Athens, 1 November 2018
The City of Athens, Aegean, Athens International Airport and the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE) have joined forces to form a unique public- private partnership called This is Athens & Partners. The partnership aims to bolster the city’s visitor economy and establish Athens as an attractive destination for visitors, residents, professionals and investors.
The Mayor of Athens Mr. Georgios Kaminis, the president of Aegean Mr. Eftychios Vasilakis, the CEO of Athens International Airport and Mr. Ioannis Paraschis and the president of SETE Mr. Yannis Retsos discussed their plans and objectives regarding the city’s development as a top European destination during an event held at the Stavros Niarchos Foundation Cultural Center. The four of them proceeded to sign a MoU to consolidate their collaboration and officially launch the partnership which is already attracting interest. The “This is Athens & Partners” is planning, with the support of the key tourism stakeholders and corporations, to develop and implement projects that will boost economic growth and job creation for Athens by attracting investment, businesses, events, visitors.
Earlier in the day, the Managing Director of the Athens Development & Destination Management Agency (ADDMA) Mr. Alexis Galinos called upon all creative forces of the city to join This is Athens & Partners.