Indian tourists in Greece – growth over 80% in 2018
The number of Indian tourist arrivals in Greece grew over 80% in 2018, according to the Greek Tourism Ministry, and there are optimistic prospects for even higher growth in 2019.
This shows the great interest of the Indians for Greece and its culture, as well as the efficiency of the Greek Tourism Organization’s program to promote Greece as a tourist destination in this dynamically growing economy and tourism market.
The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) was present for the third year in a row in India’s largest tourist exhibition “Outbound Travel Mart” (OTM), which took place in Mumbai from 23 to 25 January 2019. The Greek Pavilion was attended by Indian Tourism Minister Mr. Alphons Kannanthanam and thousands of Indian tourist agents, confirming that Greece is one of the fastest growing tourist destinations for the Indians.
The Head of the Greek mission was the Secretary-General of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Mr. Konstantinos Tsegas, who met with important representatives of the Indian tourist market (Thomas Cook / India, Gems Tours Andr Travels, Cox & Kings, etc.) and with the members of the film industry of the country, with whom he discussed the prospects for the expansion of the tourist season and the opening of new destinations for tourism 365 days a year.
The Ambassador of Greece to India, Mr. Panos Kalogeropoulos, in his interview underlined that the sheer increase in numbers of the tourist visas from India for Greece serves as a proof that Greek tourism products and services are of the excellent quality and that Indians who visit Greece are its best promoters
The participants in OTM had an opportunity to get to know a small but focused sample of these services and we hope they will try to strengthen their cooperation with the Greek travel industry companies, thus recommending Greece to the wider Indian audience.