19-20 April the Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021

19/04/2021 The Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 opens its doors today.

The workshop with a focus on the Danish market is part of a course of the Virtual Greek Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2021 events, organized by Tourism Media & Events.

The Greek – Danish Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop 2021 with the ultimate goal of highlighting the alternative forms of tourism in Greece, and the promotion of Greek F&B in the Danish market, which is a key market of incoming travelers to Greece.

The event, which will end on April 20 – after hundreds of B2B pre-arranged virtual meetings – is a continuation of successful online alternative tourism and gastronomy events in the markets of Belgium, Poland, the United Kingdom, France and of Germany.

The event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development and Food, the Intercultural Group for UNESCO and the Greek Embassy in Denmark.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Greek National Tourism Organization.

Honored Region is the Region of Crete.

The official Air Carrier Sponsor is Aegean Airlines Other sponsors are the Region of Epirus, the Greek Breakfast, and the Municipality of Karystos.

In general, the ongoing pandemic of COVID-19, combined with the effects of the health crisis in both the tourism and gastronomy sectors, makes it necessary to adapt to the new reality and create positive conditions for Greek tourism the next day. Therefore, the events throughout 2021 will take place online through a leading, specially designed, professional platform.

In parallel with the event for alternative tourism, there will be a simultaneous event for the agri-food sector, with a barrage of B2B meetings, seeking to highlight the benefits arising from the connection of tourism with gastronomy.

For the promotion of alternative tourism and gastronomy in Greece, another event will take place in Sweden in December 2021.

For the promotion of luxury tourism and Greek agricultural products, our company organizes the Greek Luxury Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops, having selected the following countries: Russia 5-7 May 2021, Dubai, 12-13 May 2021, USA, October 2021, and the Benelux, in November 2021.

The Greek Alternative & Luxury Tourism Workshops are addressed to tourism companies and public bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around alternative tourism and/or luxury tourism. The Greek Gastronomy Workshops are of direct interest to export companies that wish to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key markets in Europe.

70-80 local travel agents (in the case of the United Kingdom the participation exceeded all previous ones) and tour operators of the market, and for the agricultural sector, 40-50 buyers participate in each event (importers, wholesalers, supermarket chains, delicatessens, etc.).

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organizing company Tourism Media & Events join forces with local PR companies, ensuring the participation of the most important professionals of the local market.

At the beginning of the online events, there will be a webinar for all participants with presentations of Greek destinations and gastronomic products. The events continue with the holding of pre-arranged meetings over 2-3 days, during which all participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals to travel agents and tour operators, or specialized professionals in imports and agriculture.

8-10 December 2020 the “Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Poland”

       Athens, 23.11.2020

PRESS RELEASE

The Virtual Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Poland enters its final stage, as B2B meetings have been scheduled for both participating tourism companies and destinations and food export companies, seeking to penetrate or strengthen their presence in the BENELUX market, especially in Belgium.

The interest for Greek tourism is extremely positive for the touristic year of 2020, as illustrated by the participations. So is the interest of dozens of Polish retailers and importers to get in touch with Greek companies in the food and beverage industry, which arise as potential ambassadors of Greek tourism via gastronomy.

Despite the strict cross-border controls and restrictions on the movement of goods and services, currently imposed by the pandemic, Tourism Media & Events continues to make a decisive contribution to upgrading the tourism product – while stimulating Greek food and beverage exports, by organizing Virtual – following the course of pandemic – B2B meetings.

The event takes place under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development, the Embassy of Greece in Poland and the Intercultural Group for UNESCO.

The main Sponsor of the event is the Hellenic Tourism Organization.

Honored Region, the Region of South Aegean. Honored Gastronomic Region, Region of Central Macedonia.

The official airline sponsor is Aegean Airlines and sponsors the Region of Central Greece, the “Greek Breakfast”, Municipality of Karystos and Municipality of Preveza.

More than 510 Business to Business (B2B) meetings between Greek and Polish institutions and companies have already been scheduled for the Workshop. On the Polish market’s part, 78 local travel agents and tour operators in 26 potential buyers of Greek products and 15 distinguished media are to be participating.

The Greek Alternative & Gastronomy Workshops are addressed to tourism companies and destinations, interested in promoting their services and products related to alternative tourism. At the same time, they are directed to export companies wishing to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key markets in Europe.

                                                                                                        

Exhibition “Healthcare 2018” from December 3-7 in Moscow

Dear friends and colleagues!

From December 3-7, 2018, the 28th annual medical exhibition Healthcare – 2018 was held in Moscow within the framework of the international scientific-practical forum “Russian Health Care Week”.

For more than 5 years, the participation in the exhibition has been an important part of the company’s development process, which allows the acquainting of customers and specialists with new products. We also pay great attention to the personal communication of our representatives with customers and dealers.

For more than three decades, this event has remained the main event in the field of health care for specialists from Russia, Belarus and foreign countries.

As usual the fair was held at Expocentre Moscow, Russia.

MedTravelExpo 2019

3rd International Exhibition for Medical and Wellness Services, Health Improvement and Medical Treatment

About the exhibition:

The 3rd International Exhibition for Medical and Wellness Services, Health Improvement and Medical Treatment – MedTravelExpo 2019 will be held from 2 to 6 December in Moscow.

The MedTravelExpo international trade show is part of the Russian Health Care Week. The Week is the largest series of health care and medicine related events in Russia and the commonwealth of Independent States. It also includes international trade shows (Zdravookhraneniye, Healthy Lifestyle and Apteka) and many more associated events.

MedTravelExpo is showcases products for health improvement and health resorts, innovative methods for medical assistance. The trade show brings together the medical community and promotes the Russian health and spa resort business and medical tourism.

Participation in MedTravelExpo allows:

  • to showcase the latest, unique, and innovative technologies and methods of treatment and rehabilitation to a wide medical community of Russia and EE countries
  • to develop relations between health resorts, medical centres, medical tourism agencies, trade unions, heads of HR departments and insurance companies
  • to attract investments to the health and spa sector
  • to find new forms of promotion
  • to settle cross sectoral issues and find new partners
  • to promote medical and health tourism

Exhibition sections:

  • Health and spa resorts
  • General and specialiσed clinics and medical centres
  • Beauty clinics
  • Medical tourism agencies
  • Centres for reproductive medicine
  • Alternative medicine clinics
  • Dental clinics

George Dalara’s Concert in Moscow (VIDEO)

The concert of George Dalaras for Greece drew excellent reviews and extensive publicity.

More than 40 articles in the written and electronic press of Russia have been published so far for the Concert of George Dalaras in Moscow, the first major event in Greece to celebrate the Year of Tourism Greece-Russia. During the concert that took place in the Concert Hall of the Patriarchal Church of the Savior, George Dalaras captivated an audience of about 1500 people which consisted of Russian Government Officers, tour operators, travel agents, representatives of 16 Russian cities and expatriates. Also present, heads of organisations of the Russian Federation and Greece, representatives of the Church of Greece, agents of the economic and tourism industry, as well as representatives of the Russian media, journalists and foreign correspondents.

Minister of Tourism Mrs. Elena Kountoura welcomed the event – which was initiated by the ministry – and stressed that the Year of Greek-Russian Tourism has begun, a great celebration for both countries, marking the beginning of a series of top festivities and joint activities.

The main sponsors of the concert were: Aegean Airlines, the Mouzenidis group and supporters were the Hotel Owners Association of Rhodes and Rodos Palace.

It is emphasised that the concert was widely covered by the largest media in Russia. Indicative of the impact of the event on the Russian public is the praise of one of the most renowned Russian critics, Mr. Vadim Ponomariov, who described the concert as “the appearance of a great maitre, an act of high art”, expressing the hope that new similar collaborations will emerge in Russia soon.

In an event that followed at the Greek Embassy in Moscow for the Year of Greek-Russian Tourism, Mr. Dalaras thanked the Ministry of Tourism and GNTO for the initiative and support.

The Greek artist was congratulated for his excellent performance by the Deputy Minister of Culture responsible for tourism, Ms. Alla Manilova, who attended the event. Representatives of Russian tourism also praised the contribution of high-level organisations to highlight the traditional and modern culture of Greece to Russia and the Russian public.

Postponement of the Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 | New date Friday, June 12

The Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 Ceremony, scheduled for March 13, has been postponed. The new date i set for Friday, June 12, as announced by the organising company Ethos Media SA.

“From today and for the next 4 weeks,” it is mentioned in the announcement “following the suggestion of the National Public Health Organisation, our conference activity must be suspended so that we can ensure that our events are not, unwittingly, a means of dissemination of COVID-19 disease.

In this context, the Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 Ceremony, scheduled for March 13, 2020, is postponed and will take place on a new date, Friday, June 12, at the same location, the Divani Apollon Palace & Thalasso Hotel.

All entries and reservations WILL NORMALLY APPLY for the new date. For any additional information or clarification, the Ethos Events team is at your disposal on a daily basis.

Thank you in advance for your participation and support. We will be happy to meet up close, at the awards ceremony institution for Greek hotels & tourism businesses “.

Nominations for the Greek Hospitality Awards have begun

Until February 14, 2020, hotels and tourism businesses in the country will be able to submit their candidacy for the Greek Hospitality Awards event, which rewards excellence in the field of Greek Hotels, Tourist Offices and Rooms for rent.

The Greek Hospitality Awards are under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), the Association of Tourism and Travel Agencies in Greece (HATTA) and the General Panhellenic Federation of Tourism Enterprises (GEPETET).

The Awards are organised for the 6th consecutive year by ETHOS EVENTS in collaboration with Tourism Media & Events, the financial & business portal banks.com.gr and the magazine MONEY.

Special Advisor to the Greek Hospitality Awards is the Journalist Mr. Haris Digrintakis.

The Jury consists of prominent personalities from the business, university and tourism sectors:

This year, 96 categories of awards will be presented in the following 4 thematic sections:

  1. BEST GREEK CITY HOTELS
  2. BEST GREEK RESORTS
  3. BEST GREEK HOTEL FACILITIES
  4. SPECIAL AWARDS

With the TOP PRIZES to be the following:

Top Greek Hotel 2020

“Top Greek Resort 2020”

For detailed information you can visit the official website hospitality.ethosawards.eu as well as the social channels Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and YouTube.

Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 return for the 6th year

Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 are organised this year with innovations, strengthening their presence in the international competition of travel agents and opinion makers of the tourist market. The Awards of Greek hotels and tourism companies return for the 6th year.

The online platform will open on January 7 to accept the candidacies of the leading Greek companies in the tourism industry.

The institution of the Greek Hospitality Awards comes to reward excellence in the field of Greek Hotels, Tourist Offices, Rooms and other companies related to the Tourism sector, through a process in which the Evaluation Committee and the public both vote, with a percentage rating of their votes 60/40.

Those wishing to apply for the Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 can be informed of the award criteria and fill out the application form by Friday 14 February 2020 on the website hospitality.ethosawards.eu.

The ceremony includes the top awards:

“Top Greek Hotel 2020”

“Top Greek Resort 2020”

This year, 96 categories of awards will be presented in the following 4 thematic sections:

  1. BEST GREEK CITY HOTELS
  2. BEST GREEK RESORTS
  3. BEST GREEK HOTEL FACILITIES
  4. SPECIAL AWARDS

Indicative of the dynamics of the Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 is the fact that the winners of the awards for another year will be sent to the Tour Operators Association of Russia (ATOR), the Association of Tourist Agents of Great Britain (ABTA), the Association of Tourist Offices of Germany and all of the Arab Tourism Offices which are participating in Greek Tourism Workshop 2020 in Jordan, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Dubai and Lebanon.

The Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 are organised by ETHOS AWARDS and Tourism Media & Events, in collaboration with the financial & business portal banks.com.gr and the magazine MONEY.

Special Advisor to the Greek Hospitality Awards 2020 is the journalist Mr. Haris Digrintakis.

For detailed information you can visit the official website of the conference http://www.hospitality.ethosawards.eu/ as well as the social channels Facebook, LinkedIn, twitter and YouTube

In Hague will be held the 1st Greek Alternative Tourism 2019

Greece’s alternative tourism is being promoted in the Netherlands. On April 16, 2019, The Hague hosts for the first time the alternative tourism of Greece, at the 1st Greek Alternative Tourism Workshop Hague 2019 in the emblematic space of Madurodam.

Greek entrepreneurs in the tourism market are joining forces with public bodies.

The goal is to effectively promote Greece as an ideal tourist destination all year round to professionals in the Dutch tourism market from Hague, Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

The promotion of the enriched tourist product of our country will take place through B2B meetings with specialised travel agents and tour operators from the Netherlands who represent an audience that wishes to travel all year round.

Why in the Netherlands

Greece is one of the most popular destinations for outings from the Netherlands.

2018: record decade of arrivals from the Netherlands to Greece (924,434 visitors, an increase of 18.9% compared to 2017).

Dutch culture

  • Value for money options.
  • Love for nature and adventure.
  • Repeaters 1/3 of Dutch tourists visiting Greece.
  • Direct flights to destinations in Greece throughout the year.

In 2017, 82% of the population traveled on vacation (2.82 trips per person on average).

50% of trips are made abroad and 1/3 of them to Mediterranean destinations.

Twice a year the Dutch choose alternative forms of tourism.

(Sources: EOT Benelux – 21/01/2019, NBTC-NIPO Research – 2017, Griekenland.net).

The 1st Greek Alternative Tourism 2019 is organized in The Hague in the Netherlands by AVIAREPS in collaboration with Tourism Media & Events, with the support of EOT, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism and the Hellenic-Dutch Business Association (HEDA).

It is addressed to Tourism Enterprises and Public Bodies that are interested in promoting their services and products around alternative tourism in the Dutch market.

New dates for Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshops 2020

Tourism Media & Events, in these difficult times for Greece and its tourism industry, does not give up but instead intensifies its efforts, helping our country to climb to an even higher position on the world tourist map.

At the same time, it seeks to highlight the strong gastronomic advantages of Greece, while strengthening the export activity of its companies.

Taking into account the new data, remaining always faithful to the vision for the development of Greek tourism all year round and the promotion of Greek gastronomy, for the period 2020-2021, we inform you that the new dates of the events of Tourism Media & Events are as follows:

1st Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Copenhagen (Denmark • 30/09/2020)
1st Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Paris (France • 06/10/2020)
2nd Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Warsaw (Poland • 15 / 10/2020)
1st Greek Alternative Tourism & Gastronomy Workshop in Brussels (Belgium • 25/11/2020)

Greek Alternative & Gastronomy Workshops 2020 is aimed at Tourism Businesses and Public Bodies interested in promoting alternative tourism services and export companies which want to penetrate or strengthen their presence in key European markets.

European markets are participating in alternative tourism, with 75-85 local tourism agents and tour operators, and in the agri-food sector, 30-35 buyers such as importers, wholesalers, retailers, foodservers and deli stores.

For the success of the events, the experienced executives of the organising company Tourism Media & Events join forces with official bodies of Greece but also with PR companies that ensure the participation of the most important travel agents of each local market.

At the beginning of the events, press conferences will be held with representatives of large and specialised local media from each country, seeking the maximum publicity of the participants, while the Workshops will be preceded by wine and olive oil tastings.

Afterwards, participants will have the opportunity to present their proposals for alternative tourism to travel agents and tour operators at B2B meetings and to promote their products and gastronomic proposals to specialised professionals, importers, wholesalers and store chain managers.

The events end with a dinner with Greek cuisine, which will seal the Workshop giving the opportunity to all attendees for further networking.

GNTO participates in the events, under the auspices of the Ministry of Tourism, the Ministry of Rural Development, the embassies in the respective countries and the Intercultural Group for UNESCO.

We wish all of you and your families health, good strength and of course WE STAY HOME!