Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountouras met with the Vice President of the American Society of Travel Agents ASTA, Robert Duglin, as part of her visit to New York.
At the meeting it was decided that the next annual of “ASTA Destination Expo 2018″ conference will be held in Greece and specifically in Athens, as it is one of the most dynamic and innovative conferences of ASTA.
ASTA members represent the 80% of sales of travel packages in America through travel agencies. This conference will have significant benefits for Greece, as the heads of travel agencies will have the opportunity to visit our country and specialize in destination promoting in the coming years.
Mr. Duglin invited Mrs. Kountoura to attend this year’s annual ASTA (Global Convention 2017) conference that will be held in San Diego, California, in August to promote Destination Expo in Athens.
The Minister also met with US tour operators, who pointed out that demand to travel in Greece in 2017 is much higher,and they have already begun sales of tourist packages for Greece for 2018.