Tourism arrivals from Russia will register a new record this year as they are expected to reach up to 1 million people, according to the president of the Association of Hellenic Tourism Enterprises (SETE), Andreas Andreadis.
Addressing a two-day Greek-Russian tourism forum at Hersonissos on Crete on Monday, he estimated the rise of Russian tourist arrivals this year to top 30 percent from 2011, when they had numbered 740,000, posting growth of 64 percent from the year before.
He added that average per capita expenditure by Russian tourists in this country amounts to 1,005 euros. As a result, visitors from Russia are among the biggest spenders in Greece.
The forum, titled «Chartering the Future,» is set to conclude on Tuesday.