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With the participation of 97 Polish tourist agents and tour operators and 12 journalists, the 1st Greek Alternative Tourism Workshop Warsaw 2019 was organised by Tourism Media & Events in collaboration with the Hellenic Tourism Organisation, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, Greek Embassy in Poland, the Hellenic-Polish Chamber of Commerce and Investment, as well as the Hellenic Cultural and Educational Group for UNESCO.

The event took place in Warsaw’s iconic Forteca Kregliccy on October 29, 2019, with the participation of 18 leading companies, organisations and destinations which have activities in the field of alternative tourism in Greece.

during the 1st Greek Alternative Tourism Workshop Warsaw 2019, the Greek Ambassador to Warsaw, Mr. Michalis Daratzikis, addressed the crowd with a speech, while the B2B meetings were initiated by the GNTO Director in Poland and the Czech Republic, Mrs Nikoleta Nikolopoulou.

The Greek ambassador, among other things, underlined the strong ties between the two countries.

At the same time, Mr. Daratzikis welcomed the increase of tourist flow from Poland to Greece, adding that tens of thousands of Greeks are now visiting Poland for tourism as well.

The director of GNTO noted that Greece is a good choice for holidays all year round, since in addition to the good climate and unparalleled beauty, with possibilities of dozens of alternative activities, the country stands out for its unique gastronomy as well.

Greek destinations such as Volos and Halkidiki as well as Aegean Airlines had their own presentations during the event.

As captured in the 1st Greek Alternative Tourism Workshop Warsaw 2019, Greece is one of the world’s paradises of alternative Tourism with high quality Geoparks, ski resorts, hundreds of international hiking routes, dozens of rivers and streams.

At the same time, Greece has various diving tourism units, perhaps the world’s top climbing tracks and top Golf Courses, with Costa Navarino in the Peloponnese.

Now, Greece is developing wine tourism, as well as gastronomy, with unique routes that are easily accessible; routes which stimulate the feeling of authentic experience that the tourist is looking for 365 days a year, elements that were strongly highlighted during the event.

Sponsors of the event, apart from the GNTO were also: Aegean Airlines, the Municipality of Volos, the Tourist Organization of Halkidiki, Sitia Geopark, Lesvos Geopark, Psiloritis Geopark and Costa Navarino. Also: Anthidon Estate, Arapakis Historic Castle – Pandora, Axia Hospitality, Cosmorama, Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts, Grecotel Hotels & Resorts – Agrecofarms, Hotelbrain Group, Potos Car Rentals, Swot Hospitality Management Company, Scouras the Ranch.

All the attendees and individuals renewed their appointment for 2020, for the next events of Tourism Media & Events.