ECONOMY

More than 20 million tourists in January-October

The total number of foreign visitors to Greece broke the barrier of 20 million in the first 10 months of 2014, reaching 20.8 million according to data released on Tuesday by the Bank of Greece.

The figure includes cruise visitors and accounts for a 21.9 percent annual increase.

Tourism revenues posted a year-on-year rise of 10.6 percent, exceeding 13 billion euros. However average spending per trip declined by 9 percent to reach 604 euros.

Projections point to a total of 23 million visitors throughout the year, while revenues are seen amounting to 13.5 million euros.