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Key Tourism Figures 2017: Yannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

Taking advantage of the multicultural heritage of our city, we have embarked on a comprehensive reporting strategy on overseas markets.

Mayor Boutaris Invites Foreign Students to Study in Thessaloniki

“Study in Thessaloniki, Live in Thessaloniki” is the latest motto launched by the city’s mayor Yiannis Boutaris, in efforts to attract foreign students.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.

Thessaloniki Places Citizens at the Top with Resilience Strategy Launch

Thessaloniki has launched Greece’s first citywide resilience strategy, as part of its participation in the 100 Resilient Cities (100RC) initiative pioneered by The Rockefeller Foundation.

Thessaloniki Mayor Says Holocaust Museum to Be Ready in 2019

The Holocaust Museum and Education Center for Human Rights will open its doors in 2019, according to Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris.

Aegean Flights to Connect Tel Aviv with Thessaloniki in May

Greek national carrier Aegean recently announced the launch of direct flights from Tel Aviv to Thessaloniki during the May - October period.
Posted On 09 Feb 2017

Qatar Airways Showcases Services at Philoxenia 2016 Expo

Qatar Airways took center stage at this year’s three-day Philoxenia fair held last month in Thessaloniki, introducing participants to its wide range of services and products.
Posted On 02 Dec 2016

Boutaris Honored for Contribution to Worldwide Reputation of Santorini Wine

Yiannis Boutaris, the current mayor of Thessaloniki, was recently honored for contributing to the commercial development of the wines of Santorini worldwide.
Posted On 17 Oct 2016

Thessaloniki’s Caryatids Back to ‘Enchant’ at City’s Helexpo Fair

Thessaloniki authorities were very pleased on Wednesday, to welcome the city’s legendary Caryatids to their birthplace 151 years later.
Posted On 27 Aug 2015

Thessaloniki Goes Up ICCA Ranking of Business Events

186 0 1 1 0188sharesThessaloniki, Northern Greece, registered a remarkable rise in the newly released ICCA (International Congresses and Conventions Association) rankings for city destinations, moving up from 209th to 108th place worldwide. The data, which refers to 2014, shows...
Posted On 20 May 2015

Spiros Pengas takes on Thessaloniki Tourism Portfolio

Spiros Pengas, Deputy Mayor for Tourism and International Relations and Council Member of the Municipality of Thessaloniki, has been appointed by Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris to take over all responsibilities concerning tourism issues.
Posted On 05 Feb 2015

Thessaloniki Mayor Named in World’s Top 10

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris joins the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was named one of the top 10 awardees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.
Posted On 03 Feb 2015

Destination Thessaloniki: Attracting Conference Tourism to Greece

Developing the northern port city into a prime conference tourism choice was the focus of "Destination Thessaloniki" held at this year’s Philoxenia exhibition.
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, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.
Posted On 14 Nov 2014

Yiannis Boutaris, Mayor of Thessaloniki

The Municipality of Thessaloniki will continue to work on increasing tourism culture, investing in synergies with the city's stakeholders and active citizens.

Thessaloniki Mayor Is Up For “World Mayor”

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international competition that honors the world's most outstanding mayors.
Posted On 27 Sep 2014

The Huffington Post Applauds Greek Mayor For Transforming His City

Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, leads a list drawn up by The Huffington Post that introduces eight mayors from around the world that are transforming their cities with flair and enthusiasm.
Posted On 16 Aug 2014

Tourism Potential of Thessaloniki, Greece, Discussed

The Greek Tourism Ministry is exploring ways to develop thematic forms of tourism in Greece's northern city of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki, Greece, To Get Public Tram System

The Council of Thessaloniki Public Transport has announced plans to add a public tram line in the Greek northern city, aiming to offer an effective transport system to residents and visitors.
Posted On 12 Jun 2014

Judges For Greek Tourism Awards 2014 Announced

The final names that will form the judging committee that will decide on who will be rewarded this year at the new Tourism Awards for excellence in hospitality and travel in Greece, have been announced.
Posted On 18 Feb 2014
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