Greece setting a trend in tourism with 20% increase in international arrivals

Published on : Saturday, April 7, 2018

Germans prefer Greece and Turkey as summer destinationGreece is setting a trend in global luxury and leisure tourism. So that the Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura expects an additional 2 million visitors in 2018.



The tourism minister told that the excellent course of the last three years, with historic highs in all tourism statistics as she claimed, continues into 2018, with the trend being for a greater growth than any other year.



In the first quarter of 2018, there was a 20 percent increase in international arrivals. In many areas of Greece that had never had any winter tourism the Tourism Greece have achieved an impressive increase. There is a huge rise of 800 percent has been recorded in the year to end-March, with more than 50,000 tourists visiting the island.



Tourism Minister Elena Kountoura also pointed out that Greece can respond to the high demand and the increased flow of tourists, claiming that the country managed to attract new investments of high added value in the period from 2015 to 2017.



Kountoura specifically said that more than 25,000 new beds were added to major four- and five-star units of over 300 beds each, according to the data of the ministry’s Special Agency for the Promotion and Licensing of Tourism Investments.



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