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Thessaloniki-Smyrna Ferry Connection on the Agenda

Connecting Thessaloniki to Smyrna via regular ferry routes may take off in the coming months, Turkish authorities told a Greek delegation on the sidelines of the international Travel Turkey Izmir fair held in Smyrna (Izmir).

Greece’s Culture and History to Receive Extra Promotion

Greece's rich culture and history will receive extra worldwide promotion through a new collaboration between the Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) and the Thessaloniki Museum of Photography.

Athens and Thessaloniki Become Members of “100 Resilient Cities” Network of Rockefeller Foundation

Greece's Athens and Thessaloniki were selected among 331 applicants to join 100 Resilient Cities – a network pioneered by the Rockefeller Foundation and dedicated to helping cities around the world become more resilient to the physical, social and economic challenges that are a...

Greek Medieval Town Monemvasia Aims to Attract Tourists from S.E. Europe

Targeting the Balkan and southeast Europe markets, the municipality of Monemvasia made its presence felt at this year’s Philoxenia trade show in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

Qatar Airways Introduces Middle Eastern Hospitality to Thessaloniki, Greece

Qatar Airways gave Thessaloniki, Greece, a taste of Middle Eastern hospitality and five-star services at this year's Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, organized by TIF-Helexpo in November. The airline participated in the Greek expo for the second consecutive year.

Ukraine International Airlines Announces 2015 Service To Thessaloniki, Greece

Ukraine International Airlines will launch direct flights between Boryspil International Airport and Thessaloniki International Airport in Greece during summer 2015.

Transavia.com Opens Sales from Thessaloniki to Paris

Transavia.com will offer three flights per week (every Tuesday, Thursday and Saturday) between Thessaloniki and Paris.

Educational Tourism a Priority for Central Macedonia Region, Greece

The Region of Central Macedonia invited tour operators, journalists and educators from Italy’s Lombardy region to join them “In the Footsteps of Alexander the Great” during a recent presentation in Milan of the region as a leading all-year-round destination ideal for educational...

Greece Goes Global as a MICE Destination, Attracts Spotlight at EIBTM in Barcelona

In the latest efforts to promote the strong potential of MICE tourism in Greece, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) and the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) participated at the Greek stand at this year’s European Incentive, Business Travel &...

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.

Greece-based Mouzenidis Group to Expand Network, Lease New Planes

The Mouzenidis Group has announced plans to expand operations of its fledgling carrier Ellinair with the extension of its network and the lease of two new planes to better service the increasing number of tourists expected to visit Greece in the coming summer season.

Philoxenia 2014: Minister Hopes Breakthrough in Thessaloniki’s Tourism Next Year

"2015 may be the year for tourism in Thessaloniki," Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said Thursday, 13 November, following a meeting she had with the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, on the sidelines of the 30th Philoxenia expo.

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.

British Airways to Fly Direct to Rhodes and Heraklion in Greece

British Airways has officially announced that it will add direct flights to Rhodes and Heraklion in Greece to its 2015 Gatwick summer schedule.

Hotel Overnight Stays In Thessaloniki Increase By 17.87%, Room Rates Remain Unchanged

Thessaloniki, Greece’s second largest city, recorded a 17.87 percent increase in overnight stays during the first eight months of 2014 compared to last year.

SWISS To Launch Zurich-Thessaloniki Connection In Summer 2015

Thessaloniki in Greece will be one of the 22 new European destinations SWISS will be adding to its Zurich-based European network with the start of the 2015 summer schedules.

The Huffington Post Applauds Greek Mayor For Transforming His City

Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, leads a list drawn up by The Huffington Post that introduces eight mayors from around the world that are transforming their cities with flair and enthusiasm.

Thessaloniki, Greece, Goes WiFi

The Municipality of Thessaloniki has launched a free wireless Internet network throughout the city.

Grand B2B Travel Event Announced For 2015 In Thessaloniki, Greece

Greek hoteliers will discuss new cooperation opportunities with travel agencies from abroad at Respond On Demand's* fourth B2B Travel Event to be held in March 2015 in Thessaloniki.

Cooperation Is Essential For Greece’s Tourism Development

The Greek Tourism Ministry wants to strengthen its cooperation with the country's regions and municipalities during the tourism season.