FTI extends the season in Crete and Rhodes until mid-November

FTI extends the season in Crete and Rhodes until mid-November

Greece’s demand to exceed 2019

The extension of the season in selected hotels of Crete and Rhodes until mid-November, includes the third consecutive renewal of the holiday program of the German tour operator FTI for Greece, as the demand recorded by the traveling public to our country exceeds the levels of 2019. .

This was stated by the head of short and medium travel product tour operators, Jan Mayer, in his statement.

The fact that cooperation with tourism businesses in Greece is created with long-term goals is also shown by the continuous expansion of FTI’s portfolio, in areas such as Crete, which tour operators focus on due to high demand.

We offer 350 weekly connections to Crete from around 50 airports in Germany, Austria and Switzerland as well as France and the Netherlands and for the autumn schedule we plan to expand seat capacity to meet demand, said the Head of Destination Strategy in Greece , Halina Strzyzewska.

The importance of Crete for the group is also evident from the fact that the island was the location of this year’s Touristuk Vertriebsgesellschaft (TVG) conference held from April 27 to May 1 with 130 participants discussing methods to improve resilience, understanding roles, challenges and opportunities. to the franchisor, offices and partners.

Touristik Vertriebsgesellschaft founded in 1996 combines the brokerage structures of travel agencies Flugbörse, 5vorFlug Reisebüro and sonnenklarTV Reisebüro under one roof. TVG is currently represented by approximately 260 brokerage firms throughout Germany. The Munich-based company is 50% owned by the FTI Group and 50% by Raiffeisen Vertriebs GmbH.
In addition to Crete, FTI is also emphasizing a separate initiative in Greece and strengthening connections with smaller islands such as Zakynthos and Skiathos.

Araxos airport also serves a wide area from Ancient Olympia to Patras.

At the same time, destination management agency FTI Meeting Point Hellas records higher demand from international travelers compared to the corresponding period of 2022, with particular emphasis on Rhodes, Corfu and Crete, where significant increases are expected in the coming months, according to to Mario Habig, CEO of FTI GROUP DMCs (photo).

At the same time, to inspire new visitors to the destination but also to highlight new angles for repeat visitors, the group’s subsidiary significantly expanded its program to Greek destinations.

As the managing director of Meeting Point Hellas & Cyprus, Mr. Manos Drakonakis, says, starting this year a jeep tour is offered in Crete through the Psiloritis Natural Park, which includes visiting the archaeological sites, Sfentoni Cave and also the birthplace of Jupiter, Mount Idi. Also, the new “Cretan Flavors” excursion program includes stops at a winery as well as an olive oil workshop for lovers of gourmet gastronomy.

Source tornosnews.gr