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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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’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.
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.
The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) has expressed its resistance to a recent government proposal to set up a refugee center right next to a designated area in the Eastern Thessaloniki regional unit slated for tourist expansion.
New collaborations were discussed between Greek tourism enterprises and travel agencies from target international markets at the B2B Travel Event held recently in Thessaloniki by Respond on Demand for the fifth year.
Plans for waterways on Skopelos and in Kalamata are moving forward but the pace is so slow that insiders say the alternative form of transportation will not be up and running this coming tourist season.