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Halkidiki Hoteliers: Sharing Economy Accounting for €30m in Losses

Hotels and rented room owners in Halkidiki are being deprived of 30 million euros in revenue from the operation of Airbnb-style properties, the Halkidiki Hotel Association said.

Halkidiki Tourism Pros Call on Gov’t to Clamp Down on Illegal Campers

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, northern Greece, are calling on the government to take measures and as of 2018 effectively deal with illegal campers.
Posted On 04 Aug 2017

Bad Weather Hype Takes Toll on Greek Hotel Holiday Business

Hoteliers across Greece are expressing their disappointment and blaming TV channel weather forecasts for the decreased bookings mainly to destinations known for their winter offerings over the three-day Theofania holiday last weekend.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...
Posted On 29 Feb 2016

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Eye Netherlands Market, Visit Amsterdam

As part of its ongoing strategy to expand to new markets, the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) visited Amsterdam, last week, to participate in promotional events and workshops with the aim to present the region and its offerings to local tourism professionals.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.
Posted On 10 Mar 2015

The Future of Tourism In Halkidiki, Greece: Investments In 5-Star Hotels

Halkidiki, a Greek holiday hotspot located in Northern Greece, was put under the microscope during a recent workshop held by the region's hotel association on the occasion of World Tourism Day.
Posted On 29 Sep 2014

Halkidiki, Greece, Sees Popularity Soar In European Markets

Halkidiki in Northern Greece has been recording a significant rise in bookings made by European tour operators for the 2014 tourism season following five years of reduced interest in the region.
Posted On 04 Jun 2014

Halkidiki, Greece, To Welcome Major Hotel Investments

A series of hotel investments are expected to take place in Halkidiki, Greece, which will give the destination great added value, improve its competitiveness and strengthen the local economy and job market.
Posted On 23 May 2014

Porto Carras Honored For Participation In EU Project For Sustainable Hotels (ShMILE 2)

The eco-tourism complex Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki was recently honored with the EU Ecolabel, within the framework of the completion of the "ShMILE 2 project – from experimentation to dissemination of the Ecolabel in the Mediterranean."
Posted On 28 Apr 2014

Thessaloniki To Welcome Direct Flights From The Netherlands And Scandinavia In Spring 2014

Next spring, Thessaloniki will open to new markets and expand in existing ones. Flights from Amsterdam, Stockholm, Copenhagen and Oslo as of April 2014.
Posted On 30 Oct 2013

Halkidiki’s Tourism On The Upswing

Greek destination Halkidiki recorded a seven percent rise in revenue during the 2013 tourism season from the same period last year, bolstered by a 10 percent increase in overnight stays by German, Russian, Ukrainian, British and Turkish tourists.
Posted On 30 Oct 2013

Greece among most popular Gay Tourism hotspots for 2013

“Talk of the Eurozone crisis has not deterred LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender) travelers who have pushed Greece up the rankings to appear in the top ten most desired gay destinations globally,” according to Out Now Business Class (www.OutNowBusinessClass.com), the...
Posted On 10 Sep 2012

Halkidiki Hotel Association Holds Xmas Charity Event

Grigoris Tassios, president of the Halkidiki Hotel Association (right-standing), welcoming hoteliers, tour operators, political figures and local government representatives and friends who attended the association’s Christmas charity cocktail event.
Posted On 01 Feb 2012

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Approach Gay Travel Market

The Halkidiki Hotel Association recently organized a four-day fam trip to Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki for gay German journalists in an attempt to approach the gay travel market.
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Greece Falls Out Of Favor With Gay Tourists

0 0 0 1 01shares“Gay and lesbian tourists, who for years flocked to the islands of Mykonos and Lesbos, have removed Greece from their list of favorite destinations because of discrimination,” a survey by Amsterdam-based OutNow Consulting said recently. According to the OutNow...
Posted On 01 Oct 2011

Greece and Israel Explore Closer Ties

Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed last month to form a joint committee to strengthen ties between the two countries.