The international travel exhibition “ITB Berlin 2017”was held in Berlin, Germany from March 8 – 12, 2017.
“ITB Berlin”, held at Messe Berlin is the premier international travel trade exhibition, drawing thousands of visitors and providing a meeting platform for business professionals in the travel industry in addition to direct sales of holiday packages.
ITB Berlin in terms of numbers: 5 Continents, 187 Countries, > 10,000 Exhibitors, > 120,000 Trade Visitors. The vast exhibition is divided into different sections including the various international destinations, travel technology services, and market segments.
“The indications from the German travel market are very positive for Greece this year, especially in the regions where “Spyrou Philoxenia” is active”, stated Dimitris Schistohilis, Project Manager, Spyrou Philoxenia. “We had the opportunity to discuss initiatives for sustainable tourism with the Hellenic Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura. Following the global trends in tourism, we look forward to additional meetings to present our suggestions and current practices, we, as “Spyrou Philoxenia” are carrying out” he ended.
“One of the main topics of concern for visitors and exhibitors has been safety”, said John Grigoras, Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager, Spyrou Philoxenia. “Though we have been through uneasy times, Greece has proven extremely safe with holiday makers choosing it as their destination of choice time and time again. In terms of holiday makers from Germany, we have seen a year-over-year increase for our properties and especially noteworthy has been the new flights of Condor Airlines from Munich to the airport in Volos which provides great service for our guests to our Member Affiliate Hotels in the Pelion Mountain region and the Sporades Islands” he ended.
Currently operating 5 properties on the island of Skopelos in addition to managing reservations and sales for additional properties there, the company is expanding its roster with new partnerships being announced throughout Greece. Current Spyrou Philoxenia Affiliate Member hotels include Kaimak Inn in Kaimaktsalan, Central Macedonia – Greece, Chania Hotel, Chania Palace, Aglaida Hotel & Apartments, and Iris Guesthouse in Pelion, Archontiko Kaltezioti and Nymfasia Arcadia Resort in Arcadia, Peloponnese, and Hotel Agnanti in Alonnisos.
In the photos: Hellenic Minister of Tourism, Mrs. Elena Kountoura and Mr. Dimitris Schistohilis – Project Manager, “Spyrou Philoxenia”. Spyrou Philoxenia at Periphery of Thessaly Stand – Mr. Dimitris Schistohilis – Project Manager and Mr. John Grigoras – Deputy Sales & Marketing Manager.Read more »