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Athens Not a Business Center

Athens was last on the list of ideal European cities for the accommodation of business. The 19th European Cities Monitor annual survey, carried out by international real estate firm Cushman & Wakefield, compares Europe's major business cities and indicates their performance...

Tassos A. Stylianopoulos

Another year has gone by quickly and we are again ready to celebrate the opening of Philoxenia 2008 and offer our best wishes for its success.

Western Macedonia: A Four Season Destination

A recent familiarization tour of the region of Western Macedonia and specifically to the prefectures of Kozani, Florina, Kastoria and Grevena, brought journalists and travel agents closer to the advantages that makes this a worthwhile all-year-round destination.

City’s Tourism Company Takes Action

The newly established Athens Tourism and Economic Development Company (ATEDCO) recently announced its aim to promote Athens on an international level and include the capital among the top destinations for city and business tourism.

SETE Sets Tourism Challenges

Tourist destinations that will play a prominent role in the future are those who will strive to develop strong marketing actions and introduce new technologies, was the outcome of the seventh annual Tourism & Development Conference of the Association of Greek Tourism...

Aristotelis Thomopoulos

For the past four years Philoxenia has been developing to even greater status levels and to a stronger role in the wider region of southeastern Europe.

Andreas A. Andreadis

Tourism, as an activity that focuses on the human factor in all parameters that relate to social trends and attitudes, is currently against a complex situation that is a result of the international financial crisis.

Athanasios Oikonomou

From the beginning of the year until now Greek tourism has shown resistance. I will not get tired of constantly repeating what Tourism Minister Aris Spiliotopoulos has observed from the start. That 2008 was not a usual year.

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Philoxenia consists of a very important tool for professionals in tourism just as are all of the world's tourism exhibitions and shows.

Aris Spiliotopoulos

For many decades now, Greece has been a tourist country par excellence, famed for its countless natural beauties and its cultural wealth. With unique landscapes, history and monuments, traditional settlements, customs, local products and traditions, our country, beyond any doubt,...

Gerassimos L. Fokas

The present tourism year, which is coming to an end, was not an easy year. The oil crisis and the international economic downturn have already affected and are expected to continue to plague global tourism travel.

Yiannis Evangelou

What do we expect from Philoxenia? For some of us it is necessary to be there every year. For some it is a hope to do business, and for others it is an obligation to meet the budget of the institution they represent. But Philoxenia has as the objective and basic message: "upgrade...

Nikos Angelopoulos

If we want to track the prospects of Greek tourism toward its expected development in size, but also with regards to the dynamics of size, we must evaluate the elements within the national and international economic environment.

Tsampicos Moschatos

Under the conception that Philoxenia is the Greek International Tourism Exhibition and POET holds the title of the federation that manages 100 percent of tourism income, we would like to express a warm welcome to all the visitors and exhibitors at Philoxenia 2008.

Dimitrios Mantousis

It is a great pleasure to greet the international business exhibition Philoxenia 2008 and welcome visitors to Thessaloniki, the capital of southeastern Europe and the Balkans.

Dinos Astras

Exhibitions such as Philoxenia that have proved their value over the years are particularly important for the tourism industry professionals since they give the opportunity to both participants and visitors to gain information about the market's latest developments and also to...

Tourism Initiatives for Islands and Small Areas

The development of the natural environment of Greek islands and small areas through the growth of ecotourism and other alternative forms of tourism is the main theme of the 'Alternative tourism and environment management in small and/or island areas' conference to be held on...

Civil War Refuge Site to Open

The military refuge of the head of the Communist Party of Greece during the Civil War (1946-1949), Nikos Zachariadis, and the cave used as a military hospital by his Democratic Army of Greece in the mountains of Western Macedonia are to be converted into tourist attractions.

Tourism Forum on Rodos

The Third International Rhodes Tourism Forum, organized by the Chamber of Commerce and Industry of the Dodecanissos and the Association for the Development and Progress of the Dodecanissos, will be held on Rodos 24-25 October.

XL Leisure Goes Bust

Britain's third largest package holiday operator XL Leisure Group went bankrupt last month due to high prices for jet fuel and adverse economic conditions.