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Domestic Tourism, Balkan Travelers Give Thessaloniki Hotels Big Boost

Overnight stays at Thessaloniki hotels increased by 5.56 percent in 2016, according to data released by the city's hotels association.

Three Greek Cities in Euromonitor’s ‘Top 100 Destinations’ Report

Three Greek cities are in the top 100 city destinations ranking in terms of international tourist arrivals, according to Euromonitor International.
Posted On 27 Jan 2017

Rise in Numbers @ Greek Destinations Over Holidays

Traditional winter destinations across Greece welcomed a rise in visitors over the holidays while tourism professionals are already speaking of positive pre-bookings for the the summer ahead.

fedHATTA-TCB Alliance to Promote Thessaloniki as Conference Tourism Destination

The Federation of the Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (fedHATTA) has signed a cooperation agreement with the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) aiming to promote Greece's second largest city Thessaloniki as a conference tourism destination.
Posted On 18 Nov 2016

Thessaloniki Port Sale Priority for New Shipping Minister

Ensuring the sale of a 67 percent stake in the Thessaloniki port authority moves ahead swiftly and trouble free tops the agenda of new incoming shipping minister Panagiotis Kouroumblis.

Travel Massive Thessaloniki Chapter ‘Tours’ the Sites of Northern Greece

Travel and tourism insiders from various business areas last month attended the latest event held in Thessaloniki by the Travel Massive Thessaloniki and Northern Greece chapter that focused on the top sites found in northern Greek destinations.
Posted On 01 Nov 2016

IHU: Application Deadline for MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management on Nov. 1

Those interested in applying for the Thessaloniki-based International Hellenic University’s (IHU) MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management program for the 2016-2017 academic year must submit their applications by November 1.

Makedonia Palace Remake Moves to Next Phase

A 12.4 million euro facelift of Thessaloniki’s landmark Makedonia Palace Hotel is moving to the next phase with three fully renovated floors set to re-establish it as one of the finest luxury accommodation units in Southeastern Europe.
Posted On 04 Oct 2016

Worldchefs Congress Brings Culinary Experts to Thessaloniki

This year’s Worldchefs Congress & Expo saw 990 internationally renowned master chefs, 34 speakers, 40 competitors and 97 promising professionals from 86 countries bring the best culinary practices to Thessaloniki last month.
Posted On 04 Oct 2016

Thessaloniki’s 81st International Fair Starts with a Bang

Concerts, a car rally, hot air ballon flights, a brand new city monopoly, a pirate ship, e-games and art shows plus all the politics one can get will mark the opening of the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) on Saturday, September 10.
Posted On 08 Sep 2016

Thessaloniki Metro on Track, Expected to be Ready by 2020

Thessaloniki will have a metro system by 2020, said the chairman of Attiko Metro, Yiannis Mylopoulos, on Tuesday.
Posted On 06 Sep 2016

Thessaloniki Monopoly Debuts at TIF-Helexpo

The northern port city of Thessaloniki is finally getting its very own Monopoly board game set to make a debut at the 81st Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF).
Posted On 31 Aug 2016

Why September in Greece? The Best of All Worlds

Joining the recently launched “September in Greece” project, a Destsetters initiative, the Greek Travel Pages (GTP) has nine spots for the ninth month of the year where it’s all happening in Greece.
Posted On 10 Aug 2016

Thessaloniki to Welcome Fewer Cruise Ships but More Passengers in 2016

Fewer cruise ships are expected to dock at the port of Thessaloniki in 2016 compared to the previous year.
Posted On 02 Aug 2016

Cyclades Chamber Urges Winter Thessaloniki-islands Air Service

The Chamber of Cyclades is calling on its members and local entrepreneurs to take the necessary measures so that the islands and particularly Syros, where it is headquartered, remain connected with Thessaloniki in upcoming winter months.

Boris Mouzenidis Appointed Honorary Consul of Belarus

Mouzenidis Group President Boris Mouzenidis has been appointed honorary consul of Belarus in Thessaloniki, northern Greece.
Posted On 18 Jul 2016

Greek Port Strikes a Set Back for Cruise Revenue

The cruise industry is feeling the brunt of ongoing strikes at ports in Thessaloniki and Piraeus, with potential losses reaching 12 million euros this month, stated Mr Theodore Kontes, the president of Union of Cruise Shipowners and Associated Members (EEKFN).

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Ring Alarm Bells over Imminent Taxes

Thessaloniki’s hoteliers are sending signals of distress over plans by the government to increase taxes or introduce new levies on areas affecting the hospitality sector, saying this will inevitably lead to unsustainable fiscal burdens.

GNTO Gets the Word Out About Greece with Fam, Press Trips

Summer in Greece has taken off at full speed and the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) is doing everything to bring in more visitors with a series of initiatives including fam and press trips as well as on-the-spot filming of Greek destinations.
Posted On 20 May 2016

Thessaloniki – Sporades Ferry Connection to Launch in June

Greek coastal ferry operator Hellenic Seaways announced on Wednesday that its new route connecting Thessaloniki with the Sporades islands will launch on June 16.
Posted On 04 May 2016