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German and British tourists accounted for a third of foreign arrivals in Greece last year
Date: October 11,2017
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German and British tourists accounted for a third of foreign arrivals in Greece last year


According to the Bank of Greece data for 2016 processed by the Institute of the Greek Tourism Confederation (SETE), German and British holidaymakers accounted for a third of arrivals from abroad and 30 percent of tourist spending last year.

The regions enjoying the highest spending by visitors were Crete, the Southern Aegean (including the Cyclades and the Dodecanese) and the Ionian Islands. These three regions saw per tourist spending exceed 600 Euros, against a national average of 449 Euros.

The regions with the highest flow of incoming tourism were the Southern Aegean, Crete, Central Macedonia (including Thessaloniki and Halkidiki), Attica and the Ionian Islands.

While Central Macedonia saw the greatest number of visitors, the Southern Aegean and Crete had the highest number of overnight stays and the highest takings. Attica also had higher revenues from tourism compared to Central Macedonia.

The German and British visitors had a huge presence in all these regions last year, particularly in terms of overnight stays and spending.

The only notable difference compared to the rest of the country was in Attica, whose top three markets were Britain, the US and Cyprus. In total, the top five markets – Germany, Britain, France, US and Italy accounted for 39.4 percent of visits, 47.8 percent of overnight stays and 50.3 percent of spending.

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