Crete, in Greece, is a sought-after destination for German tourists. The island holds magical beauty and is close to the hearts of those in Germany. In a bid to increase tourism from Germany, A German-Greek Assembly would be held by the Region of Crete. The statement was released in the aftermath of a meeting held between Stavros Arnaoutakis, Governor of Crete and Harry Glawe from Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, who holds the position of Minister for Economic Affairs, Employment, and Health. The assembly is expected to take place in Hersonissos on the island of Crete between November 1 and November 3.
The meeting in question covered a variety of topics. The focus lay on strengthening and growing tourism to Crete from Germany. Topics such as the promotion of the unique cuisine associated with Crete as well as the learning opportunities made possible by visiting the island were brought to the fore. The expected influx of German tourists to Crete this year, according to Arnaoutakis, lingers around a million visitors. Many Germans do already favor the island as a vacation destination, however, there is room for improvement and growth but it will require a collaboration between both sides.
Following the meeting of the two officials(?), it was made public that Crete and Mecklenburg-Vorpommern, would be official partners at the ITB in Berlin next year. A press conference is scheduled during the ITB where both men will promote their regions in a bid to strengthen ties between them. More favorable relations will be encouraged and tourism to Greece developed through the open promotion of what Crete has to offer to German tourists. Emphasis will be placed on cuisine and diet on the Greek island as well as the beauty of the destination. Expansion of the collaboration and cooperation in both the education and tourism sectors will show vast increases in numbers to the island.