelers to Greece.

This event, which will end on May 14 – after hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings between Greek tourism companies and destinations with 90 Russian Tour Operators and travel agents specializing in Luxury tourism – is a continuation of the successful online events for the promotion of the tourist product of Greece in key foreign markets.

The event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Greek Embassy in Moscow.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor is Aegean Airlines. Other sponsors are the Region of Crete, the Region of Central Greece, the Region of Peloponnese, and the Greek Breakfast.

Honored Destination is the Municipality of Preveza.

In general, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, combined with the effects of the health crisis in both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, makes it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism in the after-pandemic era. The Russian market, a prevalent last-minute market, presents certain dynamics this summer.

The events throughout 2021 will take place online through a leading, specially designed, professional platform.

The next events for the promotion of luxury tourism in Greece will take place in Dubai on May 31-June 1, 2021, in the USA in October 2021, and in the Benelux (with a focus on Luxembourg) in November 2021.

The Greek Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to tourism companies and public bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around luxury tourism.

90-95 local tour operators and 10-15 distinguished media participate in each event representing the tourism market and seeking the maximum possible publicity of the event.

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online event, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture operating in the Russian market.

The Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 has been completed

28/04/2021 The Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 event in Denmark completed its works on Tuesday, April 20, 2021.

Danish tour operators are currently showing special interest in traveling all year round from Denmark to Greece, discovering new forms of alternative tourism.

At the same time,  the representatives of tourism and the importers and wholesalers saw the dynamics of Greek gastronomy through their meetings with Greek exporters in the field of F&B.

The above finding is the aftermath of the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Denmark, which completed its works on Tuesday afternoon, April 20.

The workshop of Tourism Media & Events is part of a course of events following these of Germany, the United Kingdom, and France that took place last March. For 2021, in the field of alternative tourism and gastronomy more events are to come, in Sweden next December.

The first half of Tourism Media & Events concludes with two workshops on luxury tourism and gastronomy, in Russia (May 12-14) and the United Arab Emirates on May 31.

The main Sponsor of the event was the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Honored Region of the event was the Region of Crete.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor of the event is AEGEAN AIRLINES.

The new profile of AEGEAN AIRLINES and its flight program in Scandinavia and Greece was presented by Ms. Helena Popp, Regional Key Accounts Manager. Other Sponsors were the Region of Epirus and the “Greek Breakfast” of the Hotel Chamber of Greece.

At the beginning of the event last Monday, a webinar was held with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products, not only to travel agents and importers but also to representatives of large and specialized local media in France, which ensured the maximum publicity of the event.

The event was honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Greece in Denmark, Mr. Nikolaos Kotrokois, and the Deputy Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Sofia Zacharaki.

Presentations were made by the Director of GNTO Scandinavia and the Baltic States,  Mr. Pavlos Mourmas, the Region of Crete Mr. Nikos Alexakis, Head of Tourism and Mr. Kyriakos Kotsoglou, Authorized Consultant of Tourism & e-Government of the Region of Crete and from the Region of Epirus, the Director of Tourism, Mrs. Ioulia Markoula.

 

19-20 April the Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021

19/04/2021 The Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 opens its doors today.

The workshop with a focus on the Danish market is part of a course of the Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021 events, organized by Tourism Media & Events.

The Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 with the ultimate goal of highlighting the alternative forms of tourism in Greece, and the promotion of Greek F&B in the Danish market, which is a key market of incoming travelers to Greece.

The event, which will end on April 20 – after hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings – is a continuation of successful online alternative tourism and gastronomy events in the markets of Belgium, Poland, the United Kingdom, France and of Germany.

The event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO and the Greek Embassy in Denmark.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Honored Region is the Region of Crete.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor is Aegean Airlines Other sponsors are the Region of Epirus, the Greek Breakfast, and the Municipality of Karystos.

In general, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, combined with the effects of the health crisis in both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, makes it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism the next day. Therefore, the events throughout 2021 will take place online through a leading, specially designed, professional platform.

In parallel with the event for alternative tourism, there will be a simultaneous event for the agri-food sector, with a barrage of B2B meetings, seeking to highlight the benefits arising from the connection of tourism with gastronomy.

For the promotion of alternative tourism and gastronomy in Greece, another event will take place in Sweden in December 2021.

For the promotion of luxury tourism and Greek agricultural products, our company organizes the Greek Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops, having selected the following countries: Russia 5-7 May 2021, Dubai, 12-13 May 2021, USA, October 2021, and the Benelux, in November 2021.

The Greek Alternative & Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to tourism companies and public bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around alternative tourism and/or luxury tourism. The Greek Gastronomy Workshops are of direct interest to export companies that wish to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key markets in Europe.

70-80 local travel agents (in the case of the United Kingdom the participation exceeded all previous ones) and tour operators of the market, and for the agricultural sector, 40-50 buyers participate in each event (importers, wholesalers, supermarket chains, delicatessens, etc.).

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online events, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture.

Over 800 B2B meetings at the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in France

French tour operators are currently showing special interest in traveling all year round to Greece, discovering the different forms of alternative tourism in Greece. At the same time, the representatives of French tourism and the French importers and wholesalers saw the dynamics of Greek gastronomy through their meetings with Greek exporters in the F&B field.

The above finding is the aftermath of the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in France, which was completed on Thursday, April 15.

The event featured 817 B2B meetings and was attended by 77 travel agents, journalists, as well as 48 companies, French importers, and wholesalers coming from the food and beverage sector.

This workshop of Tourism Media & Events is part of a course of events following those of Germany and the United Kingdom that took place in March. More events for alternative tourism and gastronomy will follow, with the market of Denmark (April 19-20) and Sweden next December.

The first half of Tourism Media & Events concludes with two workshops on luxury tourism and gastronomy, in Russia (May 12-14) and the United Arab Emirates on May 31.

Interesting for Season 2021 
The interest in the tourist season of 2021 was underlined by the high participation in the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in France. The French agents learned about new Greek products in the tourism sector, showing special attention to the new tourist destinations. The great potential of our country in the field of thematic tourism with a focus on walking, climbing, diving, and sports tourism creates a legacy for a very positive 2022.

The majority of French tour operators and agents estimated that, despite the pandemic conditions, the French want to travel in Fall 2021,  marking the extension of the tourist season.

The main Sponsor of the event was the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Honored Region of the event was the Region of South Aegean.

Honored Gastronomic Region of the event was the Region of Crete.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor of the event is AEGEAN AIRLINES, while the Sponsors were the Region of Epirus, the Region of Central Greece, the Municipality of Athens, the New Hotel, and the “Greek Breakfast” of the Hotel Chamber of Greece.

At the beginning of the event last Tuesday, a webinar was held with presentations of destinations and gastronomic products of Greece, not only to travel agents and importers to representatives of large and specialized local media in France, which ensured the maximum publicity of the event.

The event was honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Greece in France, Mrs. Aglaia Balta, the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis. The Minister referred to the dynamics of the Greek tourism product stating that Greece has come to be a safe travel destination in view of the re-opening of tourism in Greece, on May 14.

Presentations were made by the director of GNTO France, Mrs. Dimitra Voziki, the Deputy Regional Governor of the South Aegean, Mr. Ioannis Margaritis, Mrs. Aspasia Stavroulaki from the Agricultural Partnership of the Region of Crete, the consultant of the Regional Business Support Center, of the Epirus Region, Mrs. Ioulia Markoula, the Deputy Regional Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Region of Central Greece, Mr. Elias Bourma, and Mrs. Marianna Liaskou from the office of the Deputy Regional Minister of Tourism and Culture of the Region of Central Greece.

The new profile of AEGEAN AIRLINES and its flight program in France and Greece was presented by the French Business Development Director of AEGEAN AIRLINES, Mr. Jordane Vergne.

Great opening for the Greek – French Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021

13/04/2021

The workshop, with a focus on the French market, is part of a course of the Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021, organized by Tourism Media & Events.

The Greek-French Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 is held with the ultimate goal of highlighting the alternative forms of tourism in Greece, as well as the promotion of food and beverages to the French market, which is one of the main sources of incoming travelers to Greece.

The event will conclude on April 15 with the conduction of hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings. It is a sequel to a course of successful online alternative tourism and gastronomy events in the markets of Belgium, Poland, the United Kingdom, and Germany.

It is noted that the event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Greek Embassy in France.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

The official Air Carrier sponsor is Aegean Airlines. Other sponsors are the Region of Epirus, the Region of Central Greece, the Business Support Center of the Region of Central Greece, the Municipality of Athens, the New Hotel, and the Greek Breakfast.

In the french event, the Honored Region is the Region of the South Aegean and the honored gastronomic Region is the Region of Crete.

In general, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, combined with the effects of the health crisis in both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, makes it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism the next day. Therefore, the events throughout 2021 will take place online through a leading, specially designed, professional platform.

In parallel with the event for alternative tourism, there will be a simultaneous event for the agri-food sector, with a barrage of B2B meetings, seeking to highlight the benefits arising from the connection of tourism with gastronomy.

More events for the promotion of alternative tourism and gastronomy of Greece will follow suit. The workshop in the market of Denmark will take place April 19-20 and in Sweden, in December 2021.

For the promotion of luxury tourism and Greek agricultural products, our company organizes the Greek Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops, having selected the following countries: Russia 5-7 May 2021, Dubai, 12-13 May 2021, USA, October 2021, and the Benelux, on November 2021.

It is pointed out that the Greek Alternative & Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to Tourism Businesses and Public Bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around alternative or luxury tourism. On the other hand, the Greek Gastronomy Workshops are of direct interest to export companies that wish to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key markets in Europe.

70-80 local travel agents (in the case of the United Kingdom the participation exceeded all previous ones) and tour operators of the market, and for the agricultural sector, 40-50 buyers participate in each event (importers, wholesalers, supermarket chains, delicatessens, etc.).

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online events, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of destinations and gastronomic products of Greece. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture.

684 B2B meetings at the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in the United Kingdom

26/03/2021 The way opens for the extension of the tourist season from the British market to Greece, through the alternative forms of tourism.

The above finding are the aftermath of the 1st Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in the United Kingdom, which completed its works on Wednesday, March 24.

The event featured 684 appointments (B2B meetings) and was attended by 117 travel agents and journalists, as well as 37 companies, British importers and wholesalers in the food and beverage sector.

This workshop of Tourism Media & Events is part of a course of events following that of Germany. More events are scheduled with the markets of France (April 13-15) and Denmark (April 19-20), focusing on alternative tourism and gastronomy.

The first half of Tourism Media & Events concludes with two workshops on luxury tourism and gastronomy in Russia and the United Arab Emirates, next May.

The interest in Greek tourism is extremely positive for the touristic year of 2021, as illustrated by the high participation. The British agents learned the new products of Greece in the tourism sector, showed special interest in new tourist destinations, creating a hopeful vibe for a touristic 2022.

The majority of British Tour Operators and Agents estimated that despite the pandemic conditions, the British people want to travel to Greece, hoping that the British government will overturn the stern and lift travel bans for June 2021.

They underlined the great potential that our country has in the field of thematic tourism with a focus on walking, climbing, diving, and sports tourism. The interest of dozens of British importers to get in touch with Greek companies in the food and beverage sector, which are potential ambassadors of Greek tourism through gastronomy, was also remarkable.

The main Sponsor of the event was the Greek National Tourism Organization.
Honored Region of the event was the Region of Crete and Honored Municipality, the Municipality of Preveza.

The official Air Sponsor of the event is AEGEAN AIRLINES, while the Sponsor was the “Greek Breakfast” of the Hotel Chamber of Greece.

At the beginning of the event, a webinar was held with presentations of destinations and gastronomic products of Greece, not only to travel agents and importers but also to representatives of large and specialized local media in the UK.

The event was honored by the presence of the Ambassador of Greece to the United Kingdom, Mr. Ioannis Raptakis, the Minister of Tourism, Mr. Haris Theocharis, and the Secretary General of GNTO, Mr. Dimitris Fraggakis, who also presented the new campaign of the organization.

Presentations were made by Mr. Nikos Alexakis, Head of Tourism, Mr. Kyriakos Kotsoglou, Authorized Consultant of Tourism & e-Government of the Region of Crete, and Mr. Leonidas Argyros, Deputy Mayor.

The new profile of AEGEAN AIRLINES and its flight program in Great Britain and Greece was presented by the Director of Business Development of AEGEAN AIRLINES U.K., Mrs. Victoria Bray.

Οn March 22, the Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in the United Kingdom

22/03/2021 Οpening of the Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in the United Kingdom, 22-24 March.

The UK market consisting of 139 travel agents and journalists, 52 importers and wholesalers, and 32 Greek companies is the second focus market of Tourism Media & Events – after the German one –  in the context of Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021.

The Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 in the United Kingdom, is held for the first time, with the aim of promoting alternative forms of tourism in Greece as well as food and beverages products in the promising British market, which presents certain dynamics in the after Brexit era.

The event lasts for two days with the holding of hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings and is part of a course of successful online events for alternative tourism and gastronomy in the markets of Belgium, Poland, and Germany.

The event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development & Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO, and the Embassy of Greece in the United Kingdom.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor is Aegean Airlines. Other sponsors are the “Greek Breakfast”, the Chamber of Heraklion, Honored Region, the Region of Crete, and Honored Destination, the Municipality of Preveza.

The ongoing pandemic of covid-19  and its effects on both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, make it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism in the aftermath of the pandemic. Therefore, the events for 2021 will be held online through a specially designed, professional, digital platform.

It is emphasized that in parallel with the event for alternative tourism, a simultaneous event for the agri-food sector is held, with a barrage of B2B meetings, seeking to highlight the benefits of connecting tourism with gastronomy.

The Region of Crete, 6 municipalities, 13 private tourism companies and 12 companies in the field of gastronomy will attend the workshop.

More events for the promotion of alternative tourism and gastronomy of Greece will follow suit: Denmark, 29-30 March 2021, France, 13-15 April 2021, and Sweden, in December 2021.

For the promotion of luxury tourism and Greek agricultural products, our company organizes the Greek Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops, having selected the following countries: Russia 5-7 May 2021, Dubai, 12-13 May 2021, USA, October 2021, and the Benelux, on November 2021.

It is pointed out that the Greek Alternative & Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to Tourism Businesses and Public Bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around alternative tourism or luxury tourism. On the other hand, the Greek Gastronomy Workshops are of direct interest to export companies that wish to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key markets in Europe.

70-80 local travel agents (in the case of Great Britain, the participation exceeded all previous ones) and tour operators of the respective market, and for the agri-food sector, 40-50 buyers (importers, wholesalers, supermarket chains, delicatessens, etc.).

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online events, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of destinations and gastronomic products of Greece. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture.