Indian tourists visiting Greece up by over 100% in 2017

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Indian tourists visiting Greece up by over 100% in 2017Indians are very fond of the Greek people, who are very friendly and helpful,

The number of Indian tourists visiting Greece grew over 100 pct in 2017 compared to the previous year, Pranav Kapadia, founder and director of Mumbai-based Global Destinations, said in an interview with the Athens-Macedonian News Agency, and estimated that the tourist flows from India will rise another 22-25 percent over the next years.

There is a lot of interest and demand from India, especially for Athens, Santorini and Mykonos, he noted, adding that currently the company is trying to promote other destinations such as Crete, Rhodes and Thessaloniki.

Indians are very fond of the Greek people, who are very friendly and helpful, while Indians are also very interested in the Greek history and culture, Kapadia added. A lot of Indians choose Greece for their honeymoon or their summer holidays.

Asked on the principal problems that Indian tourists encounter in Greece, he said it is the lack of Indian restaurants on the islands. As he explained, Indians may prefer something different for lunch, but for dinner they want to have an Indian meal.

Kapadia also advised that Greek tourist agents look very seriously at the emerging Indian market and be more receptive of it.

Read full interview here.

RELATED TOPICS: GreeceGreek tourism newsTourism in GreeceGreek islandsHotels in GreeceTravel to GreeceGreek destinations Greek travel marketGreek tourism statisticsGreek tourism report

Photo Source: Wikimedia Commons Copyright: Indian Flag License: CC-BY-SA

Source: ANA-MPA

 

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