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Greece H1 Travel Receipts Maintain Momentum, Up by 17.2%

EU residents contributed greatly to the 17.2 percent increase in Greece's travel receipts for the January-June period, according to the Bank of Greece.

Greece Welcomes Over 1.7 Million Tourists in Q1 2015

Greece saw 1.7 million tourists in the first quarter of 2015, beating last year's incoming tourist arrivals during the same period by 45.6 percent, according to data from the Bank of Greece.

Greek Tourism Revenue Up in September

In September, tourism revenue in Greece rose by 10.9 percent (225 million euros) to 2.28 billion euros from 2.06 billion compared to the same month in 2013.

Greece Sees Tourism Revenue Rise Above Forecasts

Tourism revenue in Greece is expected to eventually reach 14 billion euros this year, up from a previous forecast of 13.5 billion euros.

Greece Sees Big Increase In Tourism Revenue, Arrivals

Total travel receipts in Greece posted a 17.3 percent increase in the first quarter of the year compared with the same period in 2013.

Greece Expected To Break Record On Foreign Arrivals, Tourism Revenue

This year's tourism season in Greece is expected to mark a new record in terms of foreign tourist arrivals and revenue.

Greek Hoteliers Set Bar High For 2014 Tourism Revenue

Hoteliers in Greece are setting the bar high for tourism revenue this year, according to statements made by the president of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels, Yiorgos Tsakiris.

Greece Saw More Tourists, More Money In 2013

Greece’s tourism revenue increased by 16.4 percent in 2013, reaching 12.1 billion euros from 10.4 billion euros in 2012, according to data recently released by the Bank of Greece.

Greece’s Travel Balance Records Surplus In January-June 2013

Greece’s travel balance of payments recorded a surplus of 2,607 million euros during the first six months of the year, 27.7 percent more compared with the same period in 2012.
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Foreign Tourist Arrivals To Greece Expected To Surge This Fall

More foreign tourists are said to visit Greece this fall and the country is expected to “collect” three times the amount of tourism revenue it gained during the April-May period, the Greek press said Tuesday, 27 August.
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Greece Welcomed Over 1 Million Tourists In First Quarter

International arrivals to Greece increased by 4.6 percent during the first quarter of 2013 compared to last year, the Hellenic Statistical Authority (ELSTAT) said on 23 July.
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German Tourists Spend Most Lavishly In Greece

German tourists are Greece’s biggest spenders on an annual basis as they splashed out some 1.65 billion euros last year, according to the latest report of the Bank of Greece.

Greece Lags Behind Competitors During First Half Of The Year

Greek tourism was not at its best in the first half of the year compared to competing countries such as Turkey, Cyprus and Spain, the Greek press said last month. This was mainly due to negative publicity abroad during the two election periods.

Tourism Falls Victim To Greece’s Political Scene

International bookings dropped some 50 percent only a few days after Greece’s general elections, according to Andreas Andreadis, president of the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).

Hotelier Federation Warns Of Tourism Revenue Slide

“The current tourism leadership, just like the previous one, has managed to devalue the country's tourism product by some 15 percent, causing tourism’s contribution to Greece’s GDP to shrink from 18 percent in 2008 to 15 percent this year,” according to President of the Hellenic...

Hotel Chamber: Tourist Arrivals Drop In Greece

Tourist arrivals have dropped 10 percent throughout Greece, President of the Hellenic Chamber of Hotels Yiorgos Tsakiris said at a press conference in mid-May while presenting data gathered from the country’s hotelier associations.