BUSINESS

Huge rise in spending by British tourists

ILIAS BELLOS

TAGS: Tourism

The Germans continue to be the biggest source of tourism revenues for Greece, even if their spending did post a 0.2 percent decline in 2019 compared to 2018, taking it to 2.956 billion euros, according to Bank of Greece data.

In contrast, takings from British tourists posted a major increase, as they reached 2.556 billion, up by 31.9 percent from 2018.

Revenues from French tourists also posted remarkable growth, amounting to 14.5 percent year-on-year, to reach 1.092 billion euros.

Takings from countries outside the EU-28 registered a rise of 14.2 percent, with Russians spending 27.3 percent more last year.

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