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Thessaloniki Opens To Influential Gay Community

“Thessaloniki is a city that does not discriminate and is friendly to all who wish to visit,” Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said at a recent conference on gay tourism and entrepreneurship held in the northern Greek city.

Thessaloniki Welcomed By International Council Of Tourism Partners

“The Thessaloniki Convention and Visitors Bureau (TCVB) excels as a destination choice for conference organizers and ICTP (International Council of Tourism Partners) is proud to have it join as a destination member,” ICTP Chairman Juergen T. Steinmetz said in late July.

Chalkidiki Hoteliers Approach Gay Travel Market

The Halkidiki Hotel Association recently organized a four-day fam trip to Chalkidiki and Thessaloniki for gay German journalists in an attempt to approach the gay travel market.

Turkish Airlines Launches Istanbul-Thessaloniki Weekly Route

On 27 May, Turkish Airlines launched a four-times weekly route between Istanbul and Thessaloniki in an attempt to boost tourism between Turkey and Greece.
Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris

Yiannis Boutaris Named “Mayor of the Month” By

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been named "Mayor of the Month" for October 2012 by website of the City Mayors Foundation.
Philoxenia 2012

Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
The Mediterranean Palace group with Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris (third from right): Dimitra Samara, Dora Stathopoulou, Chrysa Tsountali, Yiannis Aslanis (general manager), Rafaela Tzikou, Katerina Toutziari and Maria Hatziparaschi.

Mediterranean Palace Holds Hosted Buyers Party

The general manager of Mediterranean Palace, Yiannis Aslanis, and the president and CEO of Helexpo, Paris Mavridis, hosted a party on Friday, 23 November, within the sideline's of Philoxenia 2012, in honor of the hosted buyers of this year’s exhibition.
Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris

Thessaloniki Tourism Policy In The Works

Developing a tourism policy for Thessaloniki is among the municipality’s main priorities, Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris said on Tuesday, 4 December, while unveiling initiatives to reform the Greek Northern city.

Greek Cuisine Goes To European Parliament

Sixty Greek chefs will attend and present contemporary Greek cuisine and give MEPs in Brussels the chance to sample dishes with the finest local products at an event to be held in the European Parliament on Wednesday, 10 April.

Thessaloniki, Greece, To Get Public Tram System

The Council of Thessaloniki Public Transport has announced plans to add a public tram line in the Greek northern city, aiming to offer an effective transport system to residents and visitors.

Tourism Potential of Thessaloniki, Greece, Discussed

The Greek Tourism Ministry is exploring ways to develop thematic forms of tourism in Greece's northern city of Thessaloniki.

Thessaloniki Mayor Named in World’s Top 10

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris joins the ranks of the best mayors around the globe as he was named one of the top 10 awardees for the 2014 World Mayor Prize.

FedHATTA Honors Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris

The Federation of Hellenic Associations of Tourist & Travel Agencies (FedHATTA) recently hosted an official dinner reception at the Hotel Grande Bretagne in honor of Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris for his contribution to the development of tourism.

Thessaloniki Hoteliers Concerned About Airport Revamp Deadlines

The Thessaloniki Hotels Association (THA) is voicing concerns over the need and timing of upgrade works at the city’s Macedonia Airport and of the completion dates.