ECONOMY

New hotels outnumbered those that shut down in 2012

Despite the Greek economy’s ongoing crisis, the country’s hotel sector showed remarkable resilience last year, with the number of operating units actually rising.

According to a study by the Institute for Tourism Research and Forecasts, the investment plans implemented last year outnumbered the hotels that shut down, resulting in an increase in the country’s capacity – with 22 additional hotels and 3,110 more rooms.

Most of the new units are on the Cyclades islands and in the Peloponnese, while the number of hotels in Central Greece, Western Macedonia, Thessaly and Thrace continued to drop.