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Gov't pledges to support sea cruise sector following cabotage's axing

Δημοσίευση 3 Δεκεμβρίου 2010, 10:40 / Ανανεώθηκε 27 Ιουνίου 2013, 14:55
Gov't pledges to support sea cruise sector following cabotage's axing
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Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis on Thursday presented what he called the country’s significant prospects in sea cruise and investments in Greek ports, following the long-sought abolition of cabotage by the government.

Culture and Tourism Deputy Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis on Thursday presented what he called the country’s significant prospects in sea cruise and investments in Greek ports, following the long-sought abolition of cabotage by the government.

Addressing the 8th Seatrade Med world congress in Cannes, the Greek minister presented developments in the local tourism sector, and particularly changes and prospects of sea cruises, as a form of incoming tourism, developing fly/cruise packages to regional airports and offering specialized facilities and services for sea tourism. Nikitiadis met with the heads of sea cruise industry, such as Manfredi Lefebvre d’ Olivio (chairman of SilverSea Cruises) and president of the European Sea Cruise Council, Tim Marking, secretary-general of the Council, Giovanni Spadoni, chairman of Med Cruise, the Association of Mediterranean Sea Cruise Ports (including more than 70 ports).

The minister told sea cruise executives that Greece will support the industry through a new fast track investments law.