Main opposition New Democracy (ND) leader Antonis Samaras proposed on Monday the establishment of a national council on tourism.
Samaras also asked the government to take "drastic initiatives" for the sensitive sector of tourism.
"Because we are hearing a lot about 'consensus' and we are often observing the government trying, through patch-up jobs, to solve serious problems, we are proposing today a simple step of consensus: We are inviting it (the government) to take an initiative for a 'National Council on Tourism' among parties, social partners and collective agencies of the sector," Samaras said in a statement.
The ND leader's proposals also include the creation of an independent tourism ministry, the establishment of a marketing business society, jointly by the public and the private sectors, the introduction of reduced and competitive VAT rates for the tourist industry and fighting bureaucratic procedures.