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The Mediterranean Palace group with Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (third from right): Dimitra Samara, Dora Stathopoulou, Chrysa Tsountali, Yiannis Aslanis (general manager), Rafaela Tzikou, Katerina Toutziari and Maria Hatziparaschi.
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Mediterranean Palace Holds Hosted Buyers Party

The general manager of Mediterranean Palace, Yiannis Aslanis, and the president and CEO of Helexpo, Paris Mavridis, hosted a party on Friday, 23 November, within the sideline's of Philoxenia 2012, in honor of the hosted buyers of this year’s exhibition.
Posted On 29 Nov 2012
The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers’ President Yiannis Retsos (second from right) with vice presidents Kostas Leventis, Andreas Metaxas, Aristotelis Thomopoulos and secretary general, Andreas Fiorentinos.
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Greek Hotels Under Strain

“This year is not only a difficult year but it is the fourth difficult year for the hotel sector,” the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers president, Yiannis Retsos, said during the federation's annual council of hotel associations. The council was held on the sidelines of the 28th...
Posted On 29 Nov 2012
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Philoxenia Cocktail Party By Anatolia Hotels

Anatolia Hotel in Thessaloniki held its traditional cocktail party at the hotels' Aqua Bar Restaurant on the sidelines of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia (22-25 November).
Posted On 29 Nov 2012

Helexpo: Philoxenia Receives Extensive Upgrade

The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia saw a major increase in trade visitors this year compared with last year’s exhibition, according to a press release of organizer Helexpo.
Posted On 27 Nov 2012
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Limnos Announces Efforts To Boost Tourism

The island of Limnos will make an effort to improve ferry connections in order to attract more visitors from Northern Greece, the island’s mayor, Antonis Hatzidiamantis, said at a press conference during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia (22-25 November).
Posted On 27 Nov 2012
Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios (second from left), during the screening of the region's promotional videos at the press conference at Philoxenia 2012. The videos are currently on youtube.
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Chalkidiki Announces Actions For 2013

Extending Chalkidiki’s tourism season to 150 days from 120 days is the Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s goal for 2013, the organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios, said during a press conference during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki (22-25...
Posted On 27 Nov 2012
Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni (center) with representatives of the eight Greek regions that participated in Philoxenia 2012: East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese.
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28th Philoxenia: Region Awards

The Greek regions of East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese were honored during the opening ceremony of the 28th Philoxenia.
Posted On 26 Nov 2012
HATTA Awards 2012
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28th Philoxenia: HATTA Awards

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held 22-25 November.
Posted On 26 Nov 2012
Philoxenia 2012
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Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
Posted On 26 Nov 2012
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Tourism Minister Optimistic At Philoxenia 2012

“During these difficult times Greece and the Greek people are going through, tourism can contribute significantly to overturn the climate and restore growth. Tourism could be the greatest comparative advantage for Greece,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the...
Posted On 26 Nov 2012
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Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism is currently in a phase of creative reconstruction, which is steadily supported by the independent Tourism Ministry that has been reestablished by the Greek Government to give sovereignty to this administrative sector of the economy. At...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Philoxenia, a reference point and meeting place for tourism professionals, has recorded significant contribution to the promotion of Greek tourism. Tourism, even during the economic crisis we are experiencing and the unsteady economic scene, continues to be the fastest growing...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Tourism is a strong pillar for the development, prosperity and competitiveness of our country. Philoxenia, the main Tourism Exhibition in Greece, is a prominent promotional event for the travel sector, professionals, employees and those who invest in the...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Konstantinos Zikos, President Greek National Tourism Organization

I am very pleased to address this important and extremely useful publication of the Greek Travel Pages on the occasion of the 28th Philoxenia, which traditionally enjoys a high level of success commensurate to the importance of Greek Tourism. I am convinced that it will be an...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Nikos Karachalios, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greece is one of the world’s most popular tourism destinations as its brand name maintains its strong position amongst competition. So far, statistics depicting the tourist flow towards Greece, prove that Greece’s competitive advantage, its authenticity,...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Andreas Andreadis, President Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Whenever anyone refers to Greece, one of the first things that come to mind is tourism. For the international public, Greece is and always has been famous for its rich tourism resources. For us Greeks, our country’s self-evident and perpetual...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. For the past three years, Greece, as a country and as a nation, has been facing the biggest challenges of its modern history. Yet Greece is changing. Between the serious and major changes taking place in the country, our mentality is also undergoing...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Yiannis Retsos, President Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. This year’s tourism season has proved rather rough and difficult, yet challenging for the Greek Tourism sector. As up to the end of June, the state of the market was worrying, the outlook seemed gloomy and the rest of the season highly unpredictable,...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Giorgos Telonis, President Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (ΗΑΤΤΑ)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Greek tourism has once again shown high resilience in a highly negative environment. Eventually, 2012 shows that we will reach 16 million international arrivals, despite the severe downturn that appeared from the beginning of the year and of course...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) represents all ferries and passenger ships employed in Greek Domestic Lines as well as in Greece-Italy lines. SEEN also represents some of the most important cruising companies with vessels...
Posted On 01 Nov 2012
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