Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni will stress the industry’s role in helping Greece grow its way out of a crushing economic crisis when she talks to an audience at the 1st Greek Investment Forum in New York, which will be held from Oct. 9-11.
The event is sponsored by Athens Stock Market and Hellenic-American Champer of Commerce, in cooperation with American-Hellenic chamber of Commerce. She will speak on Oct. 9, on Tourism, Fundamental Pillar of Development in Greece and try to pitch Greece as still an attractive destination despite isolated scenes of protests and riots over austerity measures, more of which the government of Prime Minister Antonis Samaras is about to impose.
Kefalogianni said that country’s participation in the forum marks an important milestone in its foreign campaign. Greek tourism started off poorly this year because of uncertainty over whether Greece might leave the Eurozone but rebounded, although it fared poorly compared to its record year in 2011.