Gov’t ready to engage in cruise port upgrading partnerships


The 4th Posidonia Sea Tourism Forum opened on Tuesday in Athens with Shipping Minister Panayiotis Kouroublis announcing that the government is preparing to invite international cruise companies visiting Greece to invest in port infrastructure projects.

"This initiative would help encourage cruise liners to partner with the government and expedite a raft of projects which would otherwise require much longer completion timeframes," he added.

Other speakers highlighted the importance of increasing the flow of cruise passengers from China, as well as promoting Greek destinations and improving infrastructure.