The Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) has signed two high profile strategic partnerships with Qatar Airways and online travel agent Wego at the recently concluded Arabian Travel Market (ATM) in Dubai, UAE.
The announcements were officially presented at a press conference on the GNTO stand hosted by the General Secretary of the GNTO, Dimitrios Fragakis, and come as the national tourism body steps up its efforts to promote Greek tourism across the region ahead of the summer travel period by showcasing the exceptional weather and diverse experiences on offer throughout the year.
The GNTO is partnering with Qatar Airways to promote new direct routes to Greece as part of its ongoing commitment to offering seamless connectivity for passengers looking to enjoy as many one-stop connections as possible.
The popular Greek island of Santorini, with one of the most famous views globally, will join high-demand flights to Athens and Mykonos to become the third destination to be served in Greece by Qatar Airways.
Qatar Airways and the GNTO will run a dedicated media campaign to raise awareness among audiences in the UAE, Qatar and Saudi Arabia, focusing on the unique, money can’t buy experiences that only Greece has to offer. The campaign will also target potential travellers from as far afield as Australia.
The first flight to Santorini is scheduled to depart from Doha’s Hamad International Airport, voted the world’s best airport in 2021, on 7th June 2022.
The new flights will further increase the already strong connectivity that Greece enjoys with the EMEA region, with existing routes including regular and seasonal flights to and from Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Bahrain, Kuwait City and Riyadh with Emirates, FlyDubai, Etihad Airways, Aegean Airlines, Gulf Air and Flynas. At the same time, Wizz Air flies direct from Abu Dhabi to Athens, Mykonos, Santorini and Chania, Crete.