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Pressemitteilung der Griechischen Fremdenverkehrszentrale
(in englischer Sprache)
Initiative Aimed at Strengthening and Promoting Image of Greece as an Ideal Tourism Destination
Announced by Greek National Tourism Organisation
ATHENS - The Greek National Tourism Organisation (G.N.T.O), within its framework of initiatives introduces today a new tool designed to reverse the current climate and downward trend that is impacting the country’s tourism industry in the international travel market.
More specifically, the G.N.T.O. in cooperation with the interim government’s leadership of the Greek Ministry of Culture and Tourism, representatives of the travel industry, and other officials, set forth to integrate a new web-based platform into the existing current promotional campaign aiming to promote the positive aspects of Greece as a tourist destination.
The Internet and social media applications are already being used very successfully by the G.N.T.O to post news and to communicate the tourism “brand added value” of Greece. The Internet-based initiative aims to further promote the positive publicity of Greece as a tourist destination on the Internet, utilizing effectively social media platform network externalities.
On this basis, it was considered necessary to develop an online reputation management mechanism and brand monitoring mechanism to oversee and manage the comments, opinions and observations made about Greece as a tourist destination.
The initiatives’ key priorities are:
a. The promotion and communication of key elements and competitive advantages of the Greek tourism product
b. The promotion and dissemination (through social media) of positive messages/opinions that visitors have about
their experiences (via video spots, web testimonials, reviews, posts, tweets)
The aforementioned initiative will focus on three key subject areas:
1. Business as usual
2. Value For Money/Affordability
The initiative is already being supported by a series of government agencies including Greek Radio Television S.A., the Athens News Agency and the Hellenic Foreign Ministry.
The agencies will be assisting the effort by tracking and gathering news and other related material as well as working with local, national and international media outlets.
To join the effort as a true supporter and to send news and information about Greece as a tourist destination found on the Internet, please contact the team at the GNTO at firstname.lastname@example.org.