Sofia Zacharaki has been appointed Greece’s deputy minister for tourism education and special forms of tourism as part of a government reshuffle announced last week.
Greece’s state tourism schools training ASTE professionals are to be upgraded to four-year institutions, according to ANA.
Greek Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis and Deputy Tourism Minister Manos Konsolas are now in a precautionary quarantine.
Greek tourism stakeholders met earlier this week via teleconference to mull over the best ways to tap into €27.5 billion euros in EU rescue funding.
The Greek Tourism Ministry has plans to establish two new tourism education departments at Ancient Olympica and on Kos Island.