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Asia Forum 2000

Author: Vicky Karantzavelou / Date: Fri, 10/26/2007 - 12:55

The tourism sector is the main driving force behind many of world`s economies, representatives from Algeria, Slovakia and Greece asserted...

The tourism sector is the main driving force behind many of world`s economies, representatives from Algeria, Slovakia and Greece asserted during workshops at Asia Forum 2000.
Greece is among the world`s top 20 destinations, the Greek Investment Centre`s Eleni Dessila told participants. She said that the tourism industry contributes 18.3% of Greece`s total GDP, noting that major works are being undertaken in view of Athens` hosting of the Olympics in 2004. She referred to the international airport at Spata, the Hellenic Railways Organisation`s 3.2-billion drachma investment programme that will improve rail links with Europe, and port upgrades.

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Vicky Karantzavelou

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Vicky is the co-founder of TravelDailyNews Media Network where she is the Editor-in Chief. She is also responsible for the daily operation and the financial policy. She holds a Bachelor's degree in Tourism Business Administration from the Technical University of Athens and a Master in Business Administration (MBA) from the University of Wales. She has many years of both academic and industrial experience within the travel industry. She has written/edited numerous articles in various tourism magazines.