Greece is again in high demand this summer and generating guest numbers for Meeting Point Hellas, which indicate another record year. The incoming agency strengthens its position with an expanded portfolio of its B2C offers.
MUNICH – A story of success continues: Meeting Point Hellas is once again expecting a very successful high season that can match the previous record-breaking year. “We are already seeing higher demand from our international guests than at the same time in 2022. Due to the very good bookings, in particular for the numerous islands, we expect a strong push for the coming months,” explains Mario Habig, CEO DMCs at the FTI Group. Especially in the DACH region and the UK, the sun and beach destinations in the Eastern Mediterranean are very popular, but also other source markets are on the rise. The expert says: “The markets in France or the BeNeLux countries are closing in; we were able to generate a significant increase there. Also third-party business, that’s business with preferred partners outside the FTI GROUP, is booming: Especially in Hungary and Romania, as well as in the Nordic countries, we are currently growing in the double-digit percentage range. Within this summer, we want to further expand our reach for Greece with Finland and Slovenia.”
New excursion through the Cretan nature
In order to inspire first-time visitors as well as to show regular guests new corners of the Greek island world, the Destination Management Company has significantly expanded its program. “The demand for tours in the nature is relentlessly high. Accordingly, we have further developed our portfolio with new highlights for this summer – in addition to our already very broad existing cultural excursions,” elaborates Manos Drakonakis, CEO of Meeting Point Hellas & Cyprus. “On Crete, our guests can experience a jeep tour through the Psiloritis Park starting this summer: The trip through the UNESCO Geopark leads to archaeological sites, the Sfendoni Cave with its impressive stalactites and stalagmites, as well as to the Ida Mountains, the birthplace of Zeus” says Drakonakis.
New round trip between metropolis and islands and on the gourmet route through Crete
The new round trip “Athens-Poros” combines city flair and beach holidays. The eight-day round trip starts with a stay in the Greek capital, where guests get to know ancient and modern Athens on a guided tour. On day three the tour departs from the port of Piraeus for the crossing to Poros. In addition to idyllic beaches and strolls through the old town, guests can also visit the other islands in the Saronic Gulf through a variety of ferry connections, such as Hydra. The round trip “Cretan Flavors”, on the other hand, is a culinary delight: within eight days, travellers plunge into the scenic and culinary diversity of the island. “On the route between Heraklion and Matala, sights such as the fortress of Koles and the Lasithi Plateau ensure special moments – and stops at a winery, an olive oil factory and delicious mezedes culinary highlights,” the CEO of MP Hellas says. Due to its high popularity among travelers, the tour has been upgraded for this summer season with new restaurants and routes.
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