Today, on Friday, June 14, 2013, at the Offices of the Greek Tourism Organization (E.O.T.) in Athens, a working meeting was held attended by: a) His Eminence Chrysostomos, the Metropolitan of Dodoni. President, b) the Venerable Archimandrite Spiridon Katramadou, Secretary, and c) Mr. Vasilios Tzerpas from the Synodal Office for Pilgrimage Tours of the Church of Greece on one side, while from the other side, Mr. Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General of the Greek Ministry of Tourism and Mr. Panos Leivada, Secretary General of the Greek Tourism Organization took part in the talks. The topic under discussion was the first ever participation of the Church of Greece and the Synodal Office for Pilgrimage Tours in the upcoming International Tourism Expo (BITE), which is to be held in Beijing, China from June 20 till June 24, 2013.
This participation of the Church of Greece represented by the Synodal Office for Pilgrimage Tours in the aforementioned Expo is part of the joint measures and activities implemented on the basis of the signed Memorandum of Cooperation between the Church of Greece and Ministry of Tourism. The goal of this agreement is to promote the Holy Monasteries, the Pilgrimage sites and other religious monuments of our country.
During the Beijing International Tourism Expo, which is the largest and most important tourism fair in Asia, the participation of the Church of Greece is aimed at promoting the cultural aspects of the aforementioned monuments of our country. In this way, a contribution will be done to the country's wider efforts to boost the development of tourism and likewise assist the national economy.
From the Synodal Office