Greek National Tourism Organization to open office in Istanbul

  • Published by Vedat
The 29th International Tourism Exhibition Philoxenia was held in Thessaloniki, Greece between 21-24 November, 2013.

philoxenia13-logoOrganized in cooperation with the Artion Organization company, Philoxenia looked much better organized this year compared to previous years.

Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center hosted 235 exhibitors and over 100 hosted buyers.

About 35 seminars, forums and conferences are organized during the exhibition that some are attended by the Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni.

Turkey, which attended the exhibition, attracted great attention of Greek travelers. Turkish Culture and Tourism Director responsible for the Bulgaria, Romania, and Greece, Faruk Kaya said that Turkey record an increase in number of Greek travelers visiting Turkey and they expect to surpass 600 thousand Greek arrivals by the end of 2013. Tugrul Biltekin; Turkish Consul General in Thessaloniki announced how many Turkish tourists visiting Greece and what they are interested in there. Details are at our video below.

On the other hand, Greece Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni has announced the establishment of a Greek National Tourism Organization (GNTO) branch in Istanbul, Turkey. Speaking at the inauguration of the Philoxenia, Kefalogianni said the move is aimed at attracting Turkish visitors to the northern Greek city and boost its reputation as a city break destination.

A campaign promoting Greece as a tourism destination will take place in Istanbul this week. Kefaloyianni also welcomed progress in Greece's tourism figures that you may here from her at our interview with her below.


Most Read in this category since 01.01.2017

Prev Next


Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Spend a Romantic Weekend in Tallinn, Estonia

Beginning of December 2016, me and my wife visited Tallinn, the capital of Estonia, and if you are searching for a romantic weekend, then you should consider Tallinn. The Estonian capital offers tra...

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

Best of Greek Islands with Celestyal Cruises

In Summer 2016, I had chance to sail to Greek Islands with the Celestyal Cruises. In an organization with Karavan Cruises, travelers enjoyed best of Greek islands with Celestyal and received a compl...

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

Unique and Luxurious Vacation Destination in Turkey: Cappadocia

ftnNEWS would like to present you a unique vacation idea here in Turkey: Cappadocia Region. Located on the central Anatolia plateau within a volcanic landscape sculpted by erosion to form a successi...