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Halkidiki Goes 5-star as 25 New Hotels Pop Up Since 2000

The popular Halkidiki peninsula in Northern Greece has grown into a hot luxury destination with more than 25 new hotel units constructed in the last 15 years, according to a study released by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts (ITEP).

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.

Grekland Panorama: Stockholm Gets Ready to Welcome Third Greek Expo

The third edition of the Grekland Panorama, the exclusive travel fair for Greece and Cyprus in Stockholm, Sweden, is expected to attract even more Scandinavians than last year's event which had seen visitor numbers reach some 11,000.

EMITT 2016: Thessaloniki Hoteliers Show Best to Turkish Travel Agents

Aiming to attract more Turkish tourists to Thessaloniki this year, the northern city's hotel association examined ways to expand partnerships with travel agencies in Turkey during this year's East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT, which ran January 28-31 in...

Mt Athos Area Promo Plan Takes Center Stage at Turkey’s EMITT

The Halkidiki region, its tourism offerings and options were presented during the East Mediterranean Tourism and Travel Exhibition – EMITT held in Istanbul, Turkey, last week.

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.