Partnership between Greece National Tourism Organisation
and WTM London started back in 2008
The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) will again sponsor the International Media Centre at WTM London 2021 – and by doing so, the popular destination will play a huge part in helping get the message out via the world’s press that travel and tourism is back on the agenda.
It’s the 13th year the GNTO has sponsored the International Media Centre, having signed up in 2008 and continuing to do so ever since.
Mrs Eleni Skarveli, Director of GNTO UK & Ireland office said: “The Greek National Tourism Organisation wants to do its bit in helping destinations and travel partners from across the globe to capitalise on their presence at WTM London by showcasing what they have to offer to media across the world.
“We are proud to be part of the collaborative effort afforded by WTM London to work together to rebuild the tourism industry as we learn to adapt after the COVID pandemic.
“Now, more than ever before, countries need to work with the international media to get their message out. We’ll be at WTM London to show how Greece is looking to the future, with new experiences and product offerings, all in a COVID-safe environment.”
As sponsor of the International Media Centre, Greece will have an additional platform to promote itself to the world through thousands of press and influencers – from trade and consumer publications across print, broadcast and online, as well as bloggers and others that move in the new media – that attend every year.
The Greek stand will host a large delegation to WTM London, including regional tourist boards, travel trade partners, travel agencies, resorts, operators and other players.
They will use WTM London to highlight new developments as well as the traditional favourites that Greece is known for – such as its cultural attractions, crystal-clear waters, undiscovered island gems, laid-back Greek way of life and great cuisine.
When travel opened up this summer, Greece proved a huge favourite among UK holidaymakers desperate for some guaranteed sunshine in a destination that they felt confident to travel to.
Recently, Greece announced international collaborations with various airlines, tour operators and key players to further whet the holidaymakers’ appetite.
WTM London Exhibition Director Simon Press said: “We are delighted to once again have the Greek National Tourist Organisation as the sponsor of the WTM London International Media Centre.
“It’s the continuation of a long-term partnership. This year, more than ever, the international media will be a key component of WTM London’s mission to relay the message that the world is opening up again and ready for international visitors.
“Greece has long been a favourite among Brits, as well as visitors from other key markets who know they’ll get a warm welcome when they visit. For that reason, when people were able to travel this summer, Greece was one of the stand-out destinations.”
In addition to having a platform at the International Media Centre, GNTO’s main stand at WTM London will be EU1100 – EU1150.
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