Younger mayor of Mykonos, aged 37, Konstantinos Koukas is among the greatest ambassadors of Greece's most well-known island. And for good cause, tourism accounts for practically 90% of revenues. Each element counts to please summer time guests from everywhere in the world.
What makes Mykonos distinctive?
Konstantinos Koukas Mykonos is a novel vacationer vacation spot as a result of it’s the most lovely island on this planet, with its high-quality sand seashores and crystal clear water. The town itself can be very lovely and utterly distinctive. The great thing about Mykonos and its neighbor, Delos, makes this place a particular expertise for vacationers. Added to this are the standard providers supplied on the island, corresponding to resorts and eating places. Guests to the island can subsequently take pleasure in a magni fi cent location and equally spectacular providers, which depart the tourism clientele untouched.
Aside from resorts, eating places, actual property and companies associated to tourism on the island, what sort of actions can I discover in Mykonos immediately?
Okay. Okay. : We don’t follow numerous agriculture on the island. Tourism represents greater than 90% of the island's actions, it creates jobs for all inhabitants. You realize, it's onerous to persuade the youthful era to work in agriculture whereas tourism presents extra worldwide alternatives.
Talking of qualitative providers, how do you keep the status of Mykonos? How can one be aggressive with different vacationer paradises?
Okay. Okay. : We don’t make any comparability with different locations. Because the competitors could be very robust, we attempt to enhance from 12 months to 12 months, that satisfies our guests. And even when Mykonos is a little more costly than different locations in Greece and the Mediterranean, there isn’t any different such picturesque vacation spot that provides all our providers. We work day by day to protect the authenticity of the island, which is in reality a sort of industrial product. The inhabitants at the moment are very invested within the native vacationer business.
Do you need to spend time with the individuals of Mykonos, to ensure they work with you, why?
Okay. Okay. : Sure, it is crucial that the native inhabitants respects the vacationers. We attempt to pursue our objectives in benevolence and we encourage our entrepreneurs to do the identical.
Are all entrepreneurs on the island shifting in the identical route?
Okay. Okay. : No … They don’t comply with all our directions. Newcomers typically have a tough time respecting our tips. Yearly, we remind them that you will need to apply our directions. In the event that they refuse, then we implement the regulation.
Your new time period will start in two months. What’s your roadmap for the following 5 years?
Okay. Okay. : We need to put in place a brand new regulatory system that can extra clearly outline what’s banned and what’s allowed on the island for each locals and vacationers. You will need to present a normative framework, for instance for constructing development, waste administration, noise air pollution, and so on. A lot for the theoretical facet. In follow, we need to enhance our infrastructure, particularly our roads, to not construct highways, we don’t want on our small island, however to keep up our community of predominant roads. In abstract, our aims for the following mandate are: regulation, infrastructure and respect for native coloration regardless of internationalization.
So far as tourism is worried, are you glad with the individuals who go on vacation to Mykonos?
Okay. Okay. : We’ve the posh of having the ability to select our guests, we don’t want the entire world to go to us. Because the island is small, we cater to a focused clientele, which is generally concentrated in the UK, France, Germany, Italy and the USA. In recent times, we have now been making an attempt to draw an increasing number of People to the island, together with the daughter of US President Tiffany Trump. All people in the USA likes to go to us, and we’re additionally attracting a brand new Brazilian, Australian and Mexican clientele. We’re really a global vacation spot.
In twenty to thirty years, do you suppose that Mykonos will nonetheless be on the forefront of the worldwide vacationer scene?
Okay. Okay. : Sure, I feel we are going to all the time be there. I have no idea if we are going to nonetheless be vacation spot #1, however we are going to do every part to remain that manner. We don’t want Mykonos to be a trendy place that loses its curiosity in a couple of years, we need to be a part of the world vacationer panorama. Tourism on our island started within the 1930s, and if Mykonos was only a fleeting vacation spot, we’d not have welcomed vacationers for greater than eighty years. So long as we protect the great thing about our island and supply high quality providers, we are going to all the time have loyal vacationers to go to us. Mykonos isn’t just a vacation spot, it's an actual expertise.