More than 33 million tourists visited Greece in 2018

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Posted on April 15, 2019, 2:02 pm
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More than 33 million tourists visited Greece last year. Specifically, according to the Bank of Greece’s final data, incoming travel traffic in 2018, increased by 9.7% to 33,072 million travelers, compared to 30,161 million in 2017.

The revenue generated by tourists reached 16.086 billion euros, which is an increase of 10% over figures from 2017.

Regarding the distribution of travel expenses of non-residents in Greece by reason of travel, the bulk of the receipts is related to travel for personal reasons, whose share in total expenditure was 94.6%, with the largest contribution being recorded for leisure trips (85.3%).

Trips visiting family as well as business trips also have a significant share, while travel revenue for health reasons has been reduced.

Source: ERT