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Thessaloniki’s Promotion Agency Criticized

President of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association Aristotelis Thomopoulos resigned from the post of Deputy President of the Tourism Promotion and Marketing Agency of the Thessaloniki Prefecture on 20 January.

Efforts To Place Thessaloniki On The World Tourism Map

The need for cooperation between organizations, museums and institutions to achieve the better promotion of Thessaloniki domestically and abroad was underlined at a recent tourism conference organized by the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization and the Science Center and Technology...

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cut New Year’s Pita

“Last year was very difficult, not only for the hotels in Thessaloniki but for the city as a destination in general,” Aristotelis Thomopoulos, president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association (second from right) said during the association’s pita cutting ceremony last month at...

Thessaloniki Sees Upward Trend In Foreign Overnights

Thessaloniki recorded 31.09 percent more foreign overnights at its hotels during the first nine months of 2011 when compared to the corresponding period in 2010, while overnights by Greeks fell by 5.5 percent, according to recent figures released by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Hoteliers Slam Illegal Accommodation In Northern Greece

“These bogus apartments-to-let have not decreased and even more have opened and are even advertised via the most known and reliable tourism sites as establishments that provide high quality services at competitive prices,” the Thessaloniki Hoteliers Association said last month in...

Greece’s Two Major Cities Report Low Bookings

Although bookings in Greece were reported to have increased following the June elections, the same cannot be said for reservations in major cities such as Athens and Thessaloniki due to the decrease of domestic tourism and cancellations of conferences and events, a tourism...

Thessaloniki’s Air Route Cuts Worry Professionals

“If Thessaloniki is excluded by air travel then the city will be unable to spread its wings and attract more potential visitors, especially at a time when hopes to boost the Greek economy have turned to tourism,” the Thessaloniki Hotels Association recently said.

Tourists Skip Thessaloniki

A special promotional TV spot will be released for Northern Greece very soon, Deputy Culture and Tourism Minister Yiorgos Nikitiadis said last month.

Greek Tourism Targeted By Foreign Media

Strikes and protests against government austerity measures, port and archaeological site blockades, air traffic controller’s mobilizations and the recent fuel shortage caused by a trucker strike made Greece the target of critical international news stories amid the tourist season.

GNTO Strengthens Ties With Thessaloniki Hotels Association

The Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) will soon sign a Memorandum Of Understanding with the Thessaloniki Hotels Association to redefine the Northern Greek city’s place in the global tourism market as an attractive all-year-round destination, according to t...
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Philoxenia Cocktail Party By Anatolia Hotels

Anatolia Hotel in Thessaloniki held its traditional cocktail party at the hotels' Aqua Bar Restaurant on the sidelines of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia (22-25 November).
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Greek Hotels In Favor Of Shops Opening On Sundays

Greek hoteliers in Athens and Thessaloniki are in favor of the government's intention to allow the optional opening of Greek retail shops on Sundays as it would benefit city break tourists on holiday in the country. Sunday opening is a long-standing taboo in Greece.
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Thessaloniki Presented At 17th EMITT In Turkey

Thessaloniki was presented as an attractive quality tourism destination for Turkish travelers at an event held for Istanbul-based travel agents, journalists and Greek correspondents, by the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, last week in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Thessaloniki Hotels To Renew Agreement With Turkish Airlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association will renew a Memorandum of Understanding with Turkish Airlines on Thursday, 31 January 2013, through which passengers of the airline are to receive special prices for their accommodation in the Greek Northern city.

Thessaloniki To Go Global Via Turkish Airlines

“Turkish Airlines aims to make Thessaloniki a global city,” the airline’s director in Thessaloniki, Utku Yazan, said today, Thursday, 31 January, during the airline’s renewal of the Memorandum of Understanding* with the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.

Thessaloniki Hotels Association Cuts New Year’s Vasilopita

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association cut the Vasilopita (Greek New Year’s cake) last week at the Grand Hotel Palace.
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Thessaloniki Loses Greek Visitors In 2012

Greek overnights continued to plunge last year in Thessaloniki due to the strong impact of the economic crisis on consumers and dropped 11,57 percent, according to recent figures of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.
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Thessaloniki’s Hoteliers Informed On Health And Safety Best Practices

New developments relating to health and safety issues in hotels were presented recently at an informative workshop for owners and food and beverage managers of hotel units in Thessaloniki.
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Thessaloniki Hoteliers Determined To Boost Arrivals

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association, during its recent annual general assembly, announced a series of actions and initiatives to boost international tourist arrivals to the Northern Greek city and wider region.
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Greek Overnights On The Up In Thessaloniki

During the first half of 2013 and for the first time in four years, the number of Greek overnights in hotels of Thessaloniki recorded an increase, according to the Thessaloniki Hotels Association.