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Limited Participation At This Year’s Philoxenia

The Greek tourism sector may have been somewhat reluctant in participating in the 27th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition due to the country's financial crisis but according to Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister George Nikitiadis, 2011 could be easily labeled as...

“You never change things by fighting the existing reality. To change something, build a new model that makes the existing model obsolete.”

Οι προσωπικότητες του τουρισμού που μας έκαναν την τιμή να φιλοξενήσουμε τον χαιρετισμό τους στο παρόν τεύχος, που όπως κάθε χρόνο είναι αφιερωμένο στην έκθεση Philoxenia, μιλάνε για τις μεγάλες δυνατότητες ανάπτυξης και τα πλεονεκτήματα που έχει ο τόπος μας. Είναι καιρός αυτ...

Pavlos Yeroulanos

Greece provides a unique way of life; a way of life that puts forth values that have been tested through time. So it is not surprising that many of those who visit our country are people who have been exposed to these values through their schooling and their studies.

George Nikitiadis

The 27th Philoxenia finds Greek tourism in an ascendant course. The significant increase in arrivals, as well as in revenue, shows that we are in a positive direction.

Yiannis Boutaris

This year's Philoxenia should prove particularly symbolic for our city. For over 25 years HELEXPO-TIF (Thessaloniki International Fair) has been trying through Philoxenia to highlight the potential of our country as a holiday destination.

Konstantina Bei

It is true that the 27th Philoxenia is organized during a rather difficult time for the country. The year soon to end was a year during which Greece was economically shaken.

George Koletsos

In these very challenging moments Greece is experiencing, the competitiveness and dynamism of the Greek tourism industry is having an extraordinary performance, recording an increase of inbound tourists and revenue of approximately 11 percent and 14 percent respectively for the...

Andreas Andreadis

At present, tourism is the main pillar of economic development and the creation of job positions. Especially in recent years, there is an apparent shift in public opinion on the recognition of tourism’s importance, mainly because it was understood that by 2020 it could offer the...

Yiorgos Tsakiris

For the past two years Greece, as a country and a nation, faces the greatest challenges of its modern history. Greece is changing. Severe and big changes are taking place in the country, which in many cases have resulted to the display of exaggerated images and news about our...

Yiannis Retsos

The current period is without a doubt characterized by the turbulent and painful process of restructuring the basic structure of the Greek State and the effort to control the most important financial and economic figures and indicators.

Giorgos Telonis

Philoxenia has contributed over time to the tourism development of our country and has given impetus to the tourism of Northern Greece. For all of us it is a reference point, an opportunity for the promotion of our tourism offer, a meeting place for professionals. In the most...

Apostolos Ventouris

Today, the main issue that concerns islanders, travelers, tourists, those who live off tourism, professions related to shipping and especially our industry is whether passenger shipping will see the end of entrepreneurship and therefore the end of the country’s sea transport by...

Kostas Tsovilis

In these difficult and obscure days where the Greek economy and society are being beaten by unprecedented forces, our country’s tourism industry is at the start of a peculiar journey, the journey of the salmon.

Marios Trivizas

The international exhibition of Philoxenia, a meeting point for tourism and entrepreneurship, is conducted in the interim of the Greek financial crisis.

Konstantinos Brentanos

Philoxenia was for many years and still remains the place to meet and exchange ideas and experiences with colleagues, business associates and companions on this difficult road known as “Greek Tourism.”

Evangelos Stavropoulos

During the times of the crisis our country is going through, tourism remains our heavy industry and also our great hope.

Dinos Astras

The Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will once again join the Greek and foreign tourism professionals and actively participate in the 27th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.

Dimitrios Mantousis

We welcome all tourism professionals that are taking part or just visiting this year’s 27th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in the hospitable city of Thessaloniki, in our beautiful Macedonia.

Paris Mavridis

Philoxenia’s leadership in the market of exhibition tourism for decades has been a huge comparative advantage but also a guarantee for exhibitors.

Pieria Prefecture Plans New Promotion Program

The northern Greek prefecture of Pieria plans to spend a total of 153 million drachmas to participate at all major tourism exhibitions that take place this year.