Travel Trade Events: ARGO II Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop

The ARGO II Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop took place in Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece on the 3rd and 4th of May, organized by UNDP Black Sea Trade and Investment Programme (BSTIP), the Region of Peloponnese & abouTourism destination consultants with the support of the City of Nafplio & the Argolida Chamber.

More than 80 local companies and organizations participated in the two day Forum while more than 20 Hosted Buyers from 9 different countries of the Black Sea Region were introduced to the unique Region of Peloponnese and its selective range of tourism suppliers.

Aiming to strengthen business ties amongst the countries of the Black Sea region and promote diverse tourist regions of the country, the event was an exclusive opportunity for Black Sea countries tour operators to network and do business with selected tourism providers from the entire region of Peloponnese in Greece, gaining first hand insights and knowledge into the most representative and innovative Peloponnese tourism products.

A rich field trip program amazed the hosted buyers, as they had the opportunity to experience the unique and diverse character of Peloponnese through wine tours in scenic locations, special tours to world heritage sites and unique attraction visits amongst others;

The Forum included a full workshop day with a series of B2B meetings between the Black Sea representatives and the suppliers from the Region of Peloponnese, pre scheduled through an online meeting platform providing a quality agenda;

and a Conference day with special sessions on tourism service excellence, destination management, digital tourism and product development offered by leading local and international experts.

Excellent presentations were offered by Barry Kolodkin (UNDP-BSTIP), Damian Cook & Zeina Rifai (E-Tourism Frontiers), Martin Schobert (Turismus Design), Stella Sampani (Up Greek Tourism), Chara Georgiadou (Trivago) and Manolis Psarros (abouTourism).

Extended networking opportunities were offered during coffee and lunch breaks, open appointment slots and special dinner receptions and many more exciting social activities, organized for the participants in order for them to experience first hand the cultural and historical tourism offering of the region while maximizing their corporate benefits. 

Here is the Destination Snapshot Presentation for Peloponnese

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ARGO II Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop

The UNDP Black Sea Trade and Investment Programme (BSTIP) is pleased to present the ARGO II Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop to take place in Nafplio, Peloponnese, Greece, on 3 and 4 May 2012, at the “Vouleftiko”. The two-day event is brought to you with the support of the Region of Peloponnese, the Municipality of Nafplio and the Argolida Chamber, with the cooperation of AbouTourism International Destination Consultancy.

Aiming to enhance tourism business partnership in the Black Sea Region, the ARGO II Black Sea Tourism Forum & Workshop will host selected Tour Operators and National Airlines representatives from more than 12 countries of the Black Sea Region introducing them to the unique Region of Peloponnese and its selective range of tourism suppliers. The Forum includes a workshop with a series of pre organized B2B meetings between the Black Sea representatives and the suppliers from the Region of Peloponnese, as well as a Conference day with sessions on digital tourism and destination management offered by leading experts.

Mr Barry Kolodkin, BSTIP Programme Manager commented on the importance of the ARGO II Forum: Travelers are becoming increasingly sophisticated; seeking destinations that will appeal specifically to their wants and emotions. The Peloponnese in Greece, like Tuscany in Italy or Provence in France, is such a destination. This forum will enable the Peloponnese to display its prodigious offerings to tour operators from the Black Sea region, a region with growing disposable income, where travelers seek new and exciting destinations.

-Click here to download the Programme to the event for Greek companies (EN)

-Click here to download the programme to the event for Greek companies (GR)

-Click here to download the programme to the event for Foreign companies (EN)

-Click here to download the Application Form for Greek companies (EN)

-Click here to download the Application Form for NON-Greek companies (EN)

-Click here to download the Application Form for Buyers (EN)

BSTIP is a unique initiative jointly co-financed by the Hellenic Republic, the Republic of Turkey, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) and the BSEC (Black Sea Economic Cooperation Organization). The main objective of the programme is to promote the regional economic integration process among the BSEC Member States.

AbouTourism International Destination Consultancy (www.aboutourism.com) is an international destination development & marketing consultancy with a regional focus on South Eastern Europe & Eastern Mediterranean Regions.

For further information, please contact:

Mrs Daniela Drone

UNDP BSTIP

Tel: +30-210-7701661

Email: dita.daniela.drone@undp.org

Website: www.undpforblacksea.org

Mrs Daisy Modiano

abouTourism

Tel: (+30) 210 8941610

Email: info@aboutourism.com

Website: www.aboutourism.com

Blog: www.aboutourism.wordpress.com

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