Deputy Culture & Tourism Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis on Friday held successive meetings here with tour operators promoting Greek travel packages in the Russian market, with the latter underlining a notable increase recorded in pre-bookings. The meetings were held on the sidelines of the 18th Moscow international tourism fair, MITT.

During the inauguration of the Greek pavilion on Thursday, Nikitiadis referred to the efforts to further facilitate the easier visa issuance for Russian citizens through the planned establishment of a consulate office in Novosibirsk.

He also referred to the informal summit of EU tourism ministers scheduled to take place on the island of Rhodes in the summer.