UN tourism head praises Athens on refugees

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The head of the United Na­tions tourism body praised Greece yesterday for its re­cep­tion of more than 1 mil­lion refugees at the peak of the mi­gra­tion crisis in 2015. Taleb Ri­fai, a Jor­da­nian who is sec­re­tary-gen­eral of the United Na­tions World Tourism Or­ga­ni­za­tion, said that “Greece was cor­rect in re­ceiv­ing them... by cor­rect I mean abid­ing by in­ter­na­tional law. That’s why you were not pe­nal­ized by tourists,” he said of the coun­try. Greek tourism rev­enues are seen ris­ing by up to 9 per­cent in 2017, and arrivals have been ris­ing for years.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Greece

© PressReader. All rights reserved.