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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...

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.

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.

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.

Greece @ WTM 2014 – Photo Report by GTP

The 35th World Travel Market (WTM), held 3-6 November on the fairgrounds of ExCeL–London, sent out positive messages for another good year for Greek tourism.

Greece’s Mount Athos Region Does More to Attract British Tourists

In efforts to attract even more tourists to the Chalkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization arranged meetings with major tourist industry players on the sidelines of the World Travel Market (WTM) in London earlier this month.

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.

Tripadvisor: Greece’s Oceania Club Voted No.1 European All-inclusive Resort 2014

Oceania Club in Halkidiki, Greece, has been qualified as the best luxury all-inclusive hotel in Europe and one of the Top 25 best luxury all-inclusive hotels in the world by TripAdvisor in its 2014 Travellers’ Choice awards.

Greek, World Chefs Join Forces to Celebrate Mt. Athos Cuisine at ‘Kouzina’

Greek chef Dina Nikolaou, 18 local chefs and five European colleagues will bring their culinary skills to the table for a month of events dedicated to the products and cuisine of the Mount Athos region in northern Greece.

Balkans, Turkey and Mid East Markets Key to Making Thessaloniki Top Tourist Choice

Targeting markets in the Balkans, Middle East and Turkey and attracting international hotel brands will help place the northern port city of Thessaloniki among the top tourist destinations, tourism consultants HVS said in a recent report.

Porto Carras Meliton 5* Wins Best Luxury Scenic Environment Award

Porto Carras Meliton 5* has been recognized as a Europe Winner and won the "Luxury Hotel - Best Scenic Environment" title at the World Luxury Hotel Awards ceremony hosted recently at the Bay Hotel’s majestic Rotunda in Camps Bay, Cape Town.

Greece’s Mt. Athos Area Boasts its Beaches to Draw Scandinavian Tourists to Halkidiki

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract even more Scandinavian tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presents “The 61 Best Beaches” as the best reason to visit the region.

Halkidiki Flavors Take Center Stage at the Acropolis Museum

In efforts to promote local products and introduce the region as a prime gastronomy destination, Halkidiki authorities organized “Halkidikis Gefseis” (Tastes of Halkidiki) recently at the Acropolis Museum restaurant in Athens.

Porto Carras Grand Resort Scoops Up Two Environmental Awards

Once again recognized for its environmental-oriented accomplishments, the Porto Carras Grand Resort in Halkidiki won two distinctions at the Environmental Awards 2015 that took place recently in Athens.

Region of Central Macedonia Reveals Plans for a 12-month Tourism Season

Extending the season to 12 months with alternative forms of tourism is the main priority of the Region of Central Macedonia’s strategy for next year.

Thessaloniki Tourism Offerings Attract Austrians

Promoting the northern port city of Thessaloniki as a leading city break through its history, entertainment, gastronomy and culture, was the aim of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association’s (THA) participation in Austria’s annual Ferien-Messe Wein show, which ran on January 15-18 in...

Athos Summer Lures Dutch Travellers

As part of its ongoing promotional strategy and in efforts to attract Dutch tourists to the Halkidiki peninsula in northern Greece, the Mount Athos Area Organization presented this week “Athos Summer” at the annual Vakantiebeurs show in Utrecht, Netherlands.

Leading Ukrainian Tour Operator that Works with Greek Market Goes Bust

News Travel, a major tour operator in Ukraine working with the Greek market, has suspended operations.

Greek Hotels Among Tripadvisor’s Best for 2015

Several Greek hotels are included among the winners of Tripadvisor's 2015 Travelers’ Choice awards announced on Wednesday.