Further Growth in Tourism

The Greek tourism minister, Elena Kountoura, has confirmed that 2017 has been a “milestone year” for tourism to the country, with an estimated 30 million arrivals.

“For the fourth year in a row, there has been an ongoing growth of more than 7% yearly, from 26 million in 2015 to 28 million in 2016,” Kountoura said.

Greece has seen a double-digit growth in arrivals from almost every European country, including Germany, France and the Scandinavian nations, while she said numbers had also increased significantly from dynamic markets such as the US, Canada, Russia, the Middle East and China.

The UK market also saw growth, with figures showing a 6% increase in air arrivals in the first eight months of this year.




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