The World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC) has awarded Greece a top international distinction, showcasing the country as a global example for the safe reopening of tourism amid the pandemic.
The “Global Champion Award for Covid-19 Crisis Management” was received by Tourism Minister Haris Theoharis at a special online event during the WTTC’s annual global conference, which is being held this year in Cancun, Mexico.
“The WTCC recognises the immense efforts made by employees, entrepreneurs and all those involved in the provision of tourism services in Greece. It is an unprecedented success for our country,” Theoharis said of the award.
“We all managed to keep the national tourism product alive during a difficult period without precedent. At the same time, we have managed to keep alive the hopes of millions of people around the world, proving in practice that health safety can be achieved. We have shown that safety can make travel possible, even when besieged by the pandemic,” he added.