Chryssa Krassa - Chrissa Krassa
Chryssa Krassa has been involved in tourism since 1998, when she organized the Philoxenia Tourism Fair. After a course of 13 years in this position, in 2011 decided to participate in the activities of the company Respond On Demand, achieving the goal of effective promotion of the Greek tourism product to tourism professionals around the world. Today she participates together with Maria Athanasopoulou in the organization of B2B Travel & MICE Event Thessaloniki, a strictly professional event of meetings of Greek hotels and tourist offices with tourism professionals from abroad. At the same time, it deals with the promotion in tourist offices of the Top Peak Hotels series. He is ambassador of the World Food Travel Association for Cyprus.
Chrissa Krassa originally got involved in tourism in 1998, when she was appointed director of the Philoxenia Tourism Exhibition - held in the grounds of the International Fair of Thessaloniki, as one of its most important and visited yearly exhibitions. She offered her services for 13 continuous years on this prominent position till 2011 that she decided to expand her horizons and be part of the activities of a private company, Respond on Demand. This was the opportunity she was seeking to use her long-gained experience and skills in promoting further Greek tourism effectively, on a worldwide basis. Today, along with Maria Athanasopoulou, are successfully organizing the B2B Travel & MICE Event in Thessaloniki, held for the past 9 years. It's a one day event strictly for tourism professionals, with meetings between Greek hotels and tourist agents worldwide, in order to promote tourist destinations and get to know available opportunities of the field. At the same time, Chrissa is also busy promoting further the chain of Top Peak Hotels, to a huge database of travel professionals worldwide.
Chrissa serves as ambassador in Cyprus of the World Food Travel Association.
Maria Athanasopoulou - Maria Athanasopoulou
Maria Athanasopoulou started writing about tourism in Greece as an amateur in 2008. She is a member of the World Association of Travel Writers and Photographers and often writes articles in online travel magazines and major online travel platforms. She is the owner of the tourism marketing company Respond On Demand and of the Top Peak Hotels website.
She is ambassador for Greece to the World Food Travel Association and was recently elected Chairman of its Board of Directors.
Maria Athanasopoulou first got involved with tourism in Greece when she started writing articles in 2008, as an amateur but soon afterwards in 2009, she became chief editor of the online, non-profitable magazine Taksidi 2 Greece. She is a member of the International Association of tourism writers and photographers and participates with often articles to online magazines and electronic travel platforms.
Maria is the founder of the tourism marketing company Respond On Demand, which for a decade has been holding professional B2B meetings for Greek tourism entrepreneurs and travel agents from abroad.
She is also the founder of the non-profit urban company Top Tourism. She has given seminars for tourism professionals, as well as many speeches and presentations on tourism issues, in events in Greece and abroad.
She serves as ambassador for Greece in the World Food Travel Association where she was recently elected as President of the Board of Directors.