In the difficult times our homeland is experiencing, initiatives, such as the one you have undertaken, confirms, once again, that the Greek Diaspora has always been a firm supporter of our birthplace.
The Greek News Campaign, held for the second consecutive year, comes as reinforcement to the efforts of the Ministry of Culture and Tourism for a targeted communication policy, also supported by the World Council of Hellenes Abroad.
It is not a coincidence that tourism has been characterized as the “heavy industry” of Greece, as it possesses priceless natural wealth and beauty, which is essential to utilize. Furthermore, alternative forms of Tourism can form a major attraction for visitors from all over the world, throughout the year.
It is important that every one of us understands, that our visit to our homeland, encouraging our friends to follow, contributes, not only towards the strengthening of our Tourism market, but also the Economy of Greece and expansion of the already great circle of Philhellenes, who are vital to our homeland.
Apart from the invaluable contribution of Greek Diaspora Media, which I have repeatedly emphasized, it is important for all networks of Ecumenical Hellenism to join forces, in this difficult situation that Greece is facing, in fact the most difficult, as noted, in the period of regime change.
With these thoughts, I wish you every success in your campaign, along with congratulations on the praiseworthy effort of your newspaper.
Until we meet again in our homeland!
Stefanos P. Tamvakis