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Greek Workshop Jan. 12

Greek Workshop Jan. 12Greek Workshop Jan. 12

The 2nd Greek Tourism Workshop will be held in Tehran on January 12, 2016. The event will be held in a luxury hotel and will be attended by Greek Deputy Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura.

The workshop aims to introduce Greece to the Iranian market, boosting the flow of high income tourists to the Mediterranean country grappling with a formidable debt crisis since 2009. The events are organized under the auspices of the ministry of tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organization in cooperation with leading tourism companies.

It is a joint initiative of Tourism Today Events and Mideast (bodies that organize B2B events and have a deep knowledge of the tourism market in Arab countries) aiming to introduce Greece in the developing and growing markets of Iran, Saudi Arabia, and the UAE, according to the Greek Reporter.

The final deadline for the submission of application forms, by hotel businesses is December 28. It was reported that at least twelve hotels have submitted applications and the workshop committee is expected to sign deals with other Greek tourism businesses.

As part of the workshop events, several Greek destinations will be presented to a selected audience of local tourism businesses and media.

After the workshop in Tehran the second Greek Tourism Workshop will be held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia on April 5, and another in the UAE capital Abu Dhabi  in spring targeting the Arab tourist market.