Out & About

EME Outlook - - Athens -

IN OR­DER TO truly ac­com­plish the new repo­si­tion­ing it is try­ing to achieve as a busi­ness travel des­ti­na­tion, Athens is fo­cus­ing on projects that will show­case the des­ti­na­tion at its best. This in­cludes demon­strat­ing its ex­tro­vert per­son­al­ity and net­work­ing dy­nam­ics, while also pro­mot­ing the city for its pro­fes­sion­al­ism in event or­gan­i­sa­tion, as well as its eco­nomic po­ten­tial.

Tourism in the city is mas­sively evolv­ing at present com­pris­ing ac­tiv­i­ties such as Ex­clu­sive Athens Road­shows, a com­pre­hen­sive bid­ding strat­egy, es­tab­lish­ing a solid pres­ence in ex­hi­bi­tions and B2B events and ex­plor­ing the pos­si­bil­i­ties of busi­ness tourism.

Gali­nos ex­plains: “We are look­ing to evolve our leisure tourist prod­uct for vis­i­tors, as well as what we can of­fer for busi­ness tourists through a num­ber of ini­tia­tives un­der­taken within the Athens Tourism Part­ner­ship.”

AEGEAN and the Athens In­ter­na­tional Air­port have proven to be great team play­ers for the Bureau, and have pro­vided a real push to get more of the Athens tourism stake­hold­ers in­volved in an ef­fort to truly show­case the city for all its pos­si­bil­i­ties.

Even be­fore the ex­cit­ing changes we are see­ing in the city at present, Athens has al­ways had a draw for tourism thanks to its rich his­tory and end­less cul­ture to explore. If you have some spare time to explore be­tween meet­ings, you will find that the city is best dis­cov­ered on foot with the vast ma­jor­ity hav­ing been pedes­tri­anised.

De­pend­ing on your per­sonal pref­er­ence for how to spend your down­time, there is some­thing for everyone. Per­haps you would like to take in the sights while re­lax­ing in a street cafe, or al­ter­na­tively tak­ing in one of the many ex­cel­lent mu­se­ums that is full to the brim with his­tory and cul­ture, then end­ing your day in one of the many com­fort­able ho­tels avail­able to of­fer you a home away from home ex­pe­ri­ence.

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