Greece’s Minister of Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni met with Education Minister, Kyriakos Pierrakakis this week in Athens to discuss the improvement of tourism studies and training programs.
During the discussion, Kefalogianni emphasised the critical need of modernising tourism education and expanding skill-uptraining possibilities, which she said were inextricably linked to the quality of tourism products and services on offer.
According to Greek Travel Pages, Pierrakakis stated that research will be conducted in order to identify relevant needs that can assist with formulating a strategy.
“We have already set the long-term goal and vision of Greek tourism [for 2023] in terms of sustainability, balance and measure,” Kefalogianni said.
“The issue is how we open up to new markets, this is one of the objectives for 2024… one continent we want to develop more is Australia.”
Pierrakakis promised to support initiatives in this direction and to reconvene to lay out a plan for implementation.