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The only highly targeted exhibition in Greece dedicated to the promotion of luxury tourism



The phenomenally successful 2004 Olympic Games has led in increased investment in all aspects of the travel industry from both Government and the business sector. Greece is now considered as an ideal choice for many large scale events and conferences. Athens in particular but also other Greek cities such as Thessaloniki, Rhodes, Crete, Kos and Corfu have become very popular world destinations for corporate events and conferences.

width=220Within this context, Greece is now in a dynamic position to substantially grow the meetings, conference and incentive travel sector. Exclusive Travel was launched in 2005 in order to effectively support this objective and help Greece increase its share in the international luxury travel market.

On the other hand, according to recent statistics announced by the Athens International Airport, foreign destinations are increasingly popular for Greek travellers – a record number of Greek tourists travelled abroad in 2005 with a 26% increase from previous years.  This trend shows no sign of slowing down and a high proportion of these tourists are now seeking luxury, comfort and quality in their choice of foreign destinations.  Exclusive Travel offers to international suppliers of luxury travel and tourism products and services the ideal platform to promote their offering to clients from Greece and abroad.

A must attend, specialised exhibition 

Now in its third year, Exclusive Travel is established as a prestigious business and networking forum for suppliers of luxury tourism products and buyers looking for unique travel proposals.

Organised to the highest industry standards and with maximum satisfaction from clients, Exclusive Travel is a three-day exhibition that includes :

  • An Invited Buyer Programme incorporating pre-arranged meetings between exhibitors and international invited buyers.
  • A business conference for tourism professionals.

Top reasons why Exclusive Travel 2007 is an event not to be missed

  • It is the only exhibition in Greece for the luxury travel & tourism market
  • It offers exhibitors the opportunity to make personal contacts with over 4,500 quality visitors and network with industry colleagues and suppliers

 Through the Invited Buyer Programme, participants receive

  • Pre-scheduled one-to-one appointments with key international Invited Buyers
  • The opportunity to attend a social networking evening with international Invited Buyers
  • Exhibitors have free entrance to the conference for information and networking opportunities

Exhibitor Profile

width=220If you have a luxury travel proposal, take part in Exclusive Travel in Athens, Greece and meet with high profile international buyers, Greek tourism professionals and high income public visitors.

Exclusive Travel is attended by approximately 120 exhibitors from the following categories:

Luxury hotels & hotel chains • Travel agencies with unique travel proposals • City breaks • Yacht chartering • Luxury cruise lines • Private jet and helicopter rental companies • Sports tours, resorts and packages • Luxury car rental • Airline carriers • Shipping companies offering exclusive travel services • Luxury villas and houses/land for sale • Health resorts and packages • SPA resorts • Luxury services for conferences, exhibitions & incentives • Luxury lifestyle products and services

Visitor Profile

On average, Exclusive Travel attracts 3,500-4,500 each year with three types of visitor:

  • Professional tourism visitors from Greece responsible responsible for inbound and outbound travel, meetings and incentives
  • International key buyers who attend as part of the Invited Buyer Programme
  • High income Greek public visitors (and non-Greek residents) who enjoy luxury travel abroad and are interested in destinations and exclusive holidays

Invited Buyer Programme

width=220100 international key buyers will attend Exclusive Travel as part of the Invited Buyer Programme. These buyers represent corporate companies, associations, tour operators, incentive and event companies from Europe, the Balkans and the Middle East. The buyers are strictly qualified and, once accepted, are hosted to the event by EuroPartners. Exhibitors will receive pre-sceduled one-to-one appointments with these buyers as part of their participation.

EuroPartners has a significant expertise in the field of match-making, having organised such events since 1993 in Greece and abroad, both independently and on behalf of the European Commission.

The International Conference

Exclusive Travel 2007 will be enriched by the one-day business conference titled “Developments & Opportunities in the Luxury Travel Industry in Greece” on Friday 26 January 2007 (09.00 – 14.00) with the participation of international and Greek keynote speakers.

Entrance to the conference is free of charge for exhibitors and the trade.
Pre-registration is necessary. A certificate of attendance will be given to all participants.

Exclusive Travel 2006 Overview (20-22 January 2006)

  • 120 exhibitors (70 stands) from Greece and other popular destinations such as Italy, Tunisia and Cyprus
  • 4.500 visitors including professionals of the tourism and event organisation sectors as well as high-income public visitors from Greece
  • 90 international Invited Buyers were hosted by the Organisers with the support of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO) and participated in pre-arranged meetings with exhibitors. The Invited Buyer Programme was commented favourably by both sides. 

Indicative of its success are the following statements by invited buyers:

"We found the exhibition very successful. Because of our current need with many clients wanting to take their next congress to Greece, it was really helpful to get the information we needed directly."
Baerbel JANKE, Director, Centerline Eventmanagement GmbH, Germany

"…I found it an interesting fair and made some very good contacts which I hope will lead to business in the future."

Annie Van Rompuy, Manager, AVR Systems

"…I much appreciated the arrangements and the assistance received before and during the event.  I am happy to say that the result is us buying in for at least one event in Athens in early 2006.  I hope it will also be more later in the year."
Trevor Phillips-Williams, Chairman, PW International Group, Special Interest Groups and Incentives, UK

"Athens is worth to choose and Exclusive Travel gives you the chance…"

Evelyn Korrak, Owner, Korrak Travel, Austria

 "When I requested the invitation, I was not so sure that the show would be really interesting, but Greece being a fast growing destination, I wanted to see it. My experience was really very interesting and I came back to Paris with new and exceptional products."

Bernad Fromageau, President. BF Conseil, France

Information

  • For more information about the exhibition and its parallel events please visit www.europartners.gr/exclusivetravel
  • For more information about your participation, please contact us at +30.210 92 21 254 or e-mail us at sales@europartners.gr
  • For more information about the Invited Buyer Programme, please contact us at buyers@europartners.gr
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