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Greek Tourism Determined to Stay Afloat

The 14th Touristiko Panorama had fewer participating exhibitors than previous years and limited activities but once again gave travel professionals the opportunity to increase business deals and meet with potential clients.

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Attend Workshop

The profile of today's visitor and ways of approaching the Greek tourist were analyzed last month in Chalkidiki at a workshop organized by the Hellenic Hotels Federation and the Halkidiki Hotel Association.

Greece Targets Russian Market

The 16th Moscow International Travel and Tourism (MITT) exhibition ran from 18-21 March in the atmosphere of the world economic crisis and analysts wondered of overall consumer demand and, first and foremost, if the demand for traveling had dropped.

Early Reservations for Chalkidiki Drop

The tourism traffic to Chalkidiki recorded a five percent increase in 2008 over 2007, according to local tourism professionals who calculate the increase in tourism revenue at seven percent for the same period of comparison.

Market Optimistic for 2006 Tourism Arrivals & Revenue

Travel agents, hoteliers, car-rental agencies and tour operators are enthusiastic and optimistic for this year's tourism season. They foresee yet another year of increases in arrivals and revenue.

Panorama Welcomed Consumers

Although this year's Panorama welcomed a barrage of new visitors, the number of tourism professionals to the fair appeared minimal when compared with past years. Most said the venue, Expo Athens, Anthoussa, was too far away for them.

Tourism Arrivals Exceed Expectations

The number of foreign visitors arriving by air from January to August was up 8.4 percent, reported the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP). This increase is more than double compared to Greece's competitors in the Mediterranean. At the end of July, Croatia's...

Tourism Down 8% This Year

Most Greek destinations were disappointed this summer when arrivals failed to increase as expected during the summer months. The end result, according to trade professionals, is that Greece will post an 8% drop in tourism arrivals this year. And this occurs after a difficult 2003.

Greece Stand Prominent at World Travel Market

After last year's fiasco, the London office of the Hellenic Tourism Organization worked closely with the head office this year. In the end, the office and its staff did a superior job in organizing its Greek presentation at one of the world's biggest travel and tourism fairs,...

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Approach Gay Travel Market

The Halkidiki Hotel Association recently organized a four-day fam trip to Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki for gay German journalists in an attempt to approach the gay travel market.

Incoming Tourism To Greece On Positive Pace

While the Greek capital counted losses last month in bookings and revenue due to violent protests at Syntagma Square in late June that resulted to some 20,000 cancelations in 21 central hotels in Athens, tourism traffic for the rest of Greece showed positive signs.

Greek Breakfast Aims To Benefit Tourism

Through Greek breakfast, the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels aims to highlight the local culture, ingredients and recipes of each Greek region and give tourists the chance to take “a little bit of Greece home with them.” Considering that breakfast is widely regarded as one of the most...

Hotel Chamber: Tourist Arrivals Drop In Greece

Tourist arrivals have dropped 10 percent throughout Greece, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Yiorgos Tsakiris said at a press conference in mid-May while presenting data gathered from the country’s hotelier associations.

Greece and Israel Explore Closer Ties

Greek Prime Minister Yiorgos Papandreou and his visiting Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu agreed last month to form a joint committee to strengthen ties between the two countries.

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.
Philoxenia 2012
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Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios (second from left), during the screening of the region's promotional videos at the press conference at Philoxenia 2012. The videos are currently on youtube.
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Chalkidiki Announces Actions For 2013

Extending Chalkidiki’s tourism season to 150 days from 120 days is the Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s goal for 2013, the organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios, said during a press conference during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki (22-25...
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Chalkidiki Hotel Association Holds Xmas Charity Event

The Chalkidiki Hotel Association held its second annual Christmas charity cocktail event on Friday, 14 December, at the Maison Crystal in Thessaloniki, aiming to support institutions of the Chalkidiki region.
Greek National Tourism Organization, Athens
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New GNTO Board of Directors Announced

The new Board of Directors of the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) was announced today, 14 January 2013.