Mary Soulis – Kafkios
THE TOURS S.A.
The fact that today the the Tours regarded as one of the Greek key tour operators in Asia It can be attributed mainly to the dynamism and the vision of its owner and general director of the company, of Ms. Mary Soulis-Kafkios. Born of Greek parents on the island of sima, pre-grandmother Mrs Mary Soulis-Kafkios was born
in Asia, which explains
physical bond with throughout Asia. Trained in England, at the Technical College Bournemouth, She finished her studies by taking a degree in Marketing and Public Relations. They followed special courses at the College Underwood on yacht companies, as this was the work of her father in Greece. On her return to Greece, Ms. Mary Soulis-Kafkios immediately dealt with the family business, on rent yachts and tourist activities in Piraeus. After the death of her father, He took over full management of the company, and decided to orient in organized trips abroad, with emphasis on Asia. Only managed to open markets such as Thailand, sending groups of passengers to Phuket and Samui. In mid 1990 destinations expanded to Singapore, Malaysia and Indonesia. As the number of travelers increased, started own companies in Thailand (in Bangkok and Phuket). Promoting the Thailand 1996 It was so successful, that the award was given “Friend of Thailand” by Prime Minister. The 1998 The same award was given in the company of Mrs. Mary Soulis-Kafkios in Greece. At the same time the promotarise Cel Tours and trips to Latin America from Greece. Mostly destinations included the Cuba, Mexico, Brazil and Argentina. For its contribution to the development of Cuba as a tourist destination, the 2000 personally invited Fidel Castro to take the prize “Mostly supporter of Cuba Tourism”. At the beginning of 2000 the Cel Tours and China added to its list of. He became the first Greek company opened its own offices in China located in Beijing. The 2003 when Mongolia started to develops its tourism, Ms. Mary Soulis -Kafkios went further, investing in Enos construction hotel mountain named “Mandala Olympus”, trying to catch the expanded demand for high quality traditional houses of international travelers. For these efforts, He was given the award of “Ambassador of Culture and Communication” the Mongolian Government. The 2004 Ms. Mary Souli – Kafkios declared one of the 10 best women entrepreneurs from the very famous Greek magazine “Travel Times”. To 2009 the Greek Association of recognized Ms. Mary Souli – Kafkios as the most successful Female travel agent in Greece. Other awards were given to Mrs. Mary Soulis -Kafkios: 1996-2008 Various awards recognize Cel Tours as the best tour organizer, from various airlines including: Thai International , Singapore Airlines , Emirates , Lufthansa , Kuwait Airways , Gulf Air , Royal Jordanian 1998-1999 Detection is the Tourist organization of Hong Kong for the contribution and assistance. 1999-2006 Prize for best Travel Agency by the Chinese Ministry of Tourism 2002 “Ambassador of Tourism” the contribution of the Indian Tourism by agency SITA World Travel. 2002 voted “Business Woman of the Year” from the Greek magazine “EY” 2008 Prize for best supporter and derivatives is in Asia, from alisida Accor Hotels. During her career, many articles and reports have been written on Mrs. Mary Soulis-Kafkios either Greek magazines and newspapers, either in the international press. All these articles have synisferei to emerge as one of the most important figures in Tourism. Through the professionalism and experience of Mrs. Mary Soulis -Kafkios is longer well known and respected around the world tourist, and in many countries and government organizations.