Greece and China agreed on Wednesday to take a series of actions
aimed to boosting bilateral tourism relations, starting with
finalizing a date on holding a joint Greek-China commission on
tourism in October.
The issue was discussed during a meeting between Shao Qiwei,
director of China's National Tourism Administration and Greek
Tourism Development Minister Fani Palli Petralia in Athens. The two
ministers agreed that Greece would host Chinese journalists and
tourism school students from China during the summer.
Shao Qiwei said Greece will be the honored country in Beijing
international tourism exhibition in June 21-23, with China
organizing a Greek cultural year in 2007.
To attract more Chinese tourists to visit Greece, the Chinese
minister said that the travel agencies between China and Greece
will strengthen their cooperation. He hopes that Chinese tourists
could watch Chinese TV program during their stay in Greek
Speaking to reporters, Shao pointed to the very good cooperation
between the two parties and noted that each meeting resulted in
something very important.
(Xinhua News Agency June 7, 2007)