Greece and China will launch a task force to strengthen the tourism ties between the two countries; it was decided on 17 February in Athens during a meeting between Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and the new Chinese Ambassador to Athens Zou Xiaoli.
During the meeting, it was agreed to organize a Greek-Chinese Syposium on tourism issues in Athens this year with representatives of the tourism sector from both countries.
The visa requirements of Chinese citizens wanting to travel to Greece were discussed. The Greek tourism minister referred to actions launched by Greece to simplify the entry procedures for citizens from third countries.
In regards to the language barrier, Mrs. Kefalogianni informed that spcial signs in the Chinese language were planned to be installed in specific tourism sites in Greece. The certification of tour guides for Chinese tourists was also discussed.