3rd International Tourism Exhibition Greek Tourism Expo 2016

With great success was held the 3rd International Exhibition “GREEK TOURISM EXPO”
25-27 November, Metropolitan Expo

3rd International Exhibition “GREEK TOURISM Expo” was held, with great success, in Athens on November 25-27, 2016, in the presence of the Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura.



For another year the exhibition demonstrated her dynamic with the participation of 250 exhibitors, 120 international Hosted Buyers from 35 countries and thousands of professional visitors from Greece and abroad, coming from all tourism sectors.

Facts and Figures of the Greek Tourism Expo 2016

The following facts and figures confirm the success of the event and the initiative “Come to meet the Greeks”:
- 120 of high level ( Tour Operators, MICE & Associations ) from 35 countries covered all kind of tourism and started new business deals with the exhibitors.
- 250 exhibitors from all sectors of Greek Tourism, such as regional authorities and municipalities, hotels and villas, tour operators, cruise companies, Luxury Boutique Hotels & Villas, Management, e.t.c.
- 5.128 very successful B2B meetings between exhibitors and buyers
- 4.600 visitors from Greece and abroad, mostly from the tourism sector, but also from other similar business areas.
- 2.930 prearranged meetings through the website’s Visitor Matching Program, between exhibitors and visitors and also thousands of additional meetings during their visit in the exhibition.



Τhe exhibition was inaugurated by the Minister of Tourism Mrs. Elena Kountoura with the General Secretary of Greek National Tourism Organization Mr. Dimitris Trifonopoulos, the President of Athens Chamber of Commerce and Industry Mr. Kostas Michalos and the President of Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Mr. George Tsakiris.



Within the exhibition, the Greek National Tourism Organization planned through his offices in Italy, Russia, the Netherlands, Germany and Great Britain, press trips for six foreign journalists. Specifically mention that participated: Mrs.Claudia Cabrini, an Italian tourism journalist of the newspaper «TTG», Mr. Artem Prokhoro, Head of International News of the Russian agent «INTERFAX» news, Ms. Eleni Hoefsloot, journalist of the Dutch professional magazine «Travelution», Mr. Dieter Weirauch, editor of the German travel portal «Einfach raus» Mr. Ivo Baumann, journalist specialized in congress tourism , of the German magazine «ICJ MICE magazine» and Mrs. Sapphire Goss journalist of the Portal "Breaking Travel News"- U.K.

During the stay of six journalists in Athens, GNTO organized their tour of the Acropolis and the Acropolis Museum, and hosted the lunch at the museum restaurant. The organization of the exhibition curated participation of journalists in specially designed Fam Trip to Athens where they had the opportunity to visit historic sites of the city and travel to the aromas and flavors of Greek gastronomy.

Various events were organized by official Greek Tourism Bodies and private companies , such as: Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Technical Chamber of Greece, National Federation of Hotel Managers, Region of Peloponnese, Expedia Inc., and Google

The Exhibition was held under the Auspices of: Ministry of Tourism, Greek National Tourism Organization, Technical Chamber of Greece and Hellenic Association of Professional Congress Organizers.

ΗOSTED BUYERS COMMENTARY

Nadège Libert, Libert Voyages , France

“I would like to thank you very sincerely as well as your wonderful team, for your work always executed with great professionalism and rigor but above all, for your constant availability and your assiduity which will have allowed this event sympathetic to realize projects . I take this opportunity to wish you, a year 2017 exceptional in all points of view, both professional and personal. As passion continues to animate you, it is obviously a guarantee of your success! “

Vasile Nistor, Life Tour, Romania

“I would like to thank you for organizing such a great event in Athens. I had some great meetings and for sure they will lead to great projects.”

Rafal Kowalski, Viaggi.pl, Poland

“I’d like to thank you and your Team for your hard and fantastic work. Many thanks for your time, hospitality and cordiality for all of us. For me that 4 days it has been fantastic possibility for new contacts and for growing up number of our clients in Greece. And I hope – I’m sure! – that will be!”

George Canakis, Secret Escapes, U.K.

“ Many Thanks for an excellent event . A very productive 2 days in Athens .”

Iryna Kulyk, KIY AVIA, Ukraine

“I am very thankful to you for confirmation of my participation in Greek Tourism Expo, for good organization and great hospitality. Greek Tourism Expo provided our company with valuable opportunities to meet outstanding reliable partners in terms of new contacts. Meeting everyone and make the connection was great. Big thanks to everybody involved in your team!”

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