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Philoxenia 2014: Greece Tourism Sector Show to Kick Off

One of the country’s main tourism and hospitality exhibits opens its doors on 13-16 November in the northern port city of Thessaloniki. The 30th Philoxenia exhibition, one of the largest tourism sector shows in southeast Europe, is scheduled to take place at the Thessaloniki...

Thessaloniki Convention Bureau Takes Action, Promotes Greek MICE Tourism

In its first months of operation, the Thessaloniki Convention Bureau (TCB) has laid the groundwork for the representation of the northern port city in the international market and its promotion as a prime MICE destination.

Greece’s Philoxenia, Hotelia Shows Tune In To Regional Tourist Potential

Over 100 hosted buyers representing leading international tour operators have arranged 1,000 meetings with exhibitors to talk business at this year’s 30th Philoxenia exhibition, one of the largest tourism sector shows in southeast Europe, set to kick off on 13-16 November at the...

Destination Thessaloniki: Attracting Conference Tourism to Greece

Developing the northern port city into a prime conference tourism choice was the focus of "Destination Thessaloniki" held at this year’s Philoxenia exhibition.

Greece’s Philoxenia Show Draws in the Crowds – Photo Report by GTP

This year’s Philoxenia event, held 13-16 November, attracted a record number of attendees, recording a 54 percent increase of participants compared to last year and demonstrating the event’s dynamic penetration of the international market, organizer TIF-Helexpo said.

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.

Regional Heads Go All Out to Put Pella’s Tourist Potential in the Spotlight

The Pella Regional Unit participated in this year’s 30th Philoxenia tourism sector show with events, workshops and activities aimed at the promotion the region’s tourism potential.

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.

Young Face of the Week: Dimitris Leventis – Hotel Owner, Agios Ioannis, Pelion

GTP has launched a new weekly column that introduces the young professionals of the Greek hospitality industry. This week's young face is Dimitris Leventis from Pelion.

Philoxenia 2015

The International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia, the most important meeting point for tourism professionals from Greece and the Balkans, welcomes its 31st edition and invites you to Thessaloniki International Exhibitions Center from 12 to 15 November, 2015.

Philoxenia, Hotelia and Polis Exhibits Join Forces, Explore Tourism

Covering tourism from the ground up is the focus of this year’s Philoxenia, Hotelia and Polis shows, which come together as one mega exhibit to be held on November 12-15 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition and Congress Center.

Philoxenia – Hotelia Show to Focus on Growth, Upgrade of Greek Accommodation

The further growth and modernization of the Greek tourist product will be at the center of the joint Philoxenia - Hotelia exhibition set to take place in Thessaloniki on November 12-15 at the Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center.

Philoxenia 2015: Greek Alt. Tourism Minister Optimistic for the Coming Year

Citing data of early bookings during the opening ceremony of the Philoxenia-Hotelia duo exhibition on Thursday, Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said 2016 is expected to be another very good year for Greek tourism.

Greece Hoteliers Table their Troubles at Philoxenia

The heads of the country’s hotelier associations met in Thessaloniki, last week, to discuss crucial issues affecting the sector including the need to restore the VAT rates to competitive levels, reduce taxation, boost domestic tourism and deal with the refugee crisis.

Thessaloniki Aims for Year-round Tourism

Alternate Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura said the ministry is working to establish Thessaloniki as an all-year destination and a leading city break in the Balkans.

Delphi Bolsters Cultural Capital Bid at Philoxenia Fair

Centered around its candidacy for European Cultural Capital 2021, the Delphi Municipality participated in this year’s Philoxenia exhibit, held last week in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.

Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace Steps Up Presence at Philoxenia

Pushing for year-round tourism growth by tapping into local products, culinary traditions, cultural offerings and the beauty of its landscape, the Region of Eastern Macedonia-Thrace participated in this year’s Philoxenia travel fair held in Thessaloniki last week.

Philoxenia 2015 Wrap Up – Photo Report by the Greek Travel Pages (GTP)

Among the largest sector events in Greece, the Philoxenia - Hotelia - Polis fairs this year jointly held on November 12-15 in Thessaloniki, won over the crowds, reporting a 17 percent increase in participation for 2015 with the number of foreign buyers up by 39 percent for...

UN Chief Visits Refugees on Lesvos, Praises Greece’s ‘Philoxenia’

Visiting the Greek island of Lesvos, which has become migrants' entry point to Europe, United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday called on the countries in the region to respond with a humane and human rights-based approach, instead of border closures, barriers and...

Latest Trends & More @ Philoxenia & Hotelia November Expo in Thessaloniki

Jot the date: November 18-20. That’s when Greece’s largest tourism sector event, the joint Philoxenia - Hotelia fair, opens its doors to professionals and public at the TIF-Helexpo center in the northern port city of Thessaloniki.