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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.

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 Sees Upward Trend In Foreign Overnights

Thessaloniki recorded 31.09 percent more foreign overnights at its hotels during the first nine months of 2011 when compared to the corresponding period in 2010, while overnights by Greeks fell by 5.5 percent, according to recent figures released by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Hoteliers Slam Illegal Accommodation In Northern Greece

“These bogus apartments-to-let have not decreased and even more have opened and are even advertised via the most known and reliable tourism sites as establishments that provide high quality services at competitive prices,” the Thessaloniki Hoteliers Association said last month in...

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

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.

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 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...
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Thessaloniki Presented At 17th EMITT In Turkey

Thessaloniki was presented as an attractive quality tourism destination for Turkish travelers at an event held for Istanbul-based travel agents, journalists and Greek correspondents, by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, last week in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Thessaloniki Hotels To Renew Agreement With Turkish Airlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association will renew a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Airlines on Thursday, 31 January 2013, through which passengers of the airline are to receive special prices for their accommodation in the Greek Northern city.
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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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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 Hoteliers Determined To Boost Arrivals

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association, during its recent annual general assembly, announced a series of actions and initiatives to boost international tourist arrivals to the Northern Greek city and wider region.
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Greek Overnights On The Up In Thessaloniki

During the first half of 2013 and for the first time in four years, the number of Greek overnights in hotels of Thessaloniki recorded an increase, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Upset Over CAA Decision To Block Extra Flights From Turkey

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association have expressed their disappointment with the Civil Aviation Authority's (CAA) recent decision to reject a Turkish Airlines request for a second daily flight to and from Thessaloniki.

WTM 2013: Thessaloniki Promoted By Bestselling Author Victoria Hislop

Renowned UK author Victoria Hislop spoke in regards to everything about Thessaloniki that has inspired her and continues to inspire her, during a presentation at the recent World Travel Market (WTM) in London, UK.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Want City’s Convention Bureau To Reopen

Thessaloniki is losing out on hosting major international conferences and events due to the lack of a conference and exhibition center in the city, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Aristotelis Thomopoulos, informed Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni...

Thessaloniki To Be Promoted By Private Marketing Company

Greece's northern and second-largest city of Thessaloniki will be promoted as an attractive tourism destination to international markets through strategic marketing, public relations, innovative thinking, ideas and expertise.

Survey: Thessaloniki Scores Big In Popularity But Low In Hotel Occupancy

Thessaloniki may have high visitor satisfaction ratings but the Greek Northern city is lagging behind in occupancy and average room rates compared with 26 other European cities.