Arrivals and overnight stays in hotels and tourist campsites in Greece recorded a strong increase during the first nine months of the year compared to the corresponding period of 2020.
Provisional data by the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) showed that hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites in Greece saw a year-on-year increase of 63.2 percent in arrivals and 87.0 percent in nights spent during the January-September 2021 period (Table 1).
More specifically, during the first nine months of 2021, arrivals and nights spent by non-residents recorded an increase of 111.9 percent and 119.3 percent respectively, compared with the same period of 2020. Arrivals and nights spent by residents also grew by 5.9 percent and 15.8 percent, respectively.
Non-residents lead Jan-Sept 2021 arrivals/overnight stays
During the January – September 2021 period, the largest share of arrivals and nights spent in hotels, similar establishments and tourist campsites, was recorded by non-residents, i.e. 70.2 percent of arrivals and 80.6 percent of nights spent (Graph 5).
For the same period, the average number of nights spent per person amounted to 4.2 nights. More specifically, the average number of nights spent was 4.8 nights for non-residents and 2.7 nights for residents (Graph 6).
The total occupancy of the bed-places in hotels and similar establishments (excluding tourist campsites), which is based on the nights spent compared to the bed places that were in operation, amounted to 44.1 percent during the period of January – September 2021, compared with 31.9 percent in the corresponding period of 2020 (Table 3, Graph 7).