ECONOMY

Tourist arrivals from Germany rose 19 pct in 2014

Greece enjoyed the biggest global rise in German visitors last year.

According to German tourism publisher FVW, which cited figures from the German federal statistical authority, air arrivals to Greece from Germany grew by 19 percent compared to 2013 to exceed a total of 2 million.

Other top destinations for German tourists saw more modest increase rates, as leader Spain saw its incoming tourism from Germany rise 6.9 percent to 8.9 million arrivals, Turkey posted a 2.4 percent increase and Italy observed a 5.9 percent expansion. In Egypt arrivals from Germany declined by 19 percent.

The figures concern the period from November 2013 to October 2014.