Greece earns distinction from WTTC for safe tourism reopening

 Wednesday, April 28, 2021 

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Greece was recently awarded a top international distinction by the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) showcasing the country as a global example for the safe opening of tourism in the pandemic.


The “Global Champion Award for Covid-19 Crisis Management” was received by Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis at a special online event during the WTTC’s annual global conference, which is being held this year in Cancun, Mexico.


Minister Theoharis said in a statement that the WTCC recognised the immense effort]to which the employees, entrepreneurs and all those involved in the provision of tourism services have contributed, in an unprecedented success for Greece. He mentioned that Greece managed to keep the national tourism product alive during a difficult period without precedent.


He shared that at the same time the country also managed to keep alive the hope for millions of people around the world, proving in practice that health safety can be achieved and safety can in turn make travel possible, even in a state of siege from the pandemic.

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