Crete, Sifnos and Rhodes represented Greece at this year’s Norwegian travel fair “Reiselivsmessen Oslo” that took place 10-12 January 2014 at Telenor Arena. Reiselivsmessen was Scandinavia’s first travel fair of the year.
The Norwegian fair this year attracted some 45,000 tourism professionals and visitors from some 115 countries.
Greece participated in the Norwegian fair through the private stand of Oslo-based communication agency North Events Limited. The agency promotes Greek green hotels, culture and gastronomy in the Nordic markets.
The Greek stand included many hotels/exhibitors from Chania and Rethymno (Crete): Giannoulis Hotels & Resorts, Kalyves Beach Hotel, Kiani Beach Resort, Almyrida Beach Resort, Bio Suites Hotel, Rethymno Mare Resort, The Peninsula, Atlantis Beach Hotel, Kriti Beach Hotel, Kyma Beach Hotel, Rethymnotels (Minos Mare, Minos Mare Royal, Theartemis Palace, Hotel Ideon, Sentido Aegean Pearl, Sentido Pearl Beach), BLUE GR Hotels & Resorts and Macaris Suites & Spa.
For the first time, the Municipality of Sifnos participated in a Scandinavian expo and explored new markets and established contacts with Norway’s tourism industry.
P.RO.TOUR., the Rodos Tourism Promotion Organization, gave a vibrant showing with the display of a giant billboard and two service stations for visitors.
Mediterranean Foods AB promoted traditional Greek products to the Norwegian market throughout the days of the exhibition and presented impressive dishes. The company also served “Greek Breakfast” to Norwegian visitors.
North Events will also take part in the international tourism exhibition Matka (16-19 January 2014) in Finland, the Grekland Panorama expo (14-16 February 2014) in Stockholm – the first exclusive exhibition on Greece in Sweden, and the Danish travel trade show Ferie For Alle on 21-23 February 2014 where Greece will be the country of honor this year.