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.