Deputy Culture & Tourism Minister Giorgos Nikitiadis on Monday held a series of contacts in Paris focusing on further boosting tourist arrivals in Greece, which in 2010 recorded an increase of 24 pct compared with last year.
Earlier in the day, Nikitiadis met with Club Mediterranee President / CEO Henri Giscard d’Estaing and invited him to consider the new investment environment and opportunities available in the country.
The Club Med president underlined that the goal is to improve the quality of services provided in Club Med facilities in Greece and referring to the closed Club Med Hotel facilities in Kefalos, on the SE Aegean island of Kos, he pledged that it will reopen as soon as technical difficulties are overcome, leaving open the likelihood of new investments on Crete and elsewhere in Greece.
Nikitiadis also met with TRANSAVIA chief executives requesting more flights to be scheduled for destinations in Greece, as well as, with Atout France, the French government tourist office, senior officials.
Nikitiadis is in Paris representing the ministry at the Greek delegation, headed by government vice-president Theodoros Pangalos, who was invited to attend the inauguration of the exhibition entitled “Ancient Macedonia: In the Kingdom of Alexander the Great” to be hosted at the Louvre from Oct. 13, 2011 until Jan. 16, 2012.