Thessaloniki’s mass potential to become a destination for a digital nomads was recently trending on social media channels thanks to posts made by popular Dutch bloggers Alieke Ingerman and Daniëlle Bom.
Founders of Working Remotely, a company that provides advice and resources to Dutch companies and professionals who work remotely, Ingerman and Bom visited Thessaloniki as guests of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization (TTO).
During their stay in Thessaloniki, the two bloggers met with executives from local coworking spaces 14gPro and Coho, visited nearby popular tourism destinations like Halkidiki and Mount Olympus and dined at some of the Greek northern city’s best restaurants.
Their schedule also included a meeting with the team of the Macedonia University Entrepreneurship Lab and they discussed the opportunities that can unlock for Thessaloniki as a digital nomads destination.
“The pandemic has accelerated changes in the workplace and this has resulted in the global increase of digital nomads,” said TTO President Voula Patoulidou, adding that the city’s “fast internet speeds, proximity to beautiful beaches and entertainment options, make Thessaloniki an attractive destination to work remotely from.”
Ingerman and Bom also made a stop in Athens during their trip to Greece. While in the country they posted relevant content and stories on social media. They are also expected to publish articles focused on Thessaloniki on the blog of the Working Remotely company, as well as on the GNTO Netherlands site (https://ilovegriekenland.nl).
Furthermore, the Dutch bloggers are expected to present their Greek experience at the Vakantiebeurs tourism fair in Utrecht in January 2024.
According to data provided by the Greek National tourism Organization (GNTO), the Dutch in recent years have followed the growing trend of telecommuting as digital nomads, combining work and holidays. In fact, recent surveys have showed that they are the world’s 9th largest market in this category, with a total of 1.037 million digital nomads.
According to Instant Offices, a leading UK-based commercial property management company, Thessaloniki currently ranks as the third best city in the world to be a digital nomad.
The Dutch branch of the GNTO will continue promoting Greece to digital nomads and has fam trips to multiple Greek destinations planned to take place in the next coming months.
The Dutch bloggers’ familiarization trip to Thessaloniki was organized by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization in collaboration with the Dutch branch of the GNTO, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization and the Pieria Hoteliers Association.