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Michalis Sakellis, President Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The Association of Greek Passenger Shipping Companies (SEEN) represents all ferries and passenger ships employed in Greek Domestic Lines as well as in Greece-Italy lines. SEEN also represents some of the most important cruising companies with vessels...

Kostas Tsovilis, President Hellenic Association of Airline Representatives (SAAE)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Despite initial predictions, Greek tourism this year weathered the storm and kept strong. However, problems did not disappear. As we all know, travel by air is the main gateway to our country and we must support and be rational to the operation of air...

Marios Trivizas, President General Pan-Hellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPOET)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The international exhibition of Philoxenia is held during the hardest times for our country, our people and of course Greek tourism. Despite the unprecedented crisis, the 28th Philoxenia stands as a major tourism Forum. It remains the annual meeting...

Konstantinos Brentanos, President Hellenic Federation of Rented Rooms & Apartments

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. The total effect on the economy from tourism spending in Greece was estimated at 34.4 billion euros or 15.1 percent of GDP in 2010, according to a recently published report of the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research (IOBE). This fact clearly...

Dinos Astras, President Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Armed with positive thinking and a strong hope for something new, the Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers (HAPCO) will be present at the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia 2012. Given that HAPCO is a Pan-Hellenic...
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George Maroutsos, President Greek Union of Air Travel Agencies (PETAGA)

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Any type of travel is, by nature, global and connects people in a way that creates synergies and collaboration. We congratulate the organizers of Philoxenia for their efforts to establish a truly international event in Thessaloniki, which I believe will...

Vyron Theologis, President Macedonia-Thrace Travel Agencies Association

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. My dear friends and colleagues, welcome to the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia 2012 in beautiful Thessaloniki, a city for all seasons and with sights for every taste, as you will see for yourself. As you all know, this past summer was...

Paris Mavridis, President and CEO HELEXPO

Philoxenia 2012 greeting. Philoxenia this year declares its openness by attracting trade visitors from four continents and will introduce its new, dynamic, identity at the International Exhibition Center of Thessaloniki on 22-25 November 2012. With its long presence in the...

2012 SETE Conference Luncheon

The Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises' hononary president, Nikos Angelopoulos (left) and president, Andreas Andreadis (right) listen to Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni giving her speech at the luncheon that followed SETE's 11th tourism and development conferen...

NEO Research Station Opens At Costa Navarino

The Navarino Environmental Observatory (ΝΕΟ) Research Station was inaugurated Saturday, 27 October, at Navarino Dunes of Costa Navarino located in Messinia, Peloponnese. The observatory is dedicated to research and education on the climate and environment of the Mediterranean...

Greece Welcomes Superjumbo Emirates A380

Athens, Greece, welcomed the luxurious Emirates A380 aircraft through one single route at Athens International Airport (AIA) Eleftherios Venizelos on Friday, 26 October.

Rodos Hits The UK Market

P.RO.TOUR, the Rodos Tourism Promotion Organization, will launch its “Sunkissed by Rodos” campaign at a celebrity-hosted event at the World Travel Market in London, UK, 5-8 November 2012. A BBC host will make the official presentation.

‘Podilatodrasis’: Bike ride in Aegina

‘Podilatodrasis’  (Cycling Activities, a SKAI television series hosted by Aphrodite Simiti) and the Municipality of Aegina, invite you to the Port of Aegina on Sunday, 4th November, for an unforgettable Bicycle Ride. Competitions and presents for our young friends: ‘Learn How to...

Greek Travel Agents Experience Doha

Qatar Airways recently organized a familiarization trip (fam trip) to Doha, for Greek travel agents to experience the capital city of Qatar as a tourism destination for Greeks.

3rd Catamarans Cup International Regatta Begins

The 3rd Catamarans Cup international regatta by Istion Yachting kicked off on Saturday, 20 October, from Athens on an enjoyable route that will include visits to the Greek islands and excursions to places of interest.

Celebrity Reflection Part Of Celebrity Cruises’ Fleet

The sleek Celebrity Reflection officially became part of Celebrity Cruises' modern luxury fleet after a recent celebratory handover ceremony on board the ship.