ACT at the 35th Philoxenia
ACT will be present at the 35th Philoxenia International Tourism Exhibition at Pavilion 13 (stand 25). The event is organized by HELEXPO from November 8-10 and is considered to be the largest and one of the most significant tourism and hospitality events in Greece.
ACT will also be present at the Dark Tourism: Enlightening the Darkness of the Past conference, which is being held on Saturday, November 9th at the "N. GERMANOS», Pavilion 8, 2nd floor, Hall A, from 10:00 to 17:30. The entrance is free of charge.
Throughout its historical memory, cities over time have created their own 'dark' narrative with 'authentic' distinctive features, which in recent years, they have been the attraction for an alternative form of tourism, that of Dark Tourism. This year's PHILOXENIA conference will attempt to explore the role that the "dark past" of a destination plays in the creation and the attraction of Dark Tourism, especially for the city of Thessaloniki, which stands out many "dark" stories and paths, from antiquity to the recent years. At the same time, it will seek to address a wide range of research topics ranging from representative museums and cemeteries to war heritage and prisons and from monuments and memorials (holocaust tourism), to criminal landscape management, as well as their link to religious and cultural tourism.
In this spirit, notable speakers from Greece and abroad are invited to the conference to present new perspectives on the market and tourism products arising from this category of interest. The conference is addressed to tourism professionals and students and will provide attendance certificates to those who wish, upon request upon arrival. The entrance is FREE.
Among the speakers is Leon Nar, Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Macedonia, author, Deputy Dean of 2nd Lykeion, Anatolia College, and Anestis Anastasiou, Assistant Professor and Coordinator of Hospitality & Tourism programs at ACT – the American College of Thessaloniki.
For more information please click https://philoxenia.helexpo.gr/en/2019-Dark-Tourism