Ionian Islands Region (PIN) was noted the best organized participation. PIN, due to special circumstances (neighboring and large number of visitors’ recipient), participated autonomously with a newsstand for every prefecture. The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) did not participate in the exhibition, but PIN offered it space in its own stand to promote Greece.
The Region announced that “spectacular changes concerning Italians’ travel behavior should not be waited, because of economic conjunctures and of lack of promotion towards this way.” PIN notes that the fact that Corfu is very close to Italy is negative because Italians prefer to visit the island on their own, without being organized by travel agencies.
The Mayor of Capri, twinned with Corfu, of Monte di Procida, twinned with Ithaca and four more mayors of Campania honored the Ionian Islands stand with their presence and expressed their will to cooperate with the Ionian Islands in the fields of culture and tourism. The prefect Spyros Spyrou invited the aforementioned mayors to visit the Region.
Meetings with the greatest tour operators took place, during which problems concerning the maritime link and the lack of direct flights from South Italy were presented. The Ionian Islands Tourism Companies has undertaken the meetings coordination, while G. Papavlasopoulos from Corfu, P. Stathatos from Kefalonia and N. Kapsaski from Zakynthos attended the exhibition.