Maria Athanasopoulou is the founder of the tourism marketing company Respond On
Demand, which for fifteen years has been organizing professional meetings for Greek
tourism entrepreneurs and travel agents from abroad, with the aim of strengthening
incoming tourism in Greece.
She is also the owner of the non-profit forum Top Tourism, which aims to spread Greek
culture and Sustainable Tourism. She is a graduate of the Law School of the Aristotle
University of Thessaloniki.
Maria Athanasopoulou is Chairwoman of the World Food Travel Association and Certified
Ambassador of the World Food Travel Association in Greece. She is ambassador in Greece
and Cyprus of the World Gourmet Society, chapter leader of Travel Massive in Greece and
ambassador of the international organization Green Destinations in Greece. She is a
sustainable tourism marketing expert. She has held sales, marketing and culinary tourism
seminars for tourism professionals and tourist destinations, as well as many speeches and
presentations on topics related to tourism and culture, at events in Greece and abroad.
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Hi Ian, thanks for asking. The biggest trend in Greece is sustainable tourism, we all try to adopt its basic criteria. The biggest challenge is to increase the income from tourism.
Here's a quick wrap-up from the event. In attendance were executives from hotels, restaurants, local product producers, the president of the Thessaloniki tour guides, and the director of the Thessaloniki Vocational Training Institute of Tourism - Minis... show more