13 ΝΟΕ '19
“Ancient Wisdom – An Inspiration for Today” Event organized at Hellas House by My Odyssey Travel
My Odyssey Travel organized an event for the promotion of all-year-round cultural travel to Greece, entitled “Ancient Wisdom – An Inspiration for Today” at Hellas House, in the presence of the mayor of Athens, Kostas Bakoyannis. Thematic travel products with emphasis on Culture and History are mainly addressed to sophisticated Chinese travelers, who are interested in combining leisure with experiential knowledge. In addressing the audience at the event, the mayor of Athens highlighted the momentum in the development of relations between Greece and China. He also emphasized the prospects that the direct flight between Athens and Shanghai will create. The new route is set to start from June 2020, via Juneyao Air airlines, in collaboration with Athens International Airport “Eleftherios Venizelos”.
Fokion Drossos, co-founder and CEO of My Odyssey Travel, spoke about the characteristics of the Chinese traveler who enjoys visiting Greece all year round and who shares a special love and respect for the country and its heritage.
Other speakers at the event included: Mrs. Diggle Tian, editor of Travel + Leisure Magazine (China), Ms. Rania Katavouta, poet and lecturer of Greek Language and Literature in the Department of Greek Studies, University of International Studies (Shanghai), and Ms. Archontia Balioukou, Head of Culture and Education at Hellas House.
Speakers and attendees each held a glass of Greek red wine and shared their most personal travel experiences from Greece. Recreating a symposiac atmosphere, they reflected on those trips to Greece which are most deeply etched in their memories and still trigger introspection today. The dialogue also included an exchange of thoughts on the influence and possible applications of the ancient Greek spirit and wisdom in today’s urban life.