How the pandemic changed Greek tourism and the challenges ahead Dimitris Fragakis, Greek National Tourism Organisation
York Management School Masterclass
The pandemic was a wakeup call, for all stakeholders in the global tourism industry. Covid 19 played a catalytic role in identifying the necessary swifts in our strategic priorities and goals for a better future for Greek tourism. Especially for a country like Greece, that heavily relies on tourism, tourism is no longer to be perceived as just a fraction within a destination’s ecosystem. The key to a thriving tourism industry is also about taking into consideration how tourism can benefit a community.
About the speaker
Dimitris Fragakis has served as the Secretary-General of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) since September 2019. He holds a Masters Degree in Law and Political Science from the University of Athens and a BA in Philosophy from the Athens School of Philosophy. Dimitris has served as a Scientific Advisor to the Greek PM Kyriakos Mitsotakis at the Ministry of Administrative Reform (2013-2014) as well as a Deputy Director-General of the Constantinos K. Mitsotakis Foundation (2000-2003) and a Research Associate at the Hellenic Parliament (2004-2013). During 2014-2019 he served as the Secretary-General of the Municipality of Chania and in the 2019 national elections he was a candidate for MP in Chania.