HACT: Raising awareness and confidence to the US tourists

Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism Ambassador for the Aegean islands, Mr.Kostas Skagias, raised awareness and confidence to the US public and tourism proffessionals for the Greek tourism destination, focusing in Mykonos, Santorini and Crete, during his visit to New York from 25th of January to 4th of February 2017.

Mr. Kostas Skagias, Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism Ambassador for the Aegean islands and Mr. Peter Vlitas, Senior Vice-President of Travel Leading Group

HACT Mr Skagias had meetings with more than 30 Tour Operators based in New York as well as with a significant number of leading organisations, Greek businesses operating in the US and people of the Press.

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Meeting with New York State Senate?s Greek- American official

Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism Ambassador for the Aegean Islands invites Greek Diaspora to visit Greece?s Aegean islands this year

Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism Ambassador for the Aegean islands interview in the National Herald newspaper

HACT meets with Crown Peters for promoting luxury travel to Greece

HACT meets with one of the top US travel organization, Travel Leaders Group

HACT Ambassador for the Aegean islands interview in Cosmos FM

HACT promotes Greece?on the “2017 The New York Times Travel Show”

Hosted in GNTO?s booth in ?2017 The New York Times Travel Show?, which was held ?from January 27th?to 29th, Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism representatives informed US public and travel proffesionals about Greek destinations,?including the Americans’ favored destinations of Mykonos, Santorini and Crete.

Minister of Tourism, Mrs Elena Kountoura, the President of Greek Diaspora, Mr. Petros Galatoulas, GNTO?s Director in New York, Mrs. Greta Kamaterou, Consul in New York, Mr. Manos Koumparakis and Mr.Kostas Skagias Ambassador of Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism in the 2017 New York Times Travel Show

There was great interest for Greece as the majority of travel show’s visitors, visited GNTO’s booth seeking information.

“US public that visited GNTO’s booth in?the “2017 The New York Times Travel Show” was keen to learn more about Greek destinations. HACT team focused to turn their interest into action?by providing them with all the information and material available. ” Mr Kostas Skagias, Hellenic American Chamber of Tourism Ambassador for the Aegean islands said.

The 2017 New York Times Travel Show, the largest and longest-running trade and consumer travel show in North America, reached a new record of more than 30,000 travel trade and consumer visitors this year.

The Progressive? Insurance New York Boat Show is attracting tens of thousands of boating and fishing enthusiasts each year. With its 110-year history the show is recognized as the place to see the latest and greatest in boating.

The 2017 event was enriched by a significant number of?high income visitors from 2017 New York Boat Show that was taking?place at the same period in Jacob K. Javits Convention Center, located near the 2017 New York Times Travel Show.

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HACT aiming to attract high-income US tourists in Greece

HACT honorable guest in Greek Minister?s event in New York Travel Show

HACT Ambassador promoting Aegean islands in American public TV travel show

HACT Ambassador for the Aegean islands: Aegean islands are ready for American tourists

 

The USA has been one of the world?s best-performing outbound markets in 2016, and travel experts predict that it will continue to grow further in 2017. The key factor is the strong US dollar, which has increased the purchasing power of the US travellers. Their average spending per trip increased to around 1,800 euros (IPK International).


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