Greece's tourism receipts down 4 pct in Jan-Oct period

Greece’s receipts from tourism were 4 percent down in the 10 months through October, as fewer people from other European Union nations visited the country.

Tourists spent 9.77 billion euros, compared with 10.18 billion euros in the year-earlier period, according to an e-mailed statement on Wednesday from the Bank of Greece.

Visitor numbers fell 5.5 percent overall with arrivals from the other 26 EU countries down 13.4 percent and from the other 16 euro-area nations down 17.5 percent, the central bank said in the statement. [Bloomberg]