Ministry of Culture of Russian Federation: Greece can host a million Russian tourists per year
“Greece, with proper promotion on the Russian market, can host a million Russian tourists a year”, - said Deputy Minister of Culture of Russia Alla Manilova. Minister of Tourism of Greece Elena Kundura reported that in 2017 many Russian tourists who wanted to visit Greece tried to book rooms at the last moment but there were no free rooms yet. "We would like to ask the Russians to take into account that June-August is a high season, and they have to book favorite places in advance or to consider new directions. Many of those who could not visit the desired place they discover the new places for themselves and they were very glad to do it”, - she told. It was reported in March of his year that in 2016 almost 900 thousand Russian tourists came to Greece, which is 30℅ more than a year ago. The most popular among Russians in 2016 was Crete Island, it hosted 42℅ of tourists.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.