Peloponnisos Chambers collaborate to market tourism, agrifood

Published on : Wednesday, November 20, 2019

Tourism and the primary sector with special importance on agrifood were at the center of Peloponnisos Expo of 2019 arranged last week in Tripoli.


During the five-day expo, over 12,000 visitors had the opportunity to know more about products and services from both the sectors. This included the participation of more than 220 exhibitors and dozens of buyers who had their best prospects to organize B2B meetings and endorse collaborations.


The event was co-organized by the seven Peloponnese regional unit chambers of commerce, specifically those of Arcadia, Argolida, Achaia, Corinthia, Ilia, Laconia and Messinia, with the prime target to attract the regional stakeholders, set up common ground, earmark policy related problems, and foster collaborations which will boost local economies.


Regardless of its wealth in destinations, the Peloponnese Region is failing to keep the pace with the tourism flows. All set to tap the huge potential, local tourism stakeholders and policymakers are finally joined hands to create a plan that will uplift the destinations into the new era, pulling in more international travelers who will chose to stay longer and spend more.


In this direction, the Peloponnisos Expo 2019 organized a day event with expert speakers discussing on the development of religious, alternative, fishing, hiking, wellness and medical tourism; ways on capitalizing on the history of the Peloponnese and its main role in the Greek Revolution of 1821 to be marked in a 2021 bicentenary; growth of sustainable tourism  through synergies; building tourism products for year-long tourism – one bright example is the Menalon Trail, a 75kms, eight-section footpath passing through nine Arcadia villages, which was re-certified earlier this month;


“This year’s event focused primarily on the agrifood sector which for the region is the key driver in addition to all other productive sectors which represent the area of commerce in our region,” Arcadia Chamber of Commerce President Yiannis Troupis tells GTP Headlines.


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