HACT President Trivizas: Greece will be able to gain back some of the 2016 losses from US tourism market

President of the Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism, Mr. George Trivizas stated that while Tourism ?from the United States to Greece dropped significantly (about 45%)?-while Outbound from the USA to Europe increased by 17.3% – is in hopes that 2017 Greece will be able to gain back some of the 2016 losses.

“We really have to go back to more traditional approach , using new techniques. If you can not influence the Consumer / Buyer, push your product through the distribution system”,?Mr Trivizas said, “there are a lot of ways to influence the travel product distributors in the North and South America, I hope GNTO will use the best one”.

The efforts of the Ministry of Tourism in Athens that started involving more and more the private sector and the stakeholders that affect or have been affected by the states decisions will help a great deal in regaining the 2016 losses and turn the situation around as far as the North and South American Clients to Greece goes.

“New efforts and up to date approach is needed for regaining North and South American Customers to Greece”, stated George Trivizas, “certain actions and new strategy plan by the Ministry of Tourism is about to be adopted and discussed with various association recently,? that includes cruising through the Greek islands, year round Tourism, new theme for Greece and new approach of the Tour and Cruise Operators is being discussed among others with the Ministry of Tourism director of the office of the Minister Ms. Angela Hondromatidou recently, and Mr. Trivizas felt the need of congratulating Ms. Hondromatidou and the Ministry for their coordination & cooperation with the Greek businessmen”.

 

Mr. Trivizas is optimistic for the results due to the efforts of the Ministry of Tourism in cooperation with the stakeholders in approaching the high-income Travelers of both North and South American Market for 2017-2018.

 

Synergy , communication,? coordination, continuous education of region officers, local municipalities, local business owners are the main ingredients for success is no news between Tourism business developers.
Synergy and coordination between the various sectors, regions and municipalities could get Greece great results in both Tourism and export of quality products, the worst enemy to good is better said Mr. Trivizas and Greece can not settle for good under the current global economic situation.

Table 1: How many U.S. Citizen Traveled abroad in 2016

us tourists outbound facts 2016

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