The Minister of Tourism, Mr. Theocharis, is paying a special visit to the USA and Mexico to resume tourist travel to Greece. Continuing his tour of countries of high interest for Greek Tourism, by visiting the US and Mexico, Mr. Theocharis will have a series of contacts with government officials, representatives of airlines, as well as with prominent players in the international tourism market.
The minister is going to America with the aim of contributing to the faster resumption of tourist traffic, offering tangible guarantees that Greek Tourism will open in 2021 with absolute safety.
During his visit to the USA and Mexico, Mr. Haris Theocharis will have consecutive meetings, conferences, media interviews, etc. The main points of the Minister’s program are as follows:
– On Friday 23/04, in Atlanta, the capital of the state of Georgia, USA, the Minister will have a meeting with the President of “Delta Air Lines” Mr. Glen Hauenstein and with senior executives of the American airline.
– Later in the day, Mr. Theocharis will have a meeting with representatives of the American Jewish Committee, with Greek-American politicians and businessmen, as well as with the leadership of the Greek Organization “AHEPA HELLAS”.
– On Saturday 24/04, the Minister of Tourism will have successive meetings, first with Mrs. Poly Potter Honorary Consul of Cyprus in Atlanta and member of the Board of “PSEKA” and then with Mr. Marc Zaronski, Commissioner for Tourism.
– On Sunday 25/04 and Holy Monday 26/04, Mr. Haris Theocharis will be in Cancun, Mexico for meetings and talks, among others, with the Ministers of Tourism of Spain and Portugal, as well as with Mr. Greg O ‘ Hara, CEO and founder of Certares, one of the largest equity tourism groups in the world. The portfolio of “Certares” includes companies such as “American Express Travel”, “Travel Leaders Group”, part of “Trip Advisor” etc.
– Theocharis will meet with the Minister of Tourism of Saudi Arabia Ahmed Al Khateeb, the Secretary of Tourism of Mexico Mr. Miguel Torruco, in the presence of other officials, as well as the President of the World Tourism and Travel Council (WTTC) Mrs. Gloria Guevara. The participants in the meeting will discuss issues related to the lifting of restrictions on international tourism.
– On Holy Monday 26/04, Mr. Theocharis will have meetings with prominent figures in the US and international tourism market, such as Mr. Chris Nassetta, CEO of the Hilton Hotel Group, Mr. Kike Sarasola, President of the organization “Room Mate”, Mr. Craig Smith, President of “Marriott International” etc.
– On Holy Wednesday 28/04, the Minister of Tourism will return to the USA. In Dallas, Texas, Mr. Theocharis will meet with senior executives of American Airlines.
– Finally, Mr. Theocharis’ trip to America will end on Holy Thursday 29/04, in Chicago. There he will meet with the President of the “United Airlines” Group Mr. Brett Hart and then with the President and CEO of the “Chicago Marathon” of “Bank of America” Mr. Carey Pinkowski.
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