Greece’s Tourism Minister is in Russia promoting vacations. Europe has put the Johnson & Johnson jab on hold. And other news bits.
Minister of Tourism
Tourism Minister Harry Theoharis invited entrepreneurs from the Arab world to visit Greece and invest funds in the country’s tourism sector.
India is getting itself a new Minister of Tourism in the shape of legendary Bollywood actor-cum-politician Chiranjeevi, who returns following almost two years in the political wilderness.
Tourism in Albania accounts for some 1.2 billion Euros, a bit more than 11% of the Albanian GDP (Gross Domestic Product). Some 138,000 people are employed in the touristic sector, or about 6% of their workers. This year, the number of tourists is growing substantially over last year’s numbers with 2.7 million for 2011.
Greek Deputy Minister of Tourism and Culture, Mr. Giorgos Nikitiadis was in more talks aimed at boosting Greek tourism last week. This time the yachting industry was the focus of the overall government initiative to great expand Greece’s yachting industry. Nikitiadis highlighted his commitment to seeing that the government supports initiatives that will eventually grow Greece’s tourism industry.
Russia’s government now intent on breaking down barriers for the travel and tourism industry there. What has been one of the most difficult countries in the world to visit, should the plan succeed, will become one of the world’s most visited. Russia holds some of the world’s greatest tourism treasures, and now more people will be able to share them.