ECONOMY

Tourism arrivals in Greece up 4.6% in Q1 of 2013 but revenues down

There was a 4.6 percent rise in the number of tourists visiting Greece during the first quarter of the year compared to 2012, according to Bank of Greece data published on Monday.

Despite more than 1 million people visiting Greece between January and March, tourism revenues were down 3.7 percent against the same period last year.

Revenues from visitors within the European Union were particularly poor as they showed a 20.8 percent drop.

This was almost made up by the 18.8 percent increase in revenues from non-EU visitors.