Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis stressed that an overall increase in tourism to Greece, mainly from Russia, is expected in the summer months, adding that "an increase is also being observed from America as well."
On the occasion of the conclusion of his visit to the United States, Nikitiadis gave a press conference at Greece's Press and Communication Office in New York, underlining that "tourism is an unbelievable goldmine for our country."

Replying to questions on  domestic developments, Nikitiadis expressed the opinion that "elections will not take place. They will have no benefit for the country in this period. All the limits for consensus must be exhausted."