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Central Macedonia Deputy Governor Calls for Sustainable Tourism Practices

Sustainable tourism practices are essential for Central Macedonia, according to the region's deputy governor Ioannis Giorgos.

Halkidiki Hotel Association Announces New Board of Directors

The Halkidiki Hotel Association has announced its new Board of Directors, following elections held during its recent general assembly.

Halkidiki Aims to Attract Traveling Russian Families 

The Halkidiki region in central Macedonia, northern Greece, is aiming to attract family tourism from Russia this year.

Central Macedonia Hotels to Hold Fundraiser for Those Affected by Floods

Four hotel associations of Central Macedonia will hold a fundraising Christmas Cocktail Gala to aid those affected by the floods in western Attica.

Halkidiki Hoteliers: Sharing Economy Accounting for €30m in Losses

Hotels and rented room owners in Halkidiki are being deprived of 30 million euros in revenue from the operation of Airbnb-style properties, the Halkidiki Hotel Association said.

Halkidiki Tourism Pros Call on Gov’t to Clamp Down on Illegal Campers

Tourism professionals in Halkidiki, northern Greece, are calling on the government to take measures and as of 2018 effectively deal with illegal campers.

Bad Weather Hype Takes Toll on Greek Hotel Holiday Business

Hoteliers across Greece are expressing their disappointment and blaming TV channel weather forecasts for the decreased bookings mainly to destinations known for their winter offerings over the three-day Theofania holiday last weekend.

Fears for Thessaloniki Tourism Due to Works on Airport Runway

Greek professionals are calling for the postponement of works on Thessaloniki's airport runway, fearing that incoming tourism in summer 2017 will be hit.

IHU: Application Deadline for MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management on Nov. 1

Those interested in applying for the Thessaloniki-based International Hellenic University’s (IHU) MSc in Hospitality and Tourism Management program for the 2016-2017 academic year must submit their applications by November 1.

Greece @ ITB 2016 – Photo Report by GTP

Greece received positive and optimistic messages from the German market at the leading trade fair for the worldwide travel industry, ITB Berlin, which marked 50 years.

Greece Hoteliers Up in Arms Over Cancellations Due to Refugee Crisis

Hoteliers associations across Greece, including on the islands and at border regions, are ringing alarm bells, calling on the government to take immediate measures as bookings to these destinations have dropped by as much as 90 percent in some cases due to the ever-growing...

Greece @ ITB 2015 – Photo Report by GTP

The 49th edition of ITB Berlin, held in March at Messe Berlin in Germany, gave quite a promising outlook for the 2015 tourism season in Greece.

Russian Pre-bookings in Halkidiki Drop

Halkidiki authorities expressed their concern over the significant drop in the number of pre-bookings by Russian tourists this year, following the region’s participation in the 22nd Moscow International Exhibition Travel & Tourism (MITT) held in Russia, earlier this month.

Halkidiki Tourism Organization Does Business at Berlin’s ITB

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) participated in this year’s ITB 2015, which took place in Berlin on March 4-8.

Larissa to Follow Tourism Strategy of Halkidiki

The tourism strategy of Halkidiki has attracted the attention of professionals from Larissa, the capital and largest city of the Thessaly region, who are interested in creating a similar model to promote their destination to a wider audience.

The Future of Tourism In Halkidiki, Greece: Investments In 5-Star Hotels

Halkidiki, a Greek holiday hotspot located in Northern Greece, was put under the microscope during a recent workshop held by the region's hotel association on the occasion of World Tourism Day.

Halkidiki, Greece, Sees Popularity Soar In European Markets

Halkidiki in Northern Greece has been recording a significant rise in bookings made by European tour operators for the 2014 tourism season following five years of reduced interest in the region.

Halkidiki, Greece, To Welcome Major Hotel Investments

A series of hotel investments are expected to take place in Halkidiki, Greece, which will give the destination great added value, improve its competitiveness and strengthen the local economy and job market.

Thessaloniki & Chalkidiki To Launch Joint Tourism Packages To Scandinavians

Thessaloniki and Chalkidiki will launch joint tourism packages to increase both Greek destinations' potential to attract more tourists from the Scandinavian market.

GTP at WTM 2013 – Photo Report

Through a revamped pavilion and with more Greek exhibitors, Greece showed its best to the international travel trade sector at the 34th World Travel Market (WTM), held 4-7 November 2013 on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London.