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Philoxenia To Award Quality Tourism

Improving the quality of Greek tourism is goal behind the "Philoxenia Tourism Awards" to be granted for the first time at this year's Philoxenia tourism fair being held November 16 - 19.

A Surprising Philoxenia

The amount of business done during Philoxenia, Greece's major tourism fair held last month in Thessaloniki, surprised most exhibitors this year. Another surprise was the traffic. Although it wasn't evident, Helexpo, the fair's organizer, said Philoxenia attracted 23,790...

Cultural Tourism Conference At Philoxenia

For the first time, a cultural and heritage tourism conference will be held at the Philoxenia tourism fair, November 16-19. Holding a conference during the popular and well-attended Philoxenia fair trade show is a new concept being promoted by Helexpo, the fair organizer, and the...

Philoxenia Hangs On

Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of Helexpo, the organizer of the Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, says this year's fair, the twenty-second, saw an increase in visitors and exhibitors (additional exhibitors this year included those to the new special section for spa...

Anastasios Liaskos

Tourism has been developing as a strong financial base of our national economy. Meanwhile, competition increases worldwide in this modern "tourist era" and new destinations make grand entrances into the tourism market. Thus, the improvement of quality for the development of the...

Philoxenia 2005: Gerasimos Fokas, President, Hellenic Chamber of Hotels

Cooperation between the private sector and government proved a boon with the successful organization of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games. This year's tourism picture shows that Greece has now entered a new era. The Greek tourism sector had the red carpet of opportunity laid before...

Yiannis Evangelou

Tourism movement to Greece was positive this year, especially after the first half, and initial indications for next year are very good. However, we must, on both a national and local level, ensure this tourism increase continues at a steady pace keeping in mind the strong...

Evangelos Stavropoulos

Philoxenia, just as all of the world's tourism exhibitions and shows, consists of a very important tool for professionals in tourism. It allows trade professionals from all over the world to meet, discuss and to get to know each other, yet, at the same time, this exhibition...

Tsampikos Moschatos

With the close of the century, tourism has become the world's biggest industry. No other sector of the economy can replace it because except for the fact that it drives all other sectors of the economy, tourism investments have immediate results. Tourism also creates jobs and...

Philoxenia 2005: HATTA Awards Travel Agents

Tourism Minister Dimitris Avramopoulos presented the HATTA annual travel agency brochure awards during Philoxenia 2005.

China Guest Country at 20th Philoxenia

This year's Greek tourism fair Philoxenia, November 4-6, promises to be the biggest and best ever held, says its organizer, Helexpo. The 20th Philoxenia once again will be hosted by Thessaloniki International Fairgrounds.

Dimitris Avramopoulos

Tourism is not only our major sector for economic development, but it is also a sector with major social benefits. Our new tourism strategy, which we intend to implement shortly, covers all of Greece and has year-round tourism as its main aim with an emphasis given to alternate...

Haris Kokkosis

Greece boasts one of the richest ecosystems in Europe, boasts 40 centuries of cultural heritage and is a safe and friendly destination for all tourists. With the latter in mind, our basic aim is the quality improvement of our tourism product along with the development of...

Gerasimos Fokas

With the successful organization of the Athens 2004 Olympic Games, we have entered a new era where Greece, and the Greek tourism sector in particular, has had the red carpet of opportunity laid before it. The Games have strengthened our image abroad and once more Greece has...

Philoxenia Celebrates 20th Year

This year's Philoxenia tourism fair, the 20th, was another successful one according to its organizing body, Hel-expo. It announced increases in stand participation and increases in the number of visitors.

19th Philoxenia Uneventful

Greece's tourism fair Philoxenia 2003, October 30-November 2, arrived and left this year with little fanfare. For the most part, exhibitors simply said that like every other year the exhibition gives us a chance to see some old friends and business acquaintances. But this year,...

Philoxenia 2009 Hangs On Strong

The 25th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition, held together with the hotel furnishing exhibition Hotelia, saw trade visitors increase this year by some 28 percent compared to last year's exhibition as 4,782 trade visitors were counted, the exhibition's organizer Helexpo said.

Qatar Airways: New Athens Flight To Doha

Qatar Airways recently announced its second daily non-stop flight from Athens to Doha, which would gradually integrate into the existing flight schedule from Athens by March 2010.

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...

Anatolia Hotel Holds Philoxenia Cocktail Party

Anatolia Hotel General Manager Mihalis Chrysochoidis (center) with Vasilis Georgiou and Mohintra Sounita of Transair travel agency at a cocktail party held at Anatolia’s Aqua Bar Restaurant in Thessaloniki on the sidelines of the 27th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia...