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Thessaloniki Tourism Organization Announces New Board Of Directors

The Thessaloniki Tourism Organization announced its new Board of Directors on 17 June. Mr. Yiorgos Tsamaslis is the organization's new president.
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Thessaloniki’s Hoteliers Informed On Health And Safety Best Practices

New developments relating to health and safety issues in hotels were presented recently at an informative workshop for owners and food and beverage managers of hotel units in Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki Loses Greek Visitors In 2012

Greek overnights continued to plunge last year in Thessaloniki due to the strong impact of the economic crisis on consumers and dropped 11,57 percent, according to recent figures of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.
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GTP @ ΙΤΒ Berlin 2013 – Photo Report

"We expect this year’s ITB to again set the tone for a successful year in tourism by stimulating further growth in this sector… Travel destinations that are traditionally popular among Germans will benefit especially, among them Greece, which has good chances of celebrating a...

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cuts New Year’s Vasilopita

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association cut the Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) last week at the Grand Hotel Palace.

Thessaloniki To Go Global Via Turkish Airlines

“Turkish Airlines aims to make Thessaloniki a global city,” the airline’s director in Thessaloniki, Utku Yazan, said today, Thursday, 31 January, during the airline’s renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding* with the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.
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Philoxenia Cocktail Party By Anatolia Hotels

Anatolia Hotel in Thessaloniki held its traditional cocktail party at the hotels' Aqua Bar Restaurant on the sidelines of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia (22-25 November).
Philoxenia 2012 press conference - Despina Amarantidou, vice president of HATTA; Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotel Association; Paris Mavridis, president & CEO of HELEXPO; Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Chairman of the Theology Department Seminary of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; and Yiannis Papakonstantinou, general manager of HELEXPO.
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Countdown To Philoxenia 2012

“The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia will play a key role in attracting more tourists to our country, even from new foreign markets, which, until now, were not familiar with the Greek tourism product,” President and CEO of HELEXPO, Paris Mavridis said yesterday,...

GNTO Strengthens Ties With Thessaloniki Hotels Association

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will soon sign a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Thessaloniki Hotels Association to redefine the Northern Greek city’s place in the global tourism market as an attractive all-year-round destination, according to t...

Efforts To Place Thessaloniki On The World Tourism Map

The need for cooperation between organizations, museums and institutions to achieve the better promotion of Thessaloniki domestically and abroad was underlined at a recent tourism conference organized by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization and the Science Center and Technology...

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cut New Year’s Pita

“Last year was very difficult, not only for the hotels in Thessaloniki but for the city as a destination in general,” Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (second from right) said during the association’s pita cutting ceremony last month at...

Thessaloniki Opens To Influential Gay Community

“Thessaloniki is a city that does not discriminate and is friendly to all who wish to visit,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said at a recent conference on gay tourism and entrepreneurship held in the northern Greek city.

Greek Hoteliers Make Deals With Turkish Tour Operators

Thessaloniki Hotels Association President Aristotelis Thomopoulos with TURSAB (Association of Turkish Travel Agencies) General Secretary Günnur Özalp at a workshop held last month by the association at the Mediterranean Palace hotel in Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki Mayor Hopes To Attract Israeli Tourists

“The Jewish element played an important role in the city’s trade and culture and we must not forget that the leader of the socialists in Thessaloniki was Jewish,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris told the Israeli press recently. Mr. Boutaris is also the president of the city’s...

Thessaloniki Hotels See 2010 Occupancy Drop

The average occupancy rate of hotels in Thessaloniki last year showed a decline of 13 percent compared to 2009 thus closing 2010 at 42 percent, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, said last month during the association’s annual pita...

Tourists Turn Away From Thessaloniki

Thessaloniki recorded the most losses in foreign arrivals and turnover during the first ten months of 2010, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Hotel Association of Thessaloniki, said recently.

Greek Tourism Targeted By Foreign Media

Strikes and protests against government austerity measures, port and archaeological site blockades, air traffic controller’s mobilizations and the recent fuel shortage caused by a trucker strike made Greece the target of critical international news stories amid the tourist season.

Tourists Skip Thessaloniki

A special promotional TV spot will be released for Northern Greece very soon, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.

Thessaloniki’s Promotion Agency Criticized

President of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association Aristotelis Thomopoulos resigned from the post of Deputy President of the Tourism Promotion and Marketing Agency of the Thessaloniki Prefecture on 20 January.

Aristotelis Thomopoulos

In the midst of the global economic crisis, Helexpo, the national exhibition center of Greece, has managed to place the 25th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia and the Hotel Equipment Exhibition Hotelia in the limelight of the European exhibition sector. This is due to...