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Green Tourism at the Gallerian mall, Stockholm, Sweden.
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Greek Green Tourism Campaign Goes To Stockholm

Thousands of Swedes were informed last week on Greek green tourism practices at a special booth set up in the main entrance of the Gallerian shopping mall in Stockholm, Sweden.
AVIS KALLISTEIA
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Avis Sponsors Star Hellas 2012 Beauty Pageant

Avis Rent a Car Hellas was the sponsor of the “Star Hellas” Greek beauty pageant that recently crowned the most beautiful women in Greece.
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.
The Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers’ President Yiannis Retsos (second from right) with vice presidents Kostas Leventis, Andreas Metaxas, Aristotelis Thomopoulos and secretary general, Andreas Fiorentinos.
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Greek Hotels Under Strain

“This year is not only a difficult year but it is the fourth difficult year for the hotel sector,” the Hellenic Federation of Hoteliers president, Yiannis Retsos, said during the federation's annual council of hotel associations. The council was held on the sidelines of the 28th...
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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).

Helexpo: Philoxenia Receives Extensive Upgrade

The 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia saw a major increase in trade visitors this year compared with last year’s exhibition, according to a press release of organizer Helexpo.
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Limnos Announces Efforts To Boost Tourism

The island of Limnos will make an effort to improve ferry connections in order to attract more visitors from Northern Greece, the island’s mayor, Antonis Hatzidiamantis, said at a press conference during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia (22-25 November).
Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios (second from left), during the screening of the region's promotional videos at the press conference at Philoxenia 2012. The videos are currently on youtube.
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Chalkidiki Announces Actions For 2013

Extending Chalkidiki’s tourism season to 150 days from 120 days is the Chalkidiki Tourism Organization’s goal for 2013, the organization’s president, Grigoris Tasios, said during a press conference during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia in Thessaloniki (22-25...

HELMEPA’s Awareness Campaign Visits Kavala

The extensive participation of the citizens and the evident support of local stakeholders of the city of Kavala recently crowned the workshop and inauguration of the Hellenic Marine Environment Protection Association's (HELMEPA) exhibition entitled “Awareness on Marine...
Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni (center) with representatives of the eight Greek regions that participated in Philoxenia 2012: East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese.
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28th Philoxenia: Region Awards

The Greek regions of East Macedonia and Thrace, North Aegean, Western Macedonia, Thessaly, Ionian Islands, Central Macedonia, South Aegean and the Peloponnese were honored during the opening ceremony of the 28th Philoxenia.
HATTA Awards 2012
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28th Philoxenia: HATTA Awards

The Hellenic Association of Travel and Tourist Agencies (HATTA) honored the best travel agency brochures and websites during the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia held 22-25 November.
Philoxenia 2012
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Philoxenia 2012 Highlights

Parallel events on the occasion of the 28th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia.
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Tourism Minister Optimistic At Philoxenia 2012

“During these difficult times Greece and the Greek people are going through, tourism can contribute significantly to overturn the climate and restore growth. Tourism could be the greatest comparative advantage for Greece,” Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni said during the...
Greene olives
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Protolado: The First Olive Oil Of The Year

The annual event for the fine olive oil "Protolado" from the olive groves of Chalkidiki was held on Sunday, 18 November, at the Bernier/Eliades Gallery in Thiseio, Athens.
Greek Flash Mob In London - WTM 2012
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Greek Flash Mob Event At River Thames, London

One of the Greek highlights at this year's World Travel Market in London, UK, was the flash mob event organized by the Greek Tourism Ministry and the Greek National Tourism Organization on the banks of the River Thames in London under the message “Greece Welcomes You.”
Festival of Nature
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Nature Festival Focuses On Crisis

The secretary general of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE), George Vernicos, was among the speakers at the open discussion held on the necessity of environmental action during a period of crisis on 4 November at Moraitis School.