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Australian travel agent sees rising interest in Greek vacations this year

There is strong interest in vacations in Greece from Australians this year, according to industry experts.

”This year we are experiencing good levels of inquiries and bookings. I think there is pent-up demand,” Steve Reynolds, the chief executive of Cox & Kings, One of the major suppliers of holidays to Greece, told the Sydney Morning Herald.

He said there was a drop in demand for Greek holidays last year due to fears of unrest,

”I visited twice and in my experience it was absolutely fine to go. The unrest was grossly overstated,” Reynolds said.

On average, Australians are the biggest spenders of all the tourists that visit Greece.

They spend an average of 1,420 euros each per trip and stay about 12 days longer than most other nationalities.

The next biggest spenders are Canadians with 1,207 euros per trip, Americans, who spend 1,098 euros, and Russians with 1,005 euros, according to figures from the Association of Greek Tourism Enterprises (SETE).