HALKIDIKI EARNS AN AWARD ABOUT THE CAMPAIGN “HALKIDIKI 4 SEASONS”
The Tourism Organization of Halkidiki, with the photo campaign “Halkidiki, four seasons”, stole the limelight and will be awarded in Tourism Awards 2014, event to be held on Tuesday, April 8th, at 19.30 at Divani Apollon Palace & Thallaso. In the ceremony will be present the Minister for Tourism, Olga Kefalogianni, and several bureaus of tourism operators in the country.
The twelve-member jury is chaired by the former head of the Greek National Tourism Organisation (GNTO), E. Skoula, and member is the Mayor of Thessaloniki, John Boutaris. The jury evaluated practices and strategies of some of the largest companies and organizations in the sector of tourism. Among these was the Tourism Organization of Halkidiki, which will be awarded for the photo campaign that started in 2008 and completed in 2010 .
The campaign aimed to highlight the Halkidiki as a destination for all months of the year. Through the lens of photographer Andreas Xyridis, the Tourism Organization of Halkidiki attempted to highlight destinations in Halkidiki, not only for their beautiful beaches, but also for mountain, spring or winter tourism, agrotourism etc. This campaign, which includes hundreds of photos, many of which have not yet been used, has received kudos from the GNTO. Indeed, two of the photos were for a long period in the main page of GNTO, while the entire campaign of the Tourism Organization of Halkidiki abroad is based on this photo gallery.
“This award is very important to us and rewards the effort started in 2008, aiming to show that Halkidiki is not only a summer destination” said the chairman of the Tourism Organization Halkidiki, Gregory Tassios, who will receive the award on Tuesday.