European Inter-parliamentary Conference on Tourism in Athens
The Greek Parliament hosted, from May 15th to the 17th, in Athens, the European Inter-parliamentary Conference whose theme was «365 Days! Multi-Destination Tourism».
The Conference focussed on the opportunities and challenges of coastal-marine tourism and alternative-thematic tourism, which may help to help expand the limitations of seasonal tourism, leading to both qualitative and forms of local development with a light ecological footprint.
As stated by the President of the Greek Parliament Mr. Voutsis in his address, «In Greece, within the context of stability and security, where a tourism and hospitality culture already exists, sensitive, subtle economic aspects of this global industry can be discussed».
The conference was be divided into three separate modules with 12 speakers from relevant tourism agencies and organizations in Greece and abroad, which were then followed by discussion among MPs in each section.
The European Inter-parliamentary Conference on Tourism was a continuation of a similar initiative undertaken in 2014 by the Croatian Parliament and aimed to promote parliamentary dialogue, and an exchange of experiences and practical approaches among legislators, which helps create a framework for the enhancement and improvement of existing tourist services.