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25th PHILOXENIA: Number of Trade Visitors up by 28%
There were almost 15,000 visitors to the 25th PHILOXENIA International Tourism Exhibition and the parallel HOTELIA Hotel Furnishing Exhibition; trade visitors’ numbers increased by 27.58% and there was an overall increase in the targeted audience of visitors through the new system of electronic pre-registration implemented by HELEXPO.
The 4,782 trace visitors to the 25th PHILOXENIA and HOTELIA came from Greece and another 39 countries, namely: Albania, Australia, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzehovina, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Finland, Georgia, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Jordan, Latvia, Luxemburg, the Netherlands, FYR of Macedonia, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, the USA, Uzbekistan.
It should also noted that in the context of the Expopartenariat Programme, during the 25th PHILOXENIA more than 1400 pre-arranged business meetings were held. It should be reminded that HELEXPO invited to the 25th PHILOXENIA 70 tour operators from 22 countries, namely: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China, the Czech Republic, France, Germany, Great Britain, Hungary, India, Israel, Italy, Latvia, the Netherlands, Poland, Romania, Russia, Spain, Switzerland, and the USA.
At the 25th PHILOXENIA and HOTELIA there were 800 exhibitors from 18 countries, namely: Bulgaria, Cyprus, the Czech Republic, Denmark, Egypt, Germany, Ghana, Great Britain, Greece, India, Indonesia, Italy, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Switzerland, Syria, and Turkey. There are also 11 countries participating with organized state delegations (Cyprus, the Czech Republic Bulgaria, Egypt, India, Italy, Russia, Serbia, Syria, Turkey, and Tunisia).
Awards presented to outstanding participants
The President of HELEXPO S.A., Mr. Aristotelis Thomopoulos, and the Managing Director, Mr. Themis Kartsiotis, presented eight Best Creativity Prizes, five Awards and seven Special Organiser’s Prizes to an equal number of enterprises that stood out with their participation at the 25th PHILOXENIA and HOTELIA.
Best Creativity Prizes were presented to the following exhibitors:
ΝΙKOPOLIS HOTEL THESSALONIKI , DOMOTEL S.A., OLYMPIC AIR, PREFECTURAL AUTHORITY OF DRAMA, AEGEAN AIRLINES, CLASSICAL HOTELS, PREFECTURAL AUTHORITY OF SERRES and PREFECTURAL AUTHORITIES OF IMATHIA.
Similarly, the Awards of the 25th PHILOXENIA and HOTELIA were presented to:
REA HOTELS, DAIOS HOTELS, the REGION of the IONIAN ISLANDS, the PREFECTURAL AUTHORITIES of ARCADIA, and the PREFECTURAL AUTHORITIES of PHOCIS.
Special Organiser’s Prizes were presented to the following exhibitors:
The PREFECTURAL AUTHORITIES of MAGNESIA, the PREFECTURAL AUTHORITIES of AETOLOAKARNANIA, SOLIDUS HOTEL SUPPLIES, OLYMPUS PLAZA RESTING AREA FOR TRAVELLERS, AVRA YACHTING, MACEDONIAN HOTEL CLUB, and the EGYPTIAN TOURIST OFFICE.
|Thessaloniki International Exhibition Center Pav, 12,13,14,15,16|
|29 October - 1 November 2009|
|Free entrance for trade visitors. Pre-registration necessary|
|State Participations. Regions, Municipalities, Prefectures, Hotels, Tour Operators, Airlines, Shipping Companies, Specialized Press.|
Thursday & Friday: 11:00-20:00 for trade visitors only
Saturday & Sunday: 11:00-20:00 for trade visitors & public
Indoor space unequipped (Type1): 101.00 €/sqm
Indoor space equipped (Type 2): 126.00 € / sqm
A 10% fee is charged on rent for every additional facade
|For each exhibitor 128.00 €|
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