Mea­ger rise in tourism ar­rivals up to end-May

Kathimerini English - - Focus -

The num­ber of in­ter­na­tional hol­i­day­mak­ers who trav­eled to Greece in the Jan­uaryMay pe­riod was up just 2.4 per­cent on last year, data from the coun­try’s cen­tral bank have shown, with ar­rivals from the US slid­ing 18.2 per­cent and re­ceipts from US tourists shrink­ing by a re­mark­able 30.8 per­cent. Greece fared bet­ter in terms of ar­rivals from France and Ger­many, as there were 20.8 per­cent more Ger­man tourists, lead­ing to a 14.4 per­cent rise in rev­enues from that mar­ket, and 13.7 per­cent more French vis­i­tors, who spent 19.4 per­cent more. That mea­ger rise in ar­rivals com­pared with a 17.6 per­cent jump in vis­i­tors to Cyprus, and a 10.4 per­cent in­crease in vis­i­tors to Spain. Even Turkey fared bet­ter in per­cent­age terms, see­ing its ar­rivals fig­ures chalk up a 5.5 per­cent year-on-year rise in the first five months of 2017.

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