Appearing live on the popular CNBC show ‘Closing Bell’, Mr. Paleologos admitted that this was a “record year for Greece, with more than 20 million arrivals”, emphasising that “these numbers restored optimism and confidence”.
Describing Athens as “a peaceful and safe city break destination”, Mr. Paleologos also referred to the 30% increase in foreign visitors to the Grecian capital. At the same time he reiterated that the room rates in Greece in general show “value for money and the tourism industry there is better than ever”. On this subject Mr Paleologos further enthused: “we consider traveller’s preference towards Greece this year to be a vote of trust. Therefore we all feel responsible for ensuring that they have a once-in-a-lifetime experience here.”
It is worth noting that CNBC is the leading pan-EMEA (European-Middle East-African) business and financial television channel. With real-time coverage of financial markets and international business news, CNBC provides business leaders, investors and the financial services industry across EMEA with the information and analysis they need. Research has shown that each month CNBC reaches a high-level audience of 6.8 million of Europe’s top 20% of income earners each month (EMS 2011).
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