This is Athens-Convention and Visitors Bureau is the first stop for anyone interested in holding a conference, meeting, or event in Athens. We also handle a growing number of requests from leisure tour operators and travel trade. As a member, you get immediate access to any new expression of interest, allowing you to engage directly with potential new clients, secure new business, and explore new avenues for success.
This is Athens-Convention and Visitors Bureau has a strong and trusted presence at the world’s leading travel trade fairs. Our mission is to promote Athens as a premium leisure, business travel and conference destination. Your promotional material will be part of our conversation, as our sales teams travel the world to develop connections with meeting planners, tour operators, journalists and other decision-makers in the global convention and tourism business, constantly expanding our network of clients across all continents. The members of This is Athens-Convention and Visitors Bureau have priority booking at our Athens Roadshows, a series of exclusive presentations to promote Athens as a destination in other targeted European cities. These invitation-only events for a limited number of leading industry players present a unique opportunity to showcase your business.
The members of This is Athens-Convention and Visitors Bureau handle site inspections on behalf of the MICE industry. We will support you through this process, as well as facilitating potential meeting planners by providing all the relevant information required to ensure their event is a success.
Through regular fam trips, press trips, and B2B workshops, our members have exclusive opportunities to host travel agents, meeting planners, and international media while they are visiting Athens. We regularly host top-tier bloggers, journalists, associations, and destination specialists, helping you to increase your PR and marketing outreach with the people whose opinion matters most.
As a member, your company profile will be featured on This is Athens, the official city guide, as well as the Athens Meeting Planner’s Guide and Travel Trade Manual. Both publications are distributed digitally at international trade shows and available to browse or download on our website. Send us updates about your own events, news, and special offers and we’ll feature them on our website, social media, and in our trimonthly newsletter. We also promote our members through two dedicated Info Points at Athens International Airport and Syntagma Square.
Take advantage of our marketing toolkit and industry intelligence to promote Athens more effectively to key markets. We host networking and training events to enhance your credentials as an Athens destination specialist. From a media library to infographics, maps and visitors guides for distribution to your clients, we make it easier for you to sell all that Athens has to offer.
At Travel Trade Athens, our annual event to promote Athens as a preferred MICE and city break destination, we host select international buyers with a special interest in Athens and Greece. As a member, you have a unique opportunity to attend pre-scheduled meetings with top MICE, corporate, and leisure buyers from around the world.
We provide institutional support to all our members, including letters of recommendation from the Mayor and the Athens Development and Destination Marketing Agency. We can provide access to municipal venues at preferential rates, secure reduced rates with our wide range of partners, and help to speed up authorisations and permissions.
This is Athens Convention and Visitors Bureau organizes networking events and educational workshops with speakers, educators and opinion leaders from the global tourism industry, giving priority to the dissemination of knowledge and the creation of strong connections for its members. The purpose of the events is to exchange best practices, upskill and reskill, and create new contacts, with the aim of enhancing the tourism product of the city.