Tourist arrivals to grow by more than 10 percent this year, hoteliers told Athens news agency.Greek hoteliers expect tourist arrivals to rise by more
than 10 percent this year compared with 2005. Gerasimos Fokas, president of the
Hotel Chamber of Greece, speaking to reporters said the Chamber aimed to
attract new members from the wider tourism industry and to better represent
Presenting the new board’s future plans, Fokas said the Chamber would promote
the foundation of a center to support small- and medium-sized enterprises in
the tourism industry on investment and marketing issues, while a new-founded
organization FiloxeniaCert would offer certification to hotels around the
country according to international standards.
Fokas underlined that tourist revenues lagged behind tourist arrivals numbers
in recent years, but stressed that this year’s revenues would not be less
compared with 2005 revenues.
He noted that an ?all inclusive? trend, prevailing in hotels with more than 150
rooms, has not been exhausted its dynamism yet, while he criticized a series of
problems with coastal shipping services that undermined tourism in Greek