Press Releases

16% increase in visitor numbers to Philoxenia & Hotelia 36% increase in the number of trade visitors

The most important tourism exhibition ‘duo’ of the country, Philoxenia - Hotelia, held from 9 to 11 November at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre, was marked by a 16% increase in visitor numbers and a particularly boosted interest by tourism professionals, as there was a 36% increase in the number of trade visitors over last year. This year, the number of Greek trade visitors was increased by 38% and that of foreign trade visitors by 21%.

The two exhibitions were at the centre of the tourism-hotel industry, hosting 615 exhibitors from 22 countries and visitors from 47 countries and serving as a driving force for new partnerships and commercial agreements through the 4,000 business meetings held between exhibitors and the 200 hosted buyers from various countries.

There was considerable visitor attendance and exhibitor participation in ‘All About Café’ (The Workshops and The Cup Tasting Spot) and ‘All About Gastronomy’, the thematic sections of Hotelia, while the Latte Art Throwdown Competition, where acclaimed baristas demonstrated their skills, left a tremendous impression.

Tuesday, 13 November, 2018

The conclusions of the International Conference of the 33rd Philoxenia titled 'Asian Tourism: Greece as a Destination and as a European Gate'

Greece can become a destination and entry gate for Asian travellers, provided it works in a continuous, consistent and methodical manner over the next 3 to 5 years. This was the main conclusion of the International Tourism Conference of the 33rd Philoxenia titled ‘Asian Tourism: Greece as a Destination and as a European Gate’.

Wednesday, 15 November, 2017

20,000 visitors at Philoxenia-Hotelia Numerous sector professionals gave their vote of confidence to the two fairs

The Philoxenia-Hotelia tourism exhibition ‘duo’ once again won the sector's vote of confidence, as it welcomed 20,000 visitors. In fact, this year’s dual event marked a change in the make-up of visitors, with a substantial increase in the number of both professionals from Greece and abroad.

Tuesday, 14 November, 2017

600 exhibitors at Philoxenia and Hotelia to be held from 10 to 12 November

From left to right, the Project Manager of Hotelia, Mrs Tonia Nikolaidou, the president of Thessaloniki Convention Bureau, Mr  Yiannis Aslanis, the CEO of TIF-Helexpo, Mr. Kyriakos Pozrikidis, the president of the Thessaloniki Hotels Association, Mr Andreas Mandrinos,  and the Project Manager of Philoxena Mrs Katerina Traptsioni

Wednesday, 8 November, 2017

Philoxenia-Hotelia: The largest tourism event in the Balkans 46% increase in visitor numbers 91% increase in trade visitor numbers

20,000 individuals visiting the events, while the number of trade visitors almost doubled, marking a 91% increase, with a 70% increase in hosted buyers.
Over 5,500 B2B meetings were held between trade visitors and exhibitors within just three days, paving the way for the conclusion of business deals.
Monday, 21 November, 2016

This year's Philoxenia and Hotelia the largest of the last five years

With 621 exhibitors, 383 hosted buyers and over 5,000 pre-arranged B2B meetings, the tourism exhibition 'duo' of Philoxenia and Hotelia will begin dynamically on 18 November at Thessaloniki International Exhibition Centre.
More specifically, the 32nd Philoxenia will host 403 exhibitors (as compared to 351 last year) from 16 countries, as wel
Tuesday, 15 November, 2016

All the tourism of Greece at the 32nd Philoxenia

This year, the 'heart' of Greek tourism is beating at the 32nd Philoxenia, the largest and most comprehensive tourism exhibition. Acclaimed companies of the sector, hotels, travel agencies and the country's 13 regions will be dynamically present at this year's event, which is supported by the Greek National Tourism Organisation (EOT) and the most important tourism bodies.
Tuesday, 11 October, 2016