NEW YORK – Greece’s Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos had a series of meeting during his visit to the United States, where he was visiting the 2010 New York Times Travel Show organised by the newspaper “New York Times”.
In statements, Geroulanos stressed that this New York travel fair was very important for the tourism sector and attracted a large number of visitors.
“Our job here is to promote Greece and its comparative advantages, its people and hospitality, its natural wealth and rich cultural heritage. All the things, in order words, that make our country special in these very difficult times,” he told reporters.
According to the minister, the government was waging an “uneven battle” because there was a dearth of both money and technical support, but again stressed the importance of putting in an appearance at the specific travel show.
“Tourism is a strategic sector for the country’s growth and it is extremely important to emerge from the crisis. And we are making our presence felt, both to the visitors that are here, to the international media, but also to our competitors and the markets that we consider crucial,” he said.