Maria Athanasopoulou first got involved with tourism in Greece when she started writing articles in 2008, as an amateur but soon afterwards in 2009, she becomes chief editor of the online, non-profitable e-magazine Taksidi 2 Greece.
At the same time, she established the company Respond on Demand aiming to promote all types of Greek tourism to travel agents abroad. She is a member of the International Association of Tourism Writers and Photographers and participates with often articles to online magazines and electronic travel platforms.
Gastronomy is the main focus of the Top Tourism nonprofit company, where Maria is a co-owner. She has addressed speeches to several events concerning the important role of gastronomy to tourism development.
Maria won the Association’s Ambassador of the Year award in 2017. She joined the Association’s Board of Directors in 2019.
favorite cuisine – Greek
favorite drink – white wine
favorite dessert – profiteroles are always the best!
favorite destination for food or drink – Italy
where I want to travel for food next – Spain