The Minister of Tourism, Ms Elena Koundoura.
The big 'date' of Greek tourism and the domestic tourism industry will take place from 18 to 20 November 2016 at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre.
'Destination Thessaloniki: 365 days of Meetings, Studies, Sports, Cruises and Health', a conference held on 13 November at the 'Emilios Riadis' events hall of Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, focused on highlighting the dynamism developed by alternative form of tourism in Thessaloniki and the broader region around the year, the initiatives implemented in this direction and the successful examples of foreign cities.
TIF-Helexpo is aiming at establishing the tourism exhibition duo of 'Philoxenia' and 'Hotelia' as the "heavy artillery" of Greek tourism in South-East Europe, while enhancing the above events with the regional dimension of the 'Polis' exhibition. The three exhibitions open on Thursday, 12 November, at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre and will last until 15 November. They are expected to attract the interest of the domestic and international tourism industry.
The exhibition duo of 'Philoxenia' and 'Hotelia', to be held from 12 to 15 November at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre alongside the 10th 'Polis' International Exhibition for Local Government, Public and Social Sector & Private Enterprises, aims at sending a message of growth and upgrading of the country's tourism product.
The recipients of the message of 'Philoxenia' and 'Hotelia' are Greek hotel and tourism enterprises, as well as professionals active in the broader field of accommodation and catering.
The pulse of the domestic and international tourism industry will be racing at the Philoxenia and Hotelia exhibitions, to be held at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre from 12 to 15 November 2015, along with the 10th Polis, which will bring together participants representing the entire field of local government from all over Greece.
TIF-Helexpo is taking the first step towards establishing the 'twin' exhibitions Philoxenia and Hotelia as the most important event of the tourism industry in South-East Europe by holding this year's events from 13 to 16 November.