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Tourism Minister: Tourism industry needs positive impact of sustainable tourism

Tourism Minister Charis Theocharis on Wednesday spoke of a new strategic plan concerning sustainable tourism, which can be brought about by consultation with the tourism industry itself so that new tourism products will have an ecological footprint and not burden the natural environment, in an address to the Third Sustainability Summit for South-East Europe and the Mediterraneans held in Athens on October 16-17.

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Tourism industry a massive boost to job market in Greece

According to data released by the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), the number of people employed in the tourism industry had reached record heights, even surpassing the pre-crisis levels. In 2016 and aggregate of 341.2 thousand are employed in tourism related jobs, with the industry accounting for 9.3% of the total workforce compared to 3.9% in 1983 and 7% in 2008.

  • Published in Greece
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