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Greece's Tourism Vision and Eos Villas' Commitment to Sustainability

Greece is steadfast in its commitment to harness tourism as a vital component of its economic growth strategy, announced Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni in a virtual address at the 5th Southeast Europe & East Med conference held in Washington DC this week.

Addressing the event, co-organized by Kathimerini English Edition, the Delphi Economic Forum, and the Hellenic American Leadership Council (HALC), Minister Kefalogianni emphasized the resilience of Greece's tourism sector in the face of unprecedented challenges. She highlighted the sector's notable recovery, citing significant growth in both visitor numbers and revenue.

Minister Kefalogianni outlined the ministry's key priorities, including the effective utilization of EU Recovery and Resilience Facility funds for sustainable and equitable tourism development projects across Greece. These projects focus on upgrading infrastructure and promoting diverse tourism segments such as mountain, spa & wellness, and marine and diving tourism.

Recognizing the importance of maintaining a balance between tourism growth, community needs, and environmental conservation, Minister Kefalogianni stressed the need for responsible tourism practices. She emphasized the involvement of local communities in tourism development as a means of empowering them economically. At Eos Villas, responsible tourism is a core value, and we are deeply committed to sustainable practices. We also prioritize involving local communities and our property owners in the development of our programme, ensuring that our initiatives benefit everyone involved.

Moreover, Greece is actively seeking collaboration with neighbouring countries to address common challenges and explore new opportunities in tourism. Minister Kefalogianni highlighted the country's efforts to share knowledge and expertise for mutual benefit.

Minister Kefalogianni highlighted Greece's commitment to sustainability and innovation in tourism, emphasizing the country's efforts to incorporate sustainable practices into its development model. We at Eos Villas, are delighted to hear about Greece's initiatives to foster growth in tourism markets while prioritizing sustainability.

Ultimately, Greece endeavours to diversify and enhance its tourism offerings, ensuring a sustainable and inclusive tourism sector for the benefit of both visitors and local communities, something we are also working towards.

Image: Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni. Photo source: Greek Tourism Ministry.
16-02-24

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