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Greece to Seek Architects for Thessaloniki Expo Center Facelift

Greece will launch an international architecture competition for the overhaul of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center (Helexpo) in April.

Greece 2019 Tax Free Shopping on Upward Trend

Greece’s tax free shopping market is showing growth, with the total number of transactions marking a 22 percent increase in the January-September 2019 period.

PM Promises to Get Thessaloniki Expo Center Revamp off the Ground

The makeover of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center is high on the Greek government's agenda.
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Greek PM Lays Out Plans for Thessaloniki’s New Era

Improving Thessaloniki's infrastructure and standard of living are among the key priorities of the Greek government, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Mitsotakis Sets Foundations for Greece’s ‘Regeneration’

The Greek government is setting the foundations of the country’s regeneration, according to Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis.

Thessaloniki Int’l Fair to Focus on Energy, Tech, Healthcare with US Support

The US is actively supporting Greece's growth prospect with renewed participation at this year's Thessaloniki International Fair.

Athens Retailers Call for Shopping Destination Promo Plan

Athens retailers say Greece must create and implement of a far-reaching shopping destination branding strategy if it wants to see revenues rise.

High-speed Train Ready to Run Athens-Thessaloniki Route Under 4 Hours

Trainose's new high-speed passenger train will soon run the Athens - Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

Chinese Travelers Stimulating Greece’s Tax Free Market

Chinese travelers account for more than 40 percent of all 2018 tax free sales in Greece, according to findings released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Greece Evolving into Tax Free Shopping Destination

Greece is slowly but steadily evolving into a strong tax free shopping destination, according to data for 2018 released by solutions firm Global Blue.

Master Plan for Thessaloniki Expo Center Makeover on the Table

The creation of a metropolitan park is among the proposals tabled as part of a master plan for the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center's revamp.

New Athens-Thessaloniki Super Train Hits the Tracks

Train operator Trainose recently presented its new high-speed passenger train that is planned to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in less than four hours.

FS High Speed Train to Debut at Thessaloniki Fair

A new high speed passenger train to run the Athens-Thessaloniki route in approximately four hours, will make its debut at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair in September.

Chinese Drive H1 Tax Free Transactions in Greece 

Tax Free transactions in Greece are increasing as a result of strong tourism flows to the country, with the Chinese leading the way, according to Planet consultants.

Thessaloniki 2018 Fair Figures Rising as Countdown Begins

Preparations are getting underway for the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair (TIF) to run in the Greek northern port city during September 8-16.

Thessaloniki Fair a Golden Opportunity for Post-bailout Greece

“Greece’s return to growth inherently creates opportunities," said US Ambassador to Greece Geoffrey Pyatt at a press event on the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair.

Greece’s Public Revenue Body Issues Traveler Rights Guide

Duty free sales, VAT exemption and cash limits are some of the issues covered in a newly released guide by Greece’s Independent Authority for Public Revenue (AADE), for travelers visiting the country.

US Guest of Honor at 83rd Thessaloniki Int’l Fair

The United States will be the honored country at the upcoming 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair to be held in the northern port city between September 8-16.

Thessaloniki Awaits Master Plan for Exhibition Center Revamp

Three parties have expressed interest in drawing up a master plan for the revamp of Thessaloniki’s International Exhibition Center.

Athens’ Academy Gardens Mall Gets Green Light

A mall budgeted at 350 million euros to be erected in the inner-city neighborhood of Akadimia Platonos, southwestern Athens, has received the go-ahead.
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