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GNTO Joins Forces With Thessaloniki

Destination Thessaloniki is preparing a dynamic promotion and marketing campaign for 2012 with a new business plan and brand strategy, according to the northern city’s mayor and president of the Thessaloniki Tourism Organization, Yiannis Boutaris.

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.

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.

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
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Yiannis Boutaris Named “Mayor of the Month” By Citymayors.com

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

Philoxenia, a reference point and meeting place for tourism professionals, has recorded significant contribution to the promotion of Greek tourism. Tourism, even during the economic crisis we are experiencing and the unsteady economic scene, continues to be the fastest growing...

German Tourism Committee Visits Athens

Culture and Tourism Minister Pavlos Geroulanos last month welcomed a proposal for Greece to participate in a Greek-German tourism summit in Berlin, Germany, that would give Greece the opportunity to promote tourism investment possibilities.
Philoxenia 2012
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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.
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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
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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.
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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.
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Greek Gastronomy Served At European Parliament

“We hope we will have the opportunity again to represent Greece’s gastronomy abroad,” the Chef's Club of Greece said following the presentation of the country’s cuisine at the European Parliament on 10 April.

Mayor Boutaris: Thessaloniki Will Welcome First Youth Hostels Next Year

Thessaloniki will welcome the first youth hostels in 2014, the year the city will be known as the European Youth Capital, the city's mayor, Yiannis Boutaris, said on 23 November.

Judges For Greek Tourism Awards 2014 Announced

The final names that will form the judging committee that will decide on who will be rewarded this year at the new Tourism Awards for excellence in hospitality and travel in Greece, have been announced.

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.

The Huffington Post Applauds Greek Mayor For Transforming His City

Yiannis Boutaris, the mayor of Thessaloniki in Greece, leads a list drawn up by The Huffington Post that introduces eight mayors from around the world that are transforming their cities with flair and enthusiasm.

Thessaloniki Mayor Is Up For “World Mayor”

Thessaloniki Mayor Yiannis Boutaris has been nominated for the 2014 World Mayor Prize, an international competition that honors the world's most outstanding mayors.
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