India Bestows “Best Heritage Destination” Honor on Greece

Greece received the ”Best Heritage Destinations in the World” Award at India‘s Best Awards at the recent  “IBA 2018” ceremony in Mumbai.

The readers of the Indian travel magazine Travel+Leisure India and South Asia declared Greece as the top destination to explore and celebrate the cultural heritage of the world.

This new distinction, according to an announcement by the Greek Tourism Ministry, reflects  the increasing interest of Indians in traveling to Greece. Accordingly, opening Greece to all the possibilities of India’s tourist market is among the top priorities of the tourism authorities in this country. And the results are already apparent, with the doubling of flight arrivals from India to Greece in the period from January to September, 2018, compared to the same period in 2017.

The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) has participated for the two last years in the “Outbound Travel Mart” International Tourist Fair in Mumbai. It is particularly interested in promoting Greece as an internationally-attractive destination for hosting Indian cinema and TV productions. Over time it is hoped tourism from India will be increased as Indians are exposed to television and movies filmed in the many ancient and breathtakingly beautiful sites in Greece.

With information from A.M.N.A.