At the annual charity event “Blue Dream Summer Gala” of the Greek Orthodox Community of the Dormition of the Theotokos of Hampton in New York, the Minister of Tourism, Elena Kountouras and the Secretary General of the Greek National Tourism Organization, Kostas Tsegas, attended a visit to the United States to promote Greek tourism.
The event was organized by the Ecumenical Patriarchate in America inviting over 450 Greek and American businessmen including John and Margo Catsimatidis, John Kalamos, Dean Metropoulos and John Koudounis, the Hellenic Initiative representative Peter Poulos, the Emirates Sales Manager for the United States of America, Joel Goldowsky, and the Greek Consul General in New York Konstantinos Koutras. Also the GNTO Head of America and Canada,Greta Kamaterou participated.
During their visit to New York, Tourism Minister and Secretary General met with representatives of tour operators and travel agencies to inform them about reservations and bookings in Greece. The meetings confirmed the upward trend of US arrivals for 2017 and discussed the positive course of package sales that have already begun for 2018.