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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.

Philoxenia 2013: Mediterranean Palace Throws Party For Hosted Buyers

The general manager of Mediterranean Palace, Yiannis Aslanis, and the president of TIF-Helexpo, Tasos Tzikas, hosted a party on Friday, 22 November, in honor of the hosted buyers of the 29th Philoxenia exhibition in Thessaloniki.

Greece’s Halkidiki Tourist Product Can Draw in the Crowds, Boost Revenue

The Halkidiki region in northern Greece can draw in the crowds and boost its revenue by as much as tenfold,it was announced at this year’s Philoxenia event in Thessaloniki.

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.

Tourism Awards 2016: New Members Added to Judging Committee

Tourism and subject matter experts have been added to this year’s Judging Committee of the third edition of the Tourism Awards.

Greece’s Halkidiki Lures Investments for Tourism Projects

The region of Halkidiki in northern Greece, has attracted more than 300 million euros in investments in tourism in the last three years, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) said this week.

EMITT 2016: Turkish Travel Agents Show Interest in Halkidiki Luxury Holidays

Luxury hotels in Halkidiki attracted the attention of Turkish travel agents at this year’s East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran January 28-31 in Istanbul.

Halkidiki at ITB 2016: ‘Travel Bookings Influenced by Refugee Crisis’

The management of the refugee crisis in the coming months will determine if Greece will see an increase in tourism arrivals, as the country must first maintain its reputation as a safe and hospitable destination, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.

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.

Thessaloniki and Halkidiki Expect Rise in Russian Arrivals this Season

Tourism professionals from the Northern Greek cities of Thessaloniki and Halkidiki predict a rise in arrivals of Russian visitors to Greece this year.

Greece @ ITB 2017 – Photo Report by GTP

Following its participation in this year's ITB Berlin exhibition, Greece is expecting its 2017 tourism numbers to see a rise from the German market.

It’s Business as Usual in Sunny Halkidiki

It's business as usual in Halkidiki, despite the adverse weather conditions that recently hit northern Greece, according to the Halkidiki Tourism Organization.

Halkidiki Enjoys Rise in 2017 Overnight Stays

Tourism arrivals in the area of Halkidiki are on the up this season and local officials are expecting to see a rise in overnight stays by five to seven percent.

Grigoris Tasios Elected President of Hellenic Hoteliers Federation

Grigoris Tasios was elected as the president of the Hellenic Hoteliers Federation (POX) on Thursday, November 9.

Greek MEPs, Hoteliers Up in Arms Over More Airport Checks

Greek MEPs and hoteliers recently expressed concerns over the tight security screenings imposed on travelers from Greece at German airports.

Greek Hoteliers Send Minister Notes on Tourism Bill

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a series of revisions to a draft bill, which includes a provision on special tourism infrastructure.

Greek Hoteliers Body Reiterates School Break Proposal

Greek hoteliers are calling on Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura to re-examine a 2014 proposal that foresees a fixed vacation period in late winter for schools.