Mutual investments in advertising are necessary
Vasilios VASILIADIS, Manager, Vega Travel (Greece):
Our third consecutive year in attendance at the AITF is due to the great interest expressed by Greek tour operators in Azerbaijan and the favourable market in your country. Azerbaijan is a very beautiful country, rich in nature and historical monuments. This country has wonderful opportunities for the development of tourism. We wish, not just that our citizens would visit your country, but that Azerbaijanis will visit Greece too. In order to achieve this goal, mutual investment in advertising at the state level is necessary, leading to a focused information campaign, which will result in the representatives of our nations visiting each other much more frequently.
We have visited Azerbaijan repeatedly at the official level and we intend to establish closer contacts with local tour operators. Today we are represented at the joint national stand of the Greek Ministry of Tourism. We very pleased with the new Expo Centre. In terms of the organization, everything is very comfortable and there are many more visitors than previously. It is good that many private individuals attend the exhibition, both as future potential clients and as members of the tourism industry.
...In the past three years Baku has significantly changed for the better. There are many beautiful buildings and a favourable and comfortable environment. The service in the hotels and the infrastructure offer the same high standards and visually emphasize the achievements of the tourism industry.