The development path of the B2B Travel Event Thessaloniki

during the last four years

All those tourism professionals (Travel Agents, Tour Operators, M.I.C.E. organizers) invested in money and time – covering the expenses for their transportation by their own– in order to find new partners and explore new Greek destinations through B2B meetings with Greek suppliers (hotels, travel agents, activities’ organizers etc.)

 

YEAR 2018 BUYERS YEAR 2017 BUYERS YEAR 2016 BUYERS YEAR 2015 BUYERS
AUSTRIA 1 Albania 2 Australia 1 Albania 2
BELGIUM 2 BULGARIA 6 Belgium 2 Belgium 2
BULGARIA 5 Germany 2 Bulgaria 6 Bulgaria 6
EGYPT 1 LEBANON 1 China 1 France 1
FRANCE 3 NETHERLANDS 3 Czech Republic 1 Italy 3
GERMANY 2 Romania 3 France 3 Romania 2
ITALY 1 Serbia 2 Italy 1 Turkey 7
MOLDOVA 1 SOUTH AFRICA 1 Lebanon 1
NETHERLANDS 3 Turkey 5 Netherland 1
ROMANIA 1 UK 2 Romania 2
SWEDEN 1 Turkey 7
TURKEY 7 U.K.
UK 2 Ukraine
USA 1
Total 31   27   28   23

PRESS RELEASE B2B TRAVEL EVENT THESSALONIKI 2017

Cooperation in tourism and travel will take center stage during the B2B Travel Event Thessaloniki 2017 to take place on March 27-28 at the five-star Grand Hotel Palace.

Organized by marketing and promotion company Respond On Demand, the event, in its sixth year, brings together some 30  hotel and tour office representatives, tour operators, travel consultants and MICE organizers from abroad — Albania, Bulgaria, Germany, Lebanon, The Netherlands, Belgium, Romania, Turkey, the UK and the US — to talk business with renowned Greek hotels and travel agencies participating in the event.

The Greek tourism professionals are expected to have a number of B2B meetings with prospective partners interested in tourism destinations in Greece.

Following the two-day event, on March 29-30, the hosted buyers will have a chance to tour the city of Veria, in northern Greece, and the surrounding region during a fam trip jointly organized by Respond On Demand and the Veria Municipality.

For more information, press here. Those wishing to apply can contact director@respondondemand.com.

The Greek Travel Pages (GTP) is a communication sponsor of the B2B Travel Event Thessaloniki 2017.

PRESS RELEASE B2B TRAVEL EVENT THESSALONIKI 2016

A number of travel agents from abroad are expected in Thessaloniki this month to meet and discuss new cooperation opportunities with Greek tourism professionals at Respond on Demand’s upcoming B2B Travel Event. Respond on Demand is a Greek company that brings professionals from Greece and Cyprus in contact with tour operators and travel agents from all over the world.

The travel event will take place March 28-29 at the five-star Grand Hotel Palace in Thessaloniki.

In its fifth year, the event has placed Thessaloniki in the center of the attention of many travel agents from abroad that seek new partnerships with Greek tourism entrepreneurs.

Travel agencies from Egypt, Bulgaria, France, Germany, Lebanon, Netherlands, Romania, Turkey, England, Italy and Ukraine have confirmed their attendance to the event, which is held under the auspices of the Greek National tourism Organization (GNTO).

All international travel agents who apply to join the hosted buyers program are identified, evaluated and selected by Respond On Demand.

Over 50 Greek hoteliers and travel agents are expected to attend the two-day event.

“The satisfaction of our participants all these years gives us the strength to continue the effective promotion of Greek tourism enterprises to travel agencies abroad”, Respond on Demand said.

Following the two-day event, the hosted buyers will attend a fam trip to Epirus (Ioannina & Sivota) to get acquainted with the destination and possibly include it in future travel packages.

PRESS RELEASE B2B TRAVEL EVENT THESSALONIKI 2015


The 4rth B2B Travel Event 2015, organized by Respond Demand, was held on 30 & 31 March at Grand Hotel Palace Thessaloniki.
Travel professionals from Belgium, Germany, Bulgaria, Italy, Turkey, Romania, France and Albania participated to business meetings with more than 35 Greek tourism professionals (hotels and travel agents).
The hosted buyers expressed their satisfaction for the excellent organization, hospitality and the high professional level of the participants.
After two days of intense business activity, Respond Demand On organized for them, in collaboration with the Municipality of Thermaikos a familiarization trip to the area.
The next B2B Travel Event 2016 will be held in Thessaloniki, at Grand Hotel Palace on 28 & 29, March next year. The post fam trip will be held at the city of Ioannina, Epirus.

PRESS RELEASE B2B TRAVEL EVENT THESSALONIKI 2014


Seventeen representatives from leading tour operators, travel agencies and event organizers from nine countries recently attended a B2B travel event in Thessaloniki to explore new cooperations with Greek tourism professionals.
The two-day B2B travel event took place 7-8 April at the Capsis Hotel and was organized for the third year by Respond On Demand.
During the event, the tourism professionals from Belgium, Bulgaria, Italy, Germany, Sweden, Egypt, France, Turkey and the United States came in contact with some 50 Greek travel agents and hoteliers and discussed the possibility of launching new travel packages to Greece for leisure, city breaks, conference and event tourism, alternative tourism, etc.
Getting to know Aidipsos, Evia
Following the B2B meetings, the majority of foreign tourism professionals continued their stay in Greece for an additional three days and participated in a familiarization trip to Aidipsos (or Edipsos) in North Evia. There, they explored the region’s tourism potential, were updated on the destination’s spa product and attended over 60 hotel presentations.
The fam trip was organized with the collaboration of the Municipality of Istiaia-Aidipsos and the Aidipsos Hoteliers Association.

The first b2b Travel Event was held on October 21rst, 2012 in Thessaloniki. Greek hoteliers met with travel agents, tour operators and event organizers from Bulgaria, Cyprus, Israel, Italy, Hungary, Turkey and Greece.

In 2013 travel agents,  tour operators and M.I.C.E organizers from Greece, Belgium, Bulgaria, Egypt, Germany, Syria, Netherland, Switzerland, U.K. and U.S.A. participated and had b2b meetings with the hoteliers.

A post fam  trip to a Plastiras Lake was offered to those who wished.