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Increasing Investments Driving Halkidiki Hotel Capacity

The Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece is set to see its hotel capacity grow with an estimated 250 million euros worth of investments in the pipeline.

Halkidiki Getting Ready to Welcome More German Tourists in 2018

The northern Greek destination of Halkidiki is expecting an increase of 8 to 10 percent in arrivals from Germany this year.

Greek Hoteliers Reach Out to Markets in Southeastern Europe

Greek hoteliers are reaching out to Southeastern Europe by starting with a strong presence at Serbia’s International Fair of Tourism held in Belgrade, and at Romania’s TTR.

Liquidity, Return of Rival Markets Break Greek Tourism Spell

Limited access to cash on top of recovering rival markets are taking a bite out of Greece’s tourism sector in terms of arrivals and revenue, according to market experts.

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.

Workathlon’s ‘1st Interactive Hospitality Fair’ a Great Success

More than 400 hospitality talents attended Workathlon's "1st Interactive Hospitality Fair" that took place in Thessaloniki.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.