Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens

Tue, 9 Apr 2024 8:33 GMT
Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens provides opening to key tourism market for Greece.
Direct flight from Shanghai to Athens

The Chinese airline Juneyao marked a significant opening to the Greek tourism market on April 2nd with the inauguration of the first direct flight from Shanghai to Athens.

On the occasion of the inaugural flight, representatives from the Municipality of Athens (This is Athens-CVB), executives from the Athens International Airport, as well as other key players in Athens' tourism market travelled to Shanghai to promote Greece as a top destination to major Chinese travel agents.

At a related event held in Shanghai called “ Bridging Cultures in Travel: From Asia to Greece”, the This is Athens-CVB’s team presented the Greek capital to selected travel agents in China and held B2B meetings at the trade event that followed. The event, organized by Hellas Group and My Odyssey Travel, was held at the Hellas House. It is a 1930s building in the heart of Shanghai, that has evolved into a reference point for the cultural and business community of the Chinese city, hosting many important events.

Among the passengers on the first flight from Shanghai to Athens were four journalists-influencers from China who were hosted in the Greek capital as guests of the Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau (This is Athens-CVB) and the Athens International Airport. As part of the strategy to promote Athens to attract the Chinese market, Athens will take part for the first time in the large tourist exhibition “ ITB China” to be held in Shanghai in May by participating in the Greek National Tourism Organization's (GNTO) stand.


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