Key Tourism Figures 2019: Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General, Greek National Tourism Organization


In Greece we excel in making our guests feel welcomed as members of our family

The great Afro-American poet and award-winning author Dr. Maya Angelou once wrote: “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel”.

In Greece we excel in making our guests feel welcomed as members of our family. The friendly and generous reception and entertainment of visitors is in our DNA from ancient times.

We even had a God, XENIOS ZEUS, dedicated to hospitality. This is a much respected virtue throughout our history that makes it important for us to greet every traveler as an old friend and honoured guest, even in the age of mass tourism.

As the GNTO’s new Secretary General I feel the responsibility and the obligation to fulfill my role.

Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

Dimitris Fragakis, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

…GNTO aims constantly at expanding the alternative, quality, sustainable tourism product to the level that will be considered part of our national identity….

GNTO’s goal is to promote Greece’s tourism product dynamically at all major events and exhibitions around the globe, as well as in emerging markets.

We focus on establishing close partnerships with private local and international tourism providers. Our target is achieving a common vision and active participation of the private sector in the development of the domestic tourism product. At the same time, efforts are being made to promote Greece as a destination for tourism investment.

GNTO aims constantly at expanding the alternative, quality, sustainable tourism product to the level that will be considered part of our national identity.

Our aim is to work effectively, strategically and in collaboration with all relevant stakeholders to achieve this goal.

We promise you that the stories and the experiences of our visitors will be memorable acts of Greek PHILOXENIA (Hospitality).

KALOS IRTHATE (WELCOME)!



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