The Greek tourism ministry is counting on funding from the EU’s post-Covid-19 Recovery and Resilience Facility (RRF) to push forward with upgrades and modernizations of the sector, said Tourism Minister Vassilis Kikilias in an interview to news247.gr this week.
Kikilias expressed his confidence that 2022 could prove to be a “benchmark” for Greek tourism marking the “beginning of a new era”.
“In our efforts to change the [tourism] model and to achieve the maximum result possible, we will utilize Recovery and Resilience Facility funds with more than 320,000,000 euros, and that does not include private resources which concern a wide range of projects: from destination management and mountain tourism to health and wellness, agritourism and gastronomy,” he said.
He also referred to the leading role Greece could play in offering “green travel” options, which he said are the future. Greece, he said, is already setting the groundwork for a transition to a more…