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Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Steps Up Presence at Philoxenia

Pushing for year-round tourism growth by tapping into local products, culinary traditions, cultural offerings and the beauty of its landscape, the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace participated in this year’s Philoxenia travel fair held in Thessaloniki last week.

Greek Products From The Cyclades Shine At Athens Food Festival

Local food producers from the Cyclades island group gave Athenians and visitors to the Greek capital a sample of their products at the recent food festival "Greece, Celebration – Tastes – Christmas 2013."

Greek Tastes & Christmas Fun At Food Festival In Athens

A total of 150 small Greek producers, 1,200 handpicked products, events that include cooking classes by famous chefs...are just some of the activities visitors to the food festival "Greece, Celebration - Tastes - Christmas 2013" will experience at the Helexpo exhibition center in...

Macedonia-Thrace Hoteliers To Hold Conference At Philoxenia 2013 In Thessaloniki

The Macedonia-Thrace Hotel Managers Association will hold its second annual conference during the 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki.
Ice skating at Asterocosmos, Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center
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Asterocosmos To Wrap Up This Sunday

The curtain will fall at Helexpo's Asterocosmos this Sunday, 6 January 2013, but there is still time to take part in many of the special events!
Santa at Asterokosmos!
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New Year’s Fun At Asterocosmos, Thessaloniki

Events, music and dance happenings await all at Helexpo’s “Asterokosmos” on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day!
Asterokosmos, Helexpo.
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Santa Claus Is Coming To… Asterocosmos!

Santa Claus will arrive at the Asterokosmos (star world) Christmas land, tomorrow, Saturday, 15 December, at 6:30 pm on the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.
Chrismas Village
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Christmas Fun At Helexpo

Helexpo invites all to the Asterokosmos (star world) Christmas event to be held on the grounds of the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center as of Saturday, 8 December.
The Mediterranean Palace group with Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (third from right): Dimitra Samara, Dora Stathopoulou, Chrysa Tsountali, Yiannis Aslanis (general manager), Rafaela Tzikou, Katerina Toutziari and Maria Hatziparaschi.
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Mediterranean Palace Holds Hosted Buyers Party

The general manager of Mediterranean Palace, Yiannis Aslanis, and the president and CEO of Helexpo, Paris Mavridis, hosted a party on Friday, 23 November, within the sideline's of Philoxenia 2012, in honor of the hosted buyers of this year’s exhibition.

Helexpo: Philoxenia Receives Extensive Upgrade

The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia saw a major increase in trade visitors this year compared with last year’s exhibition, according to a press release of organizer Helexpo.
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Tourism Minister Optimistic At Philoxenia 2012

“During these difficult times Greece and the Greek people are going through, tourism can contribute significantly to overturn the climate and restore growth. Tourism could be the greatest comparative advantage for Greece,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the...
Philoxenia 2012 press conference - Despina Amarantidou, vice president of HATTA; Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotel Association; Paris Mavridis, president & CEO of HELEXPO; Chrysostomos Stamoulis, Chairman of the Theology Department Seminary of the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki; and Yiannis Papakonstantinou, general manager of HELEXPO.
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Countdown To Philoxenia 2012

“The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia will play a key role in attracting more tourists to our country, even from new foreign markets, which, until now, were not familiar with the Greek tourism product,” President and CEO of HELEXPO, Paris Mavridis said yesterday,...

PHILOXENIA 2012 – 28th International Tourism Exhibition of Greece

With eyes focusing on new international markets in the Tourism sector, the 28th PHILOXENIA for the first time in its long history evolves and sets new targets.
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Paris Mavridis, President and CEO HELEXPO

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Philoxenia this year declares its openness by attracting trade visitors from four continents and will introduce its new, dynamic, identity at the International Exhibition Center of Thessaloniki on 22-25 November 2012. With its long presence in the...

Helexpo Teams Up With ARTION For 28th Philoxenia

Following 27 years in the field of travel trade shows, Helexpo will organize this year’s Philoxenia international tourism exhibition with conference and event organizer ARTION. The aim is to highlight and establish the exhibition as the biggest tourism event in the Balkans and...

HAPCO Urges Government To Pay More Attention To Conference Tourism

“The socio-political events and the effects of the economic crisis that has plagued our country and its citizens, has transformed Greece into an undesirable destination that frightens organizers, sponsors and conference delegates and presents Greek professionals as unreliable and...

Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

Summer Holidays Expo Debut In Athens

Athens citizens had the opportunity to better plan their summer vacation among a vast variety of top Greek destinations last month at the 5th Summer Holidays Expo international fair held at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Marousi, Athens.

5th Summer Holidays Expo Next Month In Athens

“The organization of this year’s Summer Holidays Expo in Athens aims to play a catalytic role in strengthening the tourism industry and become a meeting point for the Greek family during the period of summer vacation planning,” Helexpo’s president Paris Mavridis said last month...

Summer Holidays Expo Comes To Athens

After four consecutive annual events in Thessaloniki, Helexpo will hold this year’s Summer Holidays Expo international fair for the first time in the Greek capital 20-22 May at the Helexpo Palace exhibition center in Marousi, Athens.