Tourists key fac­tor in keep­ing econ­omy tick­ing over

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Peo­ple take pic­tures near the Parthenon tem­ple in Athens yesterday. The Hel­lenic Sta­tis­ti­cal Au­thor­ity listed the rise in the num­ber of ar­rivals in Greece dur­ing the sec­ond quar­ter as one of the rea­sons the lo­cal econ­omy grew by 0.8 per­cent com­pared to Q1 when many an­a­lysts ex­pected it to con­tract. Tourist ar­rivals were up 4.3 per­cent in the sec­ond quar­ter of 2015, com­pared with the cor­re­spond­ing pe­riod last year, reach­ing 4.8 mil­lion trav­el­ers this year.

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