Digital Policy, Telecommunications and Media Minister Nikos Pappas and Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura signed a memorandum of cooperation on Friday for the development of digital tourism using new technologies.
The memorandum is focused on creating a “digital ecosystem” of web portals dealing with tourism, culture and education, so that visitors can access all material needed to better organise their trip to Greece. They will cover all possible tourist activities during a trip to Greece, with data analysis that allows the exploration of opportunities for alternative forms of tourism, such as newly popular diving holidays, religious tourism and others.
Pappas thanked Kountoura and stressed that the government is aware that tourism, which made positive steps forward in the midst of the crisis, is entering a new era that fully exploits all options offered by technology for providing improved services.
According to the minister, this involved using the latest technology so that tourists can access all the information they need from their smart phone or laptop, before they even set foot in the country.
On her part, Kountoura thanked Pappas for their excellent cooperation and spoke of an important project that transports the tourism ministry into the digital age.