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Philoxenia 2013 Sees Visitor Numbers Increase – Photo Report

The 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki, Northern Greece, saw a 20 percent increase in trade visitors this year compared with last year’s exhibition, according to organizer TIF-Helexpo.

Philoxenia 2013 Best Exhibitor Awards

Exhibitors that showed the most flair at this year's Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki (21-24 November) were honored by organizer TIF-Helexpo.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Want City’s Convention Bureau To Reopen

Thessaloniki is losing out on hosting major international conferences and events due to the lack of a conference and exhibition center in the city, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, informed Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni...

Philoxenia 2013: Anatolia Hotel Hosts Cocktail Party With Dances From Around The World

The annual cocktail party of Anatolia Hotel, held on the sidelines of the Philoxenia exhibition (21-24 November), took place this year in collaboration with the Golden Steps dance school under the theme "Dancing around the world."

Russian Arrivals To Greece Expected To Increase In 2014

Some 1.3 million Russian tourists are expected to visit Greece in 2014, according to the deputy head of the Federal Agency for Tourism of the Russian Federation, Evgeny Pisarevsky.

Greek Hotels Are Counting Losses Since 2008

Although the first signs appear positive for the 2014 tourism season, the majority of Greek hotels continue to remain in a bad position financially, according to the president of the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers, Yiannis Retsos.

HATTA: Turkish Travel Agencies Are Operating Illegally In Greece

Turkish travel agencies are operating illegally in Greece, travel agents from all over Greece were informed by the Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies (HATTA) at a briefing held during the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Presidents Of Greek Hotel Associations Speak Out

Greek hoteliers recently spoke of the problems and obstacles that interfere with the operation of hotels and tourism in general, during the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers' annual council of hotel associations.

TIF–Helexpo Launches Cooperation With Russian Exhibition Agency

Greek exhibition and conference organizer TIF–Helexpo signed a Memorandum of Cooperation with Russian exhibition agency EUROEXPO, on the sidelines of the recent 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Philoxenia 2013: Mediterranean Palace Throws Party For Hosted Buyers

The general manager of Mediterranean Palace, Yiannis Aslanis, and the president of TIF-Helexpo, Tasos Tzikas, hosted a party on Friday, 22 November, in honor of the hosted buyers of the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Kefalogianni Aims For A Common Communication Strategy With Greece’s Regions

The Tourism Ministry wants to develop a national communication strategy with Greece's regions to successfully promote the country domestically and abroad.

Mayor Boutaris: Thessaloniki Will Welcome First Youth Hostels Next Year

Thessaloniki will welcome the first youth hostels in 2014, the year the city will be known as the European Youth Capital, the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, said on 23 November.

TURSAB: Turkish Travelers Opt For Greece

Greece leads the list of top countries most frequently preferred in package tours by Turkish citizens traveling abroad, according to the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (TURSAB).

GNTO Office To Operate In Istanbul, Turkey

Greece will open a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) office in Istanbul to boost arrivals.

2014: “Year of Culture” For South Aegean Islands

The Region of South Aegean has declared 2014 as the "Year of Culture" and will focus on promoting the culture and tradition of the 48 Greek islands it represents.

Thessaloniki Serves “Greek Breakfast” At Philoxenia

Hotels in Thessaloniki have joined the "Greek Breakfast" program and have agreed to include Greek products and dishes on their breakfast menus.

HATTA Honors Best Websites, Travel Agency Brochures

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites on 21 November during the 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.

Philoxenia 2013 Opens With High Hopes For Greek Tourism

This year's edition of the 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia was labeled a "tourism forum with an international radiance" by Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Russia Comes To Philoxenia 2013

Russia is participating in this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition in Thessaloniki, Greece, after several years of absence.

Philoxenia 2013: Chios-A Four Season Destination

Chios, one of the biggest islands in the North-eastern Aegean Sea, is a destination to visit all year around as every month and every season something different can be showed to holidymakers.