Greece at the International Tourism Fair in Vienna

6106Greece will participate in the Vienna International Tourism Fair with an impressive stall of the Greek Tourism Organization (EOT) and various regional tourism organizations. The fair, which is expected to attract roughly 150,000 visitors, opens here on Thursday and will run until Sunday with the participation of hundreds of exhibitors from roughly 60 countries.
The Greek pavilion will host a number of events including meetings with reporters and tour operators, Greek music concerts, wine tasting and Greek cuisine presentations.
Based on figures released by the Austrian statistical agency and tour operators, roughly 500,000 Austrian tourists visited Greece last year despite the negative impact of the global economic crisis on the tourist sector.
Greece remains the most popular holiday destination for Austrians (18 pct). In 2009, roughly 400,000 Austrian tourists visited Greece by air, while 100,000 arrived by boat or by car.
The increase recorded in commercial flight arrivals compared to chartered flights shows that Austrian tourists seek new destinations in Greece.
(source: ana-mpa)