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Travel Massive: Hello Johannesburg, Meet Thessaloniki

In efforts to get the word across continents and connect travel insiders through free events around the world, Travel Massive Thessaloniki joined forces with its chapter in Johannesburg for the second event held in the northern port city last week aiming to promote it and region...

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.

HolidayCheck Award 2016: 48 Greek Hotels Selected as Winners

A total of 48 Greek hotels were among the 681 most popular hotels worldwide recently honored with the tourism audience prize HolidayCheck Award 2016.

Oaktree Joins Greece’s Sani – Ikos Venture

LA-based assets management firm Oaktree has joined Sani SA and Ikos SA, both running luxury hotel units in the Halkidiki peninsula, forming a new venture in tourism which aims to expand both brands individually and invest in related projects across Greece.

HATTA Awards Best Travel Agency Brochures, Websites at Philoxenia Expo

For the 25th year, the Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 31st International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held November 12-15.

French Media Get a Taste of Halkidiki

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization welcomed dozens of French travel writers, who came to experience the magic of Halkidiki during the annual Association des Journalistes de Tourisme (AJT) event held on October 10-13.

Halkidiki Basks in the Glory of Aristotle, Wins UNESCO Award

Halkidiki stood out at this year’s World Tourism Expo - World Heritage Cities and Sites, held in Padova last month, clinching a special award for its prominent son, philosopher Aristotle, and being recognized for its overall contribution to World Heritage.

Halkidiki Shows Off Adventure Choices at Germany’s TourNatur

Attracting nature lovers and adventure travelers is among the top priorities of Halkidiki authorities, who participated in this year’s TourNatur held at the Messe Exhibition Center in Düsseldorf, earlier this month.

Halkidiki Offerings on Show in Milan, Make the News in China

As part of its aggressive promotional strategy to get the word out, the Halkidiki Tourism Organization organized a familiarization event last month at the Expo 2015 in Milan.

Greece Keeps High Guest Satisfaction Rating in July Despite Capital Controls

Greek hotels received a high guest satisfaction rating in July, despite the uncertainty in the country due to capital controls at the time.

Halkidiki Summer Promo Strategy Going Strong

The Halkidiki Tourism Organization (HTO) is moving full speed ahead with the promotion of the region through a series of initiatives, inviting dozens of travel writers and bloggers from 15 countries to come experience the magic of Halkidiki for themselves.

Greece’s ‘Rent a Room’ Market Takes a Fall

The August 15 Dormition of the Virgin Mary holiday is the peak season for Greek holidaymakers to travel, but this year the number has dropped by 20 percent.

Which August 15 Holiday Destinations Did Greeks Search for Most?

Hotel comparison website Trivago recently released data on the most popular destinations searched online by Greeks for the August 15 holiday.

Greek Destinations That the Germans, French, Italians and Brits Love This Year

The Germans choose the Aegean islands, the French and Italians love Crete and the Brits are heading to the islands of the Ionian this summer.

Travel Channel to Show the World the ‘Tourism Experience’ of Central Macedonia, Greece

Greek destinations of the Region of Central Macedonia will “travel” around the world via international broadcaster Travel Channel.

‘Blogtrotters’ Set Social Media Abuzz for Thessaloniki, Mount Olympus & Halkidiki

Thessaloniki and Mount Olympus instantly became trending topics on social media once the "Blogtrotters 2015" event kicked off on Wednesday.

Blogtrotters 2015: Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mt. Olympus Get Ready to Go Viral

A select group of 45 international travel, lifestyle and urban bloggers are taking part in the "Blogtrotters 2015" annual event in Greece to experience Thessaloniki, Halkidiki and Mount Olympus and tell the world all about it!

The French Say ‘Le petit paradis, Halkidiki!’

"Halkidiki is a small paradise", three journalists and two bloggers from France agreed last week.

Visitors Satisfied with the ‘Filoxenia’ of Greek Hotels in May

Holidaymakers were satisfied with the Greek filoxenia (hospitality) offered by hotels in Greece last month, according to a poll of visitor satisfaction in May.

Greece Guests Gratified, Customer Satisfaction Index Up

Greek hotels, the quality of services and the hospitality offered are winning over more visitors as demonstrated by the high guest satisfaction index for April 2015 compared to rival destinations.