Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura had a series of contacts in Tel Aviv, as part of the International Tourism Fair IMTM, to further promote Greek tourism.
Kountoura met with the Tourism Minister of Israel, Yariv Levin, following a joint declaration signed early 2016 aiming to enhance bilateral tourist relations. The two ministers discussed actions to further increase tourist flows between the two countries as well as joint initiatives to attract a greater part of the international travel market with emphasis on the US where there is a large Greek and Jewish Diaspora.
Kountoura had a series of meetings with tour operators and travel agencies of Israel who confirmed the increased interest for 2017. According to recent data, there will be a double digit increase in tourist arrivals in 2017 compared to the previous year.