The Federation’s objective is to protect the legitimate interests of its members as well as the industry, to contribute to the improvement of the prevailing legislation on tourist accommodation and their participation in the tourism economy, to make constant efforts to upgrade the services offered by its members, and promote the tourism products in the local and the international tourism market.
To achieve the above objective, the ΟΕΤΚ, apart from its own activities, participates actively through its representatives in all decision-making centers concerning owners of tourist establishments in Corfu, such as the Prefectural Tourism & Culture Committee, the Municipal Committees for the Promotion of Tourism, cooperates with all tourism associations of Corfu, whilst is a founding member of the Confederation of Greek Enterprises of Rented Rooms & Apartments (SEEDDE).
The ΟΕΤΚ comprises of 14 associations – members from all areas of Corfu, with appr. 2.000 tourist entrepreneurs which hold the 50% of the island’s capacity. The members of the associations are in their majority enthusiastic professionals having interest in tourism and the developments in the field, and great care for the client.
The ΟΕΤΚ can demonstrate considerable action as regards the up-to-date development of tourist accommodation in Corfu, having created the appropriate conditions so that its members can get together and address dynamically the chronic problems that plagued the entrepreneurs of the industry.
After many years of intense efforts, the ΟΕΤΚ has managed to solve most operational problems of its members and today is focused on achieving of the following - particularly tough - targets:
- Vocational training of members by organizing special seminars aiming to help them acquire professional integrity – implement a rational pricing policy - advice on promotion of products through modern technology.
- Advertising and promoting tourist accommodation in local and international markets through the mass media and the internet in general, promotion of solidarity and a spirit of unity among industry professionals aiming to upgrade the Corfiot tourism preserving the island’s culture and natural beauty.