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Philoxenia2014

In its 30th year, Philoxenia, Greece’s annual meeting point for the development of strategies and business alliances among tourism professionals, will run from 13 to 16 November 2014 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center. One of the largest tourism sector shows in southeast Europe, Philoxenia serves as a forum of exchange between regional market players and local tourism professionals and provides the chance to explore the business opportunities in both Greece and the wider Balkan region. During the weekend Philoxenia is open to the public for them to discover new holiday destinations in Greece.

Philoxenia 2014 Ground Plans
Philoxenia Exhibitors list

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Philoxenia 2014 Special: The country’s key tourism figures, industry professionals and regional governors give GTP their insight on today’s situation in Greek Tourism and confirm the significance of the Philoxenia expo for the Greek travel/tourism industry.

Latest Philoxenia 2014 News

Greece’s Philoxenia Show Draws in the Crowds – Photo Report by GTP

This year’s Philoxenia event, held 13-16 November, attracted a record number of attendees, recording a 54 percent...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Greece-based Mouzenidis Group to Expand Network, Lease New Planes

The Mouzenidis Group has announced plans to expand operations of its fledgling carrier Ellinair with the extension of...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Travelport Shows Commitment to Travel Industry in Thessaloniki, Greece

Recognizing the importance of the Northern Greek travel industry, Travelport recently held an event in Thessaloniki and...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Greece’s Halkidiki Tourist Product Can Draw in the Crowds, Boost Revenue

The Halkidiki region in northern Greece can draw in the crowds and boost its revenue by as much as tenfold,it was...
Posted On 19 Nov 2014

Lack of Liquidity Affects Hotel Market in Greece

The lack of liquidity is one of the main problems the Greek hotel market is currently up against, according to the...
Posted On 17 Nov 2014

Destination Thessaloniki: Attracting Conference Tourism to Greece

Developing the northern port city into a prime conference tourism choice was the focus of "Destination Thessaloniki"...
Posted On 17 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November,...
Posted On 14 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Will Invest Half a Billion Euros For Tourism Investments Per Year

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni focused on the new development perspective of Greek tourism and revealed the...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

2015 Expected to Be Landmark Year for Tourism Investments in Greece

This year Greece was established as a global tourist destination and 2015 is expected to be a landmark year for...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

Thessaloniki, Greece, To Receive Global Promotion Via Tourism Ministry, TIF-Helexpo Alliance

The Tourism Ministry and Greece's national exhibition body, TIF-Helexpo, will jointly participate in international...
Posted On 13 Nov 2014

All Eyes on Thessaloniki: Philoxenia 2014 Expo to Open on 13 November

In its 30th year, Philoxenia, Greece's annual meeting point for the development of strategies and business alliances...
Posted On 12 Nov 2014

Greece’s Philoxenia, Hotelia Shows Tune In To Regional Tourist Potential

Over 100 hosted buyers representing leading international tour operators have arranged 1,000 meetings with exhibitors to...
Posted On 11 Nov 2014

Philoxenia 2014: Greece Tourism Sector Show to Kick Off

One of the country’s main tourism and hospitality exhibits opens its doors on 13-16 November in the northern port city...
Posted On 04 Nov 2014

Key Tourism Figures

Olga Kefalogianni, Tourism Minister

With a set of institutional interventions, we have broadened the field of offered services, improved quality and...

Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

The Municipality of Thessaloniki will continue to work on increasing tourism culture, investing in synergies with the...

Anastasios Liaskos, Secretary General Ministry of Tourism

We are forming the new tourism identity of our country, strengthening the tourism product in terms of competitiveness,...

Dr. Christos Pallis, President Greek National Tourism Organization

Our highest priority for 2015 is to specify the objectives and actions to implement the national strategic development...

Panos Livadas, Secretary General Greek National Tourism Organization

The Greek National Tourism Organization, following the current global trends, strives to promote this authentic brand,...

Dr. Andreas A. Andreadis, President Greek Tourism Confederation

SETE is working towards the implementation of a thorough plan aimed at improving the standards of products and services...

Georgios A. Tsakiris, President Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

It is essential to perceive that the careful management of a successful tourism year is the foundation and condition to...

Yiannis A. Retsos, President Hellenic Hotel Federation

The completion of the financial adjustment reforms and the establishment of targeted development policies by the state,...

Lysandros Tsilidis, President Hellenic Association of Travel & Tourist Agencies

The primary goal for Greek tourism should include: the expansion of our tourism period through actions that will...

Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies

Despite the problems, we have to point out that the Greek passenger shipping companies have offered excellent services...

Dinos Frantzeskakis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives

It should be clear to the government that tourism is directly dependant on aviation, as much as it is on facilities on...

Konstantinos Palaskonis, President General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises

It is a fact that 2014 was the year of turnaround for domestic tourism and yet remains to be seen how the market is...

Konstantinos Brentanos, President Confederation of Greek Enterprises for Rented Villas & Apartments

Tourism is the only industry in the country, along with Shipping, that can become a pillar for the recovery of the Greek...

Antonis Stelliatos, President Hellenic Professional Yacht Owners Association

Since the crisis broke out and until 2012 the years have been catastrophic. In 2013 and this year, a small recovery has...

Dinos Astras, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers – HAPCO and its members, strongly believing in cooperation...

Alexandros Vassilikos, President Athens-Attica & Argosaronic Hotel Association

Sectoral meetings and exhibitions should be the ground of new ideas targeting the future of our sector, not short term...

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, President Thessaloniki Hotels Association

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association pays close attention to both the public and private sectors and states its views,...

Vyron Theologis, President Macedonia-Thrace Travel Agencies Association

The sun and the sea are beautiful but tourists return mainly for the Greek hospitality that is not limited to the summer...

Tasos Tzikas, President TIF-HELEXPO

In a country blessed by nature with its mountains, rivers, history and religious traditions, Greece's alternative forms...

Regional Governors

Rena Dourou, Regional Governor of Attica

Our vision is to upgrade not just the image of Attica, but the very lives of its citizens, in all its municipalities, by...

Apostolos Tzitzikostas, Regional Governor of Central Macedonia

The results for the second consecutive year are quantifiable and evident according to the number of arrivals in our main...

Kostas Agorastos, Regional Governor of Thessaly

The hospitality of the locals, as well as the endless possibilities of our destination, renders it capable to fulfill...

Stavros Arnaoutakis, Regional Governor of Crete

It is necessary to launch a new business philosophy dedicated to quality and focused on marketing.

Petros Tatoulis, Regional Governor of Peloponnese

The Peloponnese is undoubtedly a privileged and exceptional tourism destination with a huge potential since the early...

Alexandros Kachrimanis, Regional Governor of Epirus

Epirus, nowadays, is a reference point for thousands of visitors that have already experienced some of its areas.

Nikolaos Katrakazos, Regional Vice Governor of Tourism, Region of North Aegean

The islands of the North Aegean have managed to preserve their local culture and natural environment, offering visitors...