Translated by Ollie Richardson for Fort Russ
30th November, 2015
The Ministry of tourism of Greece, in coordination with the Russian sanctions against Turkey, is developing an ambitious plan to attract Russian tourists, reported RIA Novosti.
Greece has no doubt that they can safely and efficiently attract the Russians from Turkey. To aid the process they are even prepared to simplify the procedure for obtaining visas.
The Secretary General of the Greek national organization of tourism, Dimitris Trifonopoulos, explained the future system. Athens will try to attract tourists from Russia, not only with all-inclusive packages with the highest security guarantee level, but will prescribe to tours all security settings that are guaranteed when you fly into the country.
"Greece is now somewhere in the fifth position among the tourist destinations. After the crash on Sharm El Sheikh, Greece has already taken some steps and asked the Russian side for packages and tours so that the Russians can safely spend Christmas and New year in Greece", – quotes Trifonopoulos to RIA Novosti.