This summer officials and professionals of Samos are determined to receive tourists with huge discount packages and great offers in an effort to boost tourism.
In a joint statement, the Deputy Governor of Samos Prefecture and the President of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Samos, declared their determination to take action in order to tackle the problems facing Samos’s tourist industry during the coming summer season. As they point out, once again the promises made to us by the Ministry of Tourism “remained … empty words, like so many other promises”.
As part of a joint effort we decided to implement measures in order to address the problem facing Samos’s tourist industry and as far as we can see every day that passes the promises made by the Ministry of Tourism remain in theory and do not materialize. So, we decided to take the initiative in order to support local actions.
Under the slogan “this year we welcome tourists and visitors with great discounts and offers” we tried to encourage the creation and the promotion of discount packages for all Greek visitors. We also pay a visit to the Hellenic Seaways company and agreed upon a very significant 30% discount for all passengers from all destinations who have chosen Samos and one of the many discount packages we offer.
A prerequisite for the formation of these packages is for the hotel and rooms-to-let owners to submit their offers. So, we believe, the combination of low tickets, low room prices, and the discount packages, which will be offered in the form of a discount card, will, eventually, create an attractive and integrated holiday proposal.
Within the framework of an unofficial committee we established, we asked the hotel and rooms-to-let owners, to submit similar offers and packages. Unfortunately, the response was minimal. We therefore call, once again, all the hotel and rooms-to-let owners to respond, as quickly as possible, and provide, to the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Samos, until April 11 the latest, discount offers and packages. By doing so, the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of Samos will be able to form combined and integrated packages. It will be a pity to loose such an opportunity to boost domestic demand. Note, that 2016 is a very difficult year for tourism, not only in Samos but elsewhere as well, so the responsibility of all is to seize every available opportunity.